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Parents Council

The NYU Parents Council is an important part of the University's efforts to build and strengthen our relationships across the entire NYU community. The Council meets with the University administration to discuss critical topics that impact student life. Members also have opportunities to socialize and network with fellow parents, alumni, and University leaders.

The NYU Parents Council Mission

  • To increase philanthropic support for NYU
  • To offer feedback and inform University leadership from a parent's perspective
  • To welcome new parents to the University through New Student Send-offs, the President's Reception, Parents Council events, and regional events

These Select Parent Leaders

  • Serve as ambassadors for the University
  • Assist the University in building partnerships
  • Particpate in meetings and other NYU activities

Members Support the University at a Leadership Level

President's Council: $5,000 – $9,999

Global Circle: $10,000 – $24,999

Chairman's Circle: $25,000+

Joining the Parents Council has allowed us to personally connect with other parents, faculty, and administrators. As members of the Council, we can channel our passion and enthusiasm for the University in a way that truly benefits all students at NYU. We are thrilled to be a part of the cultural DNA of New York University's incredible community.

Marc and Karen Spector
Co-Chairs, NYU Parents Council

NYU Parents Council Members
Academic Year 2015–2016

Marcia B. de Andrade and Guilherme Silva
Weston, FL
STERN Parents

Alan and Deborah Annex
Scarsdale, NY
STERN Parents

David and Jessica Aronoff
Newton, MA
TSOA Parents

Eduard and Kathleen Beit
New York, NY
CAS Parents

Robert and Nancy Bergmann
Pacific Palisades, CA
GAL Parents

Bonnie and Joel Bergstein
New York, NY
GAL Parents

Mickey and Simmi Bhatia
New York, NY
CAS Parents

Andrew and Caroline Bird
Pacific Palisades, CA
GAL Parents

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Burns
Hong Kong
CAS Parents

Lily Chang
Arlington, TX
STEINHARDT Parent

Eddie Yong-Lan Chen
Shanghai, China
CAS Parent

Yong Chen and Hua Zhang
Beijing, China
NYUSH Parents

Chang Sik Cin and Kyung Ra Park
Hong Kong
CAS parents

Steve Cohen and Lisa Melmed
Brooklyn, NY
GAL Parents

Tina and Paul Crisci
Hillsborough, CA
LS Parents

Mojdeh Khaghan and Robert Danial
Miami Beach, FL
GAL Parents

William and Jennifer Danner
New York, NY
STEINHARDT Parents

Fernando and Stacey Donayre
Miami, FL
CAS Parents

Jumana and Haytham Elzayn
Malibu, CA
STEINHARDT Parents

Eron and Valerie Epstein
Chattanooga, TN
GAL Parents

Marc Feldman and Alison Korman Feldman
Ambler, PA
GAL Parents

Daniel and Suzanne Ferleger
Encino, CA
GAL Parents

David and Susan Fink
Potomac, MD
STEINHARDT/STERN Parents

Robert and Heidi Flicker
Westport, CT
CAS Parents

Nancy and Richard Freedman
Stamford, CT
Steinhardt Parents

Paul and Anna Freiman
New York, NY
LS Parents

Ann and J. Kent Friedman
Houston, TX
NYUSH Parents

Harvey and Anita Dann Friedman
Beverly Hills, CA
GAL Parents

Keith Funger
Potomac, MD
STEINHARDT/GAL Parent

Dariush and Haleh Gabbay
Beverly Hills, CA
STEINHARDT Parents

Feng Gao and Arlene Xu
Shanghai, China
CAS Parents

Andrew and Randi-Jean Gardner
Woodinville, WA
CAS Parents

Eric and Kimberly George
New Orleans, LA
GAL Parents

Jody Gerson
Beverly Hills, CA
GAL Parent

Elie and Sharon Gindi
Beverly Hills, CA
CAS Parents

Weihua Gong
Scarsdale, NY
TANDON Parents

Shiv and Tinnie Grewal
Santa Ana, CA
LS Parents

Victor Hazan and Renee Shayo
Buenos Aires, Argentina
CAS Parents

Manuela Herzer
