Message from the Parent & Family Council Chairs


Dear William & Mary Families,

Welcome! As chairs of the Parent & Family Council (PFC), we’re happy to be together with you in this vibrant, diverse and remarkable community. We’re parents of a W&M student and a W&M alumnus, and we have learned how essential private funding is to underwrite the university’s highest priorities for students.

We joined the PFC to better understand the university’s ongoing vision regarding the student experience. Through our involvement in this development board for the Division of Student Affairs and Public Safety, we have seen how we, as parents, can meaningfully impact the quality of the collegiate experience for our children and their fellow students.

We appreciate the personal touch we experience through the PFC and enjoy connecting and collaborating with other parents, sharing experiences and information, and hearing from university leaders on a regular basis.

We’re proud to say that, on average, this group’s philanthropic work raises approximately $3 million from parents for programs across the university each year, including about $1.25 million for the Parents Fund.
If you’re interested in learning more about joining the Parent & Family Council, please complete the PFC interest form or reach out to the Parent & Family Giving Team.

In short, we want to reiterate that this group’s work and philanthropy matter. We hope you will consider joining us on the PFC, where your contributions help shape William & Mary for the benefit of all our students.

Go Tribe!

Sarah Altman P ’22, P ’25 and Rick Altman P ’22, P ’25
Chairs of the Parent & Family Council