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

Kelly D’Emilia, P22, P23
Rick D’Emilia, P22, P23


Junior National Chairs

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



Suzanne Becker, P25
Thorsten Becker, P25

Jen Bono, BE97, P24
Brad Bono, AS91, P24

Rhonda Cates, BE91, P23
Tom Clifford, P23

Jo Chropuvka, P26
Gary Chropuvka, P26

Beth Cogan, P18, P23
Pete Cogan, P18, P23

Mark Dellose, AS89, P23, P25
Julie Griffin, P23, P25

Jayne Dellose, EHD96, P25
Steven Dellose, AS91, P25

Margaret Doherty, AS93, P24
Vincent Doherty, P24

Janice Dolan, P22, P23
Brian Dolan, BE87, P22, P23

Susan Amandi Garcia-Sarraff, P23
Jorge Garcia-Sarraff, P23

Stacey Garb, P25
Larry Garb, P25

Kim Gardner, P24

Joanne Geshickter. P25
Chris Geschickter, P25

Alison Grant, P25
Michael Grant, P25

Kerri Kacmarcik, AS91, P19, P21, P24
Kaz Kacmarcik, BE91, P19, P21, P24

Neil Kalin, P25
Joanie Kalin, P25

Deborah Lempert, P23
Stuart Lempert, P23

Sara Levine, P26
Heath Levine, P26

Benjamin Mabie, AS93, P26
Jennifer Mabie, AS93, P26

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

Jennifer Savarese, P23 P26
Jason Savarese, P23 P26

Abrea Truskin, P26
Scott Truskin, P26

Christine Wolf, AG92, P23
Peter Wolf, AS91, P23

Bill Woodhour, BE87, P26
Liz Woodhour, P26

Judd Wright, P22, P25

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