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Quinnipiac Parents Fund
Make an immediate impact
Gifts to the Quinnipiac Parents Fund support high-impact educational and developmental programs that benefit current students. Every dollar invested goes to continuing our mission to help students become well-prepared professionals. Your philanthropic support helps to ensure that students continue to reach their academic dreams through the quality educational experience that Quinnipiac offers.
What is the Quinnipiac Parents Fund?
The Quinnipiac Parents Fund includes unrestricted and restricted gifts that provide the University with funding to support students and faculty.
Why is the Quinnipiac Parents Fund vital to the University?
Support from parents helps Quinnipiac to provide programs, such as:
- First-year seminars and experiences
- Common intellectual experiences
- Learning communities
- Writing-intensive courses
- Collaborative assignments and projects
- Undergraduate research
- Diversity education and global learning
- Service learning and community-based learning
Will my gift make a difference?
Participation is the cornerstone of the Quinnipiac Parents Fund. Gifts, in any amount, generate additional resources for the University and signal support and enthusiasm for the education Quinnipiac provides. In turn, foundations, corporations and other funding organizations are motivated to support universities whose own communities invest heavily in the success and future of the institution.
For more information on how your gift will make an impact at Quinnipiac, please contact:
Senior Director of Parent and Family Development
Quinnipiac has long valued parents as partners in our students' education and success. We value your contribution to our joint mission of providing our students with a meaningful education in an innovative learning environment. When we make an impact on campus, we set our students up to make an impact on the world in their careers.
When you make a leadership gift, you join other like-minded parents and receive multiple opportunities to meet and network with university leaders, deans, faculty, staff and fellow parents.
Parents Council - $2,500
The Parents Council was created to provide a direct avenue for meaningful communication between Quinnipiac administration and involved parents. Council members share their time and energy by attending meetings on campus each semester, where they hear about the latest developments at Quinnipiac from faculty, deans and top administrators. Parents Council members recognize the vital importance of the Quinnipiac Parents Fund, and make leadership gifts of $2,500 or more annually in support of the university’s priorities. Parents Council members are invited to two meetings per academic year with university leadership and fellow council members, receive exclusive parent email updates and have the opportunity to attend many invitation-only receptions, including parent networking and social events.
“Joining the Parents Council has provided us with the opportunity to engage with university leadership, learn about programs available to students and network with other Quinnipiac families. Our sons are continually being shaped at Quinnipiac with experiences both inside and outside the classroom as they work toward their career goals. However, it is a shared learning process; their professors teach and nurture them and we as parents and council members continue to guide them and invest in the success of all students and the university.”Scott and Christine Wiss, Parents of Jeremy '18, JD '21, and Daniel '21Parents Council Chairpersons
Parents and Family Fellows - $10,000
Quinnipiac Parents and Family Fellows invest further in their child’s educational experience, support the academic success of all our students, and gain relationships and insights into our campus, faculty, staff and other parents. Parents and Family Fellows support areas that are special to their students by directing gifts of $10,000 or more each year to a particular program, school or department. Members join their philanthropic peers in exclusive gatherings with Quinnipiac’s top leadership, Board of Trustees, and distinguished alumni. Members receive all privileges of membership in the Parents Council as well as commencement benefits.
“Philanthropy is not a spectator sport. Parents and Family Fellows are parents and grandparents who understand the lifelong power of a Division I, private college education and immerse themselves in their own unique Quinnipiac experience. They invest in current and future Quinnipiac students in meaningful and powerful ways.”Robert and Shelley Massey '88Parents of Morgan '14, MHS'18, Taylor '14, Brandon '20
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Here's what some of our extraordinary students are up to in the classroom and out in the world:
Measuring the magnitude of distress in children
Srijan Adhikari, a second-year student in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, traveled to his native Nepal in 2016 after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake ravaged the country, killing 9,000 and injuring an estimated 22,000. He studied the psychological and social effects of the earthquake on schoolchildren as part of a capstone project.
Student dives into study abroad experience in Australia
Physician assistant student Erin Schirra is studying abroad in Australia this semester, and found herself swimming around and exploring the Great Barrier Reef just days after getting off the plane.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to study in this beautiful country, and I feel thankful to Quinnipiac for encouraging me to go abroad this semester,” she said.Read more
Students come together for simulated birth
The School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences are collaborating to give students a more real-world labor and delivery experience through simulated births. The interprofessional learning experience prepares students to learn to think quickly, work collaboratively and better understand each other’s roles in different health care situations.