About

Parent Ambassadors Circle

Philanthropy, particularly through those members of our community so connected to the College, is vital our success. The Parent Ambassadors Circle was created to recognize parents and families of students who annually give $2,500 or more to the College. These Parent Ambassadors can choose to contribute to the Odyssey Scholarship Program or the Dean’s Fund for Student Life.

The Parent Ambassadors Circle gives members an avenue to engage with our community through not only philanthropy, but also outreach and volunteering. 

The inaugural chair of the Parent Ambassadors Circle is Stewart Brookman, parent of a student in the class of 2020.

Becoming a Parent Ambassador

Make a gift of $2,500 or more to any College giving priority to become a Parent Ambassador and receive invitations and communications related to the Parent Ambassadors Circle.

Ambassadors are invited to a private reception during Family Weekend hosted by Dean John W. Boyer, AM'69, PhD'75, as well as regional events and programs around the world. They also receive special communications, such as conference calls or webinars, with University leaders on topics of scholarly or institutional interest.

Additionally, upon making their gift, Ambassadors become members in the Chicago Society, which includes all associated benefits.

Ambassador Responsibilities

In addition to philanthropy, Parent Ambassadors can make welcome calls to families of incoming students and host events like Admitted Student Receptions, summer Send-Off Parties, or other events for fellow parents, students, and alumni.

We also ask that Ambassadors explore hiring UChicago students through the Metcalf Internship Program, network with College students and alumni and, if possible, host or help coordinate Career Advancement Treks.

If you have any questions about becoming an Ambassador, or about the College's giving priorities and other opportunities for support, a member of the Parent and Family Philanthropy team would welcome a conversation with you.