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President's Parent Council

The President’s Parent Council helps advance the Christopher Newport University experience through giving programs and active engagement with the campus community.

Benefits

Based on the giving level, President's Parent Council members may receive reserved parking, invitations to VIP receptions, opportunities to engage with university leadership and the additional benefits listed below.

Silver Tier Members receive:

  • Reserved parking and an exclusive hospitality experience at your Captain's Commencement (reserved for families who contribute at the Silver Tier for four consecutive years)
  • Family Weekend Discovery Pass (includes reserved parking and four tickets to a special VIP reception with university leaders during Family Weekend)
  • Fall and spring conference calls with university leadership
  • All Blue Tier benefits (see below)

Silver Tier members make annual contributions of $2,500+ over the course of an academic year (or $250+ per month over 10 months). A portion of your charitable donation includes goods and services valued at $300.

Blue Tier members receive:

  • Two President’s Circle parking decals for use in any campus lot (to be used by the parent(s) only)
  • Information packet that includes academic calendar and other helpful information
  • A dedicated University Advancement team member who will respond to questions and provide you with university updates
  • Exclusive Family Weekend breakfast with university leadership
  • Reserved parking throughout Family Weekend
  • Attendance at a second-semester President’s Parent Council event with university leaders

Blue Tier members make annual contributions of $1,000+ over the course of an academic year (or $100+ per month over 10 months). A portion of your charitable donation includes goods and services valued at $170.

What does my gift support?

You can direct your gift to any specific area at the university that interests you (e.g., scholarships, athletics, the arts, or any other areas that mean the most to you). You can also make an unrestricted gift, which the university can use for the area of greatest need.

But, Doesn’t Tuition Cover All That?

No. Tuition alone does not cover all the needs of the university. Your President’s Parent Council gift helps to fund many programs or areas that will directly enrich the lives of our students.

How can I join?

There are four ways you can join the President's Parent Council:

  1. Click Join Now on this page and make your gift online.
  2. Call us at (757) 594-8590 or (757) 594-7038.
  3. Complete the Membership Form and mail it, along with a check, payable to CNUEF, to:
    Office of University Advancement
    Christopher Newport University
    1 Avenue of the Arts
    Newport News, VA 23606
  4. Stock or cash transfer. Please call us for details
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