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Register for Parents and Family Weekend

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 host ing regional events including the annual Parents and Family Weekend.

Parent Giving

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.


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




Registration for Parents and Family Weekend is now open and the schedule of events is posted.

Please make your reservations as soon as possible as it is the same weekend as the Head of the Charles. Several hotels have set up room blocks for our parents.

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.


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