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The Tufts Parents Giving Program
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMENCEMENTCommencement is Sunday, May 18, 2014. Please see these hotels for room blocks for Tufts guests.
MATRICULATIONCampus move-in for new students will take place Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Parent programming will also take place that day, followed by the beginning of the mandatory (student-only) Orientation program that evening. For complete information, please visit the Orientation website.
PARENTS AND FAMILY WEEKEND
The next Parents and Family Weekend is October 17-19, 2014. 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
Linda Levin-Scherz, A09P, M16P
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