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The Tufts Parents Giving Program

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Welcome, Tufts University Families!

The mission of the Tufts Parents Giving Program is to partner with parents to directly impact and enhance the daily student experience. We accomplish this through encouraging parent philanthropy, engaging leadership donor parents through the Parents Leadership Council, and hosting regional events including the annual Parents and Family Weekend.

Watch Maryanne Wolf's keynote address during Parents and Family Weekend 2015!

Parent Giving

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The creators of eBay and Blogger. The singer who saved the Negro spiritual. The greatest political intellect from New York since Alexander Hamilton. The inventor of Mrs. Butterworth’s Pancake Syrup. All Tufts alumni. Learn more about some of our notable alumni. How will your student make an impact?

Each year, parents contribute over $6 million in support of the student experience at Tufts through annual and major gifts. The annual Parents Fund, which raises $2.5 million, provides critical support for student research, faculty recruitment and retention, athletics, financial aid, innovative programming, and enhanced research facilities. Parents also support university-wide priorities by making gifts to the endowment to support scholarships, building projects and other university initiatives. Please review the methods and ways to give or call the Parents Giving Program at 617-627-3798 for more information.



We host a number of smaller parent events throughout the country and internationally, connecting parents to the university faculty and senior administrators. Parents are also included in many of the events and affinity groups provided through the Tufts Office of Alumni Relations.


The research team at The Harvard Graduate School of Education would like to speak with you to be a part of a large-scale study to determine how different constituencies conceptualize the purposes and goals of a college education. The team has already conducted nearly 170 interviews on campus. A one hour long conversation over Skype or Google Hangout can take place at a time and date convenient to you. Questions will focus on your view of the “college experience.”

All participants will receive their choice of either a $50 Amazon gift card, or a $50 donation card to Donors Choose, which supports classroom project needs in public schools across the country.

If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a time to participate, please be in touch with Noemi Schor at 617-496-2494.


The Parents Giving Program communicates regularly with parents through print and electronic newsletters. We share highlights of campus life as well as stories of how your parent philanthropy impacts the daily experience of students. Please make sure we have your current email address by contacting us at

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Gina A. DeSalvo
Director, Parents Giving Program

Craig O'Donnell
Associate Director

Linda Levin-Scherz, A09P, M16P
Assistant Director

Deborah Hand
Staff Assistant


Tufts Parent's Program