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Welcome, Tufts University Families!

The mission of the Tufts