Welcome Parents & Families

The Morehouse Family
December 19, 2013

 

Greetings from the Parents and Family Association! We are Bill and Polly Morehouse the new Co-Chairs of PFA and live in Darien, Ct. We have three Wildcats, one who is an Alumnus and two still attending the University of Arizona. We are extremely excited this year, to be working with a very diverse board from all around the country. The Parent & Family Association Board is a group of parent volunteers who are involved in many different areas including: fundraising, recruiting new students, state higher education legislation and freshman summer send- off events around the country. In addition, we have strong liaison relationships with Fraternity & Sorority Programs, S.A.L.T., and the Arizona Alumni Association.

The Parent & Family Association is an outreach organization that helps provide a voice for parents and students with the UA Administration. The Parent & Family Programs website uafamily.arizona.edu has updated University activities and links to many useful resources and opportunities for both parents and students. The website also has links to social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also publish a semi-annual magazine sent out to PFA donors and freshman parents with helpful information for the students. Our mission also includes philanthropic support for the students through grants over the past 30 years. We have been happy to raise almost two million dollars to enhance your student’s educational experience at the University of Arizona

We encourage the members of the Parents & Family Association to participate in the various activities we have planned over the next year. Our annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament is our major fundraiser and takes place annually on the Thursday before Family Weekend. This fundraising helps pay for our grants and outreach and communication with the parents. We have a new fundraising initiative this fall with the El Tour de Tucson. We are sponsoring a team of riders to represent and benefit the PFA. We have also engaged in community activities including our regional coffee chats and have parents working with our out of state Admissions Staff across the country to recruit new Wildcats. Our Board members and parent representatives also participate in many freshmen Summer Send Offs to welcome new students and parents and to help ease everyone’s transition into their experience as a Wildcat.

We welcome you to the Parents & Family Association and thank you for making a financial contribution to support our efforts. We hope that you also take the opportunity to get involved in our activities! If you are interested in joining one of our committees (Student Recruitment & Retention, Summer Send Offs, Campaign Committee) and/or attending events please contact Parent & Family Programs at dos-uafamilyatemail [dot] arizona [dot] edu. We would appreciate your ideas and input to make our PFA the best Wildcat Family.

By Line: Bill and Polly Morehouse