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Parent Leadership Council

Family at Mount St. Mary's CommencementThe Mount St. Mary’s University Parent Leadership Council (PLC) is a deeper way for parents to get involved with the Mount and support their student.

Through the council, you’ll be encouraged to engage with university leadership as well as discover opportunities to meet other families who share a love for the Mount.

PLC membership benefits

► Invitation to the annual Benefactor Dinner.

► Luncheon with your student and university administration during FamilyFest weekend.

► Special invitation to select Mount events such as convocation, business leader receptions, the Academic Circle of Excellence ceremony and regional chapter events.

► Special invitation to the Mount’s commencement breakfast.

► Reserved seating at commencement for four-year sustaining members.

How to get involved


Family near Mount St. Mary's terrace► Serve as a Mount Ambassador through the Admissions Volunteer Program.

► Attend Mount receptions, dinners, lectures, and other gatherings in your community with alumni and interested students and families.

► Communicate with Mount parents through first-year family welcome calls, thank you calls, and philanthropic support calls.

► Volunteer at on-campus events such as Move-In Day, FamilyFest Weekend and Accepted Student’s Day, and attend Mount Summer Send-Offs.


Family on bench at FamilyFest► Work with the Career Center and the Career Pathways program.

► Help to provide internship and job opportunities for students by leveraging employer relationships.

► Mentor and network with current students to help them translate their academic success into career development.

► Encourage your student to work with the Career Center.

► Learn about the Mount, its mission, programs, activities and the FORWARD! Campaign.


Parents and daughter at orientation► Make a gift annually to the Parents Fund in accordance with your capability, and preferably at a leadership level ($1,000+).

► Identify families who might be able and willing to support Mount St. Mary’s University.

Terms and time commitment

► Membership is renewable each year.

► Attend two meetings during each academic year.

► Dedicate four to five hours per semester to PLC outreach and events.

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