About the Parent Council

"Every member of the Goucher community has his or her own reasons why the Goucher experience is so meaningful to them.  To me, that reason is community."
- Goucher President José Antonio Bowen


It is the goal of the Parent Council to bring this feeling of community, which is felt so strongly on campus, into the homes and lives of the families of Goucher students.

To do this, the mission of the Parent Council is twofold

  • To make a transformative difference in the education of Goucher students through our philanthropic efforts.
  • To be a vehicle for communication, connection and support for the entire Goucher community.

Who can join the Parent Council? 

All parents of Goucher students are invited to join the Parent Council by making an annual donation to the Parent Fund, and our hope is that every Goucher family will be represented. Your gift to the Parent Fund shows that you are dedicated to ensuring that our students experience a full range of intellectual, athletic, artistic, research and internship opportunities during their educational journey here at Goucher!

In an effort to achieve 100% participation, the minimum donation to the Parent Fund for Parent Council status is $25.00, but for those who are able, we encourage you to be as generous as you can! Parents who contribute a gift or gifts of at least $1,500 or more to the Parent Fund during a 12-month period (our fiscal year runs July 1-June 30) are recognized as Goucher Society Members.

Goucher Society Recognition Levels

There are six membership levels, based on annual giving totals: 

  • Leadership: $25,000 or more
  • Scholarship: $10,000 - $24,999
  • Citizenship: $5,000 - $9,999
  • Mentorship: $2,500 - $4,999
  • Partnership: $1,500 - $2,499

Please note: Annual giving to the Parent Fund at the Goucher Society level can be broken down and paid monthly.

Make a Gift to the Parent Fund

How can parents become involved in the Parent Council's work?

There are a number of committees that support the Council's mission and parents are encouraged to join them. Visit our committee page to learn more about the opportunities available. 

This sounds wonderful! How can I get involved?

Parent Interest Form

We're looking forward to getting to know you and working together to enrich the Goucher experience for every student.