There is a highly engaged group of parents who are looking for more involvement as UGA parents.
These parents have found the Parents and Families Leadership Council a great way to become more involved and have a direct
impact on undergraduate student life while their students are enrolled at UGA.
These parents are closely connected to other highly involved parents that serve as a great support system through their years as UGA parents. Through annual meetings with upper administration and faculty, they also become much closer and knowledgeable of the academic focus, parent and student challenges, and how they can impact these areas.
Through their financial commitment of $2500 annually, they are able to administer and award the Parents and Families Grant program where financial assistance is given to fund scholarships, supplement important departments on campus and financially assist registered student organizations.
$1000 of the Parents Leadership Council gift supports the Venture fund which was established to assist with significant funding challenges or opportunities brought to the President's attention by the Provost, with the support of a department head and dean. In addition, the President's Venture Fund also supports small programs and projects in amounts typically ranging from $500 to $5,000.
About Our Grants
A primary focus of the UGA Parents and Families Association is to support the Parents and Families Grants Program. Donations to the Parents and Family Fund are used to provide grants to University schools, colleges, units, departments/divisions or recognized student organizations for projects and programs which enhance the quality of life for undergraduates.