The Parent & Family Leadership Council (PFLC) is a community of UD parents and families dedicated to maintaining the opportunities and prestige of the University of Delaware. The PFLC works together to increase parent involvement and raise vital dollars for the Parents Fund in support of the Division of Student Life.


PFLC members reside in regions around the country and represent all four undergraduate classes at UD. Members of the PFLC serve a one-year renewable term each year their student is enrolled as a current undergraduate at the University. A dedicated and active Council helps guide the work of the Division of Student Life and the Office of Parent & Family Giving and Student Life Philanthropy and provides valuable feedback from the parent perspective.

The PFLC is overseen by the vice president for Student Life, Senior National Chairs and Junior National Chairs.

For more information, contact Tracy E. Smith.

PFLC Mission Statement

The mission of the PFLC is to build relationships with parents and families that lead to increased interest in financially supporting the University of Delaware. Council members act as advocates and work to increase parent involvement and raise vital dollars for the Parents Fund in support of the Division of Student Life. Members commit to gifts of $2,500 or more to the Parents Fund. The PFLC works through the University Office of Development and Alumni Relations’ Office of Parent & Family Giving and is overseen by the vice president for Student Life.

Council Member Role Description

UD Parent and Family Leadership Council members will serve a one-year renewable term and will be asked to:


  • Make an annual leadership gift of $2,500 or more to the UD Parents Fund
  • Serve as a positive ambassador for the Parents Fund, the Division for Student Life and the University of Delaware
  • Consider a legacy gift of $50,000 or more in honor of their student's graduation
  • Educate fellow UD parents about the importance of supporting the Parents Fund

Parents and Family Leadership Council 

Senior National Chairs

Marilyn Jacobsen, AS72, P24
Ray Jacobsen, AS71, P24


Junior National Chairs

Stephanie Rarick, AS93, P25
Tate Rarick, BE93, P25



Suzanne Becker, P25

Thorsten Becker, P25

Jen Bono, BE97, P24

Brad Bono, AS91, P24

Mark Dellose, AS89, P23, P25

Julie Griffin, P23, P25

Stacey Garb, P25

Larry Garb, P25

Kim Gardner, P24

Joanne Geshickter, P25

Chris Geschickter, P25

Alison Grant, P25

Peggy Guiliano, P27

Joe Guiliano, P27

Ignatius Hneleski III, P25, P27

Sundae Hneleski P25, P27

Kerri Kacmarcik, AS91, P19, P21, P24

Kaz Kacmarcik, BE91, P19, P21, P24

Neil Kalin, P25

Joanie Kalin, P25

Sara Levine, P26

Heath Levine, P26

Norma Locke, P13, P14, P16, P27

Chris Locke, 84BE, P13, P14, P16, P27

Benjamin Mabie, AS93, P26

Jennifer Mabie, AS93, P26

Remy Richman, BE91, P23, P25

Jennifer Savarese, P23, P26

Jason Savarese, P23, P26

Abrea Truskin, P26

Scott Truskin, P26

Seth Weingarten, P26

Karyn Weingarten, P26

Bill Woodhour, BE87, P26

Liz Woodhour, P26

Judd Wright, P22, P25

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