Bevberly Hills, CA
GAL Parents

Jay and Marietta Hesdorffer
Winnetka, IL
LS Parents

Biao Jin
Shanghai, China
LS Parent

Xin Huang
Chengdu, China
CAS Parent

Carol Yan Jin
Shanghai, China
CAS Parent

Thorkild Juncker and Sylvie Chantal
London, UK
TSOA Parents

Robert and Kate Keith
Darien, CT
GAL Parents

Philip W. Kirsh
New York, NY
GAL/TSOA Parent

Nicola Kotsoni and Steve Tzolis
New York, NY
GAL Parents

Richard and Lisa Kring
Los Angeles, CA
GAL Parents

Sanjay and Harshada Kucheria
Arcadia, CA
LS Parents

Elyssa and Barry Kupferberg
Boca Raton, FL
LS Parents

Jeffrey and Jennifer Lavine
Scarsdale, NY
CAS Parents

Shi An Liu and Ping Xu
Shanghai, China
STERN Parents

Jeffrey and Marci Lefkovits
Kearny, NJ
GAL Parents

Kevin and Rachel Lin
Great Neck, NY
CAS Parents

Mon Yan and Chifeng Lin
Irvine, CA
STEINHARDT Parents

Yong Ma
Chengdu City, China
NYUSH Parent

Shalom and Iris Maidenbaum
Lawrence, NY
LS Parents

Mark and Rina Malin
London, UK
GAL Parents

Elaine and Charles Mangum
Boston, MA
STERN Parents

Anna McCullough
Houston, TX
LS Parent

Thomas and Cheryl McIntyre
Vancouver, Canada
CAS Parents

James and Rickie Peaslee
New York, NY
GAL Parents

Stacy Phillips
Los Angeles, CA
STEINHARDT Parent

Jan and Joan Popkin
Ridgewood, NJ
CAS Parents

Bonnie and Robin Priest London, UK
CAS Parents

Nancy and George Reider
Naples, FL
LS Parents

Brian and Mary Jo Rogers
Towson, MD
SPS Parents

Randy Rosen and Liza Vismanos
Los Angeles, CA
STEINHARDT/LS Parents

Richard Santa Ana and Margie Yee
Brooklyn, NY
NUR/STEINHARDT Parents

Albert and Jodi Sassoon
Pelham, NY
LS Parents

Melissa and Bill Shapiro
Scarsdale, NY
LS Parents

Steven and Leslie Siebert
Los Angeles, CA
GAL Parents

Ivy Sisi and Shaogang Hu
Guangzhou, China
NYUSH Parents

Marc and Louise Shmuger
Los Angeles, CA
GAL Parents

Gail and Mark Silberman
Roslyn, NY
Stern/Law Parents

Courtney Simmons and Nathan Sawaya
Studio City, CA
CAS Parents

Howard Smith
Glen Cove, NY
STERN Parent

Nugroho and Immie Soeharto
Los Angeles, CA
CAS/STERN Parents

Marc and Karen Spector
Roslyn, NY
Co-Chairs
TSOA Parents

Sang Joon Suh (STERN '87)
Seoul, Korea
STERN Parent

Richard and Linda Tarplin
Falls Church, VA
CAS Parents

Lisa Todd
Los Angeles, CA
GAL Parents

Danian Wang
Shanghai, China
LS Parents

Bradley and Frances Waters
Woodinville, WA
CAS Parents

Cristian Wedekind and Margarita Ortigas-Wedekind
Atherton, CA
GAL Parents

Nina Weissberg
Leesburg, VA
GAL Parent

Suzy Welch
North Palm Beach, FL
GAL Parent

Jonathan and Ayelet Wiener
Bronx, NY
CAS Parents

Jerold and Bonnie Winograd
Houston, TX
STEINHARDT Parents

Bing-Le and Wei Wu
London, UK
CAS Parents

Xiaoping Xu and Linda Chen
Beijing, China
GAL Parents

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NYU Parent Resources

Get the information you need at
http://www.nyu.edu/community/parents/resources.html

Parents Helpline

The helpline is a source of information and assistance for almost any University-related question or problem. The staff will answer your questions, refer you to appropriate resources, and, if necessary, act as a problem-sovling liaison with other University units. For more information please call 212-998-4219 or email parents@nyu.edu

For questions regarding the NYU Parents' Council, please contact a Parents' Council Liaison: Amy Grinsfelder at (212) 998-6921 or amy.grinsfelder@nyu.edu


The Parents Fund

Many NYU parents want to provide support that will enhance their child’s NYU experience. The Parents’ Fund enhances the student experience in ways that tuition alone cannot provide.

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