Parents and Family Leadership Council

Join the Parents and Family Leadership Council 

Parents and Family Leadership Council members gather by a painting at Linsalata Alumni Center

The Parents and Family Leadership Council is comprised of dedicated Case Western Reserve parents and family members who, together with the Division of Student Affairs and development staff, seek to advance the university by enhancing the student experience.

Parents and family members of a current CWRU student in good standing who make an annual qualifying gift of $5,000 or more to the university are eligible for council membership.

Council members have opportunities to:

  • hear the latest university news and provide feedback at council meetings;
  • serve as ambassadors and welcome new parents to CWRU;
  • receive benefits such as VIP invitations and seating to campus events;
  • foster relationships with other Case Western Reserve families and encourage philanthropic support; and
  • help the university build partnerships that provide students and new graduates with vital career support by activating professional networks.

Join the Parents and Family Leadership Council

For more information, email Ellen Schwartz at or call 216.368.6710.

To support the Parents and Family Fund with a check, please mail to:

Case Western Reserve University
National Development Office
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7008

Council spotlight

Ed and Kathy Apy

Parents and Family Leadership Council members Ed and Kathy Apy got involved from the very beginning of their son Charlie’s journey at Case Western Reserve University.

“I really appreciate having the insight of what is going on behind the scenes,” said Kathy. “As parents, the council provides a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from university leadership—that makes it more than worth it.” Continue reading their story.