Parents' Fund

Parents assist the University with advancing its mission of students coming first.

We're really just college-aged ourselves. As Virginia's youngest university, we need the help of CNU families.

Parent involvement enhances the student and family experience at Christopher Newport University. CNU families promote CNU within their communities and places of business, provide ongoing communication with university administration, and volunteer leadership at university events. Parents help enrich the lives of our students and the CNU community.

Parents promote CNU by:

  • Serving as an advocate for CNU in their community and through on-campus activities
  • Supporting CNU's Parents' Fund, which addresses the greatest needs of the University and our students
  • Identifying internships and career opportunities for CNU students
  • Providing support to CNU at regional career fair events

President's Circle


Your generous tax-deductible leadership donations, which benefit the annual fund, make an immediate impact – allowing CNU to respond to unforeseen challenges and to take advantage of unexpected opportunities.


President’s Circle
$1,000 and above annually

President’s Circle members make annual contributions of $1,000 or more spread throughout the course of one fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

We are able to thank our President’s Leadership Circle and President’s Circle donors in several ways, including:

  • A President’s Circle parking decal for use in any campus lot
  • A dedicated email address where you can offer your questions and comments throughout the year
  • Special events at Family Weekend, including a private breakfast with President and Mrs. Trible at their residence and reserved game-day parking
  • An exclusive leadership weekend with President and Mrs. Trible in the spring

President’s Leadership Circle
$2,500 and above annually

At the most prestigious leadership giving level of the Parents’ Fund, members make annual contributions of $2,500 or more spread throughout the course of one fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

  • A dedicated officer of the University to respond to questions and concerns
  • Special seating accommodations and parking at commencement
  • Also includes all President's Circle features listed above

For more information, please contact:
Ryan King '15
BTC 425
(757) 594-8460

ryan.king@cnu.edu