The Parents Leadership Council is a community of parents who are actively engaged in their students’ experiences at OWU. Members share the Ohio Wesleyan Experience by connecting with students and parents, interacting with faculty and staff, and experiencing what makes being a Bishop so special.

Members have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in small group meetings with University Leadership, Faculty, and Advancement Staff.
  • Engage with other parents during Homecoming & Family Weekend, regional receptions, and other special events.
  • Welcome new families, host and attend University events, and advocate for parent philanthropy.
  • Receive invitations to join OWU President for on- and off-campus events through the year.
  • Receive regular updates sharing highlights of campus life and upcoming events as well as stories of how parent philanthropy impacts the daily experience of our students.

As members of the council, parents are asked to:

  • Lead the gift giving effort through annual contributions to the Parents Fund with a leadership gift of $1,842 or more.
  • Become ambassadors and representatives of the university at educational and social activities.
  • Assist in identifying, engaging, and attracting support from prospective parent donors.
  • Welcome new families to the OWU community and mentor new and current parents
  • Attend meetings two times a year either in person or virtually.
  • Promote OWU within their spheres of influence.

Why We Need Your Support

OWU makes every effort to keep the dream of a top-tier college education affordable.  Since tuition cannot fully cover the cost of educating students, private support makes the difference in:

  • Recruiting talented applicants.
  • Meeting the full financial needs of all admitted students.
  • Keeping tuition affordable.
  • Holding down student debt.
  • Maintaining the budget discipline necessary for a sustainable future.

Gifts from OWU parents help maintain the university's position as a leader in higher education, while providing a special vote of confidence in the work being done.

2019-2020 Council Members




Mark & Diane Anton


Madison, NJ

John '90 & Debbie Falko

P'18, P'21

Brecksville, OH

Eileen & Andrew Franko


Rocky River, OH

Walt & Julia Johnson


Nashville, TN

Jim & Linda Martin


Apex, NC

Laurie Meek '92

P'18, P'21

Ft. Worth, TX

Louis & Cindy Rose

P'19, P’23

Westerville, OH

Milton '77 & Marsha Savage


Philadelphia, PA

Diane & Andrew Stein


Westport, CT

R. Christopher Weber & Nancy McGowan*


Cincinnati, OH

*Denotes Parents Leadership Council Chairs

Contact Info


Annual Giving Office
Mowry Alumni Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3306
F 740-368-3328

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Office Contact

Mandy Gettman
Assistant Director of Annual Giving 

P  740-368-3045