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THE PARENTS COUNCIL

pc-meetingInvestors in the High Point University Parents Council play a dynamic role in HPU’s success through their annual support of the HPU Fund for Extraordinary Education, along with gifts of their time and talents.

The Parents Council is open to all parents and families who are interested in supporting the University’s mission of delivering educational experiences that enlighten, challenge and prepare students to lead lives of significance in complex global communities. 

Throughout the year, Parents Council investors support the University by:

- Making an annual leadership gift of $1,924 or more to the HPU Fund for Extraordinary Education to provide scholarship assistance to High Point’s extraordinary students;

- Serving and participating in one or more of the Parents Council Committees.

- Attending semi-annual meetings held at Fall and Winter Family Weekend.

In addition to recognizing the philanthropic efforts of Parents Council investors in the President’s Circle Annual Honor Roll of Donors, High Point University is pleased to be able to extend a number of opportunities to Council Investors through our Gratitude Program including invitations to select campus events and special messages announcing major University news and milestones.

Click here to review the Parents Council Gratitude Program

Parents Council 2019-2020 Chairs

ChairsKen and Stephanie Casper (Emily '19, Molly '21)

Parents Council Committees:

  • The Outreach Committee, led by Bob and Karen Bainbridge (Nick '21), helps each August with new student move-in, as well as, HPU Connects events, and spring Accepted Student Receptions in conjunction with the Office of Admissions across the country. Members may be asked to share social media messages from the University by being an advocate for HPU on social media in promoting University events, Panther pride and initiatives of the University to various personal networks. Follow, share, like and comment. This committee is open to all families.
  • The Service Committee, led by David and Stacy Rolfe (Oliver '22), helps oversee the service project hosted during Family Weekend, and advocates for regional projects hosted by the HPU family. This committee is open to all families.
  • The Admissions Advocate Committee, (this chair position is open), greets admitted students and incoming families for scholarship weekends, attend spring Admissions events, and connects prospective students to the appropriate Admissions counselor. You may be asked to offer support to incoming HPU families by sharing your student’s HPU experiences through the Parent-to-Parent calling program in your respective area. This committee is open to all families. 
  • The Career and Professional Development Committee, (this chair position is open)provides the bridge from HPU to the real world by creating internship and job shadowing opportunities, host sites for HPU in the City, as well as assistance with career fairs. This committee is open to all families.

To volunteer for a committee, click here. 

For more information about the Parents Council and its associated philanthropic opportunities and gratitude program, please contact Andie Overbeck, Coordinator of Family Programs, at (336) 841-9447 or aoverbeck@highpoint.edu.

*High Point University is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to the University are tax-deductible to the extent allowed under Federal Law and IRS tax code. Please consult your tax or accounting professional for further guidance.

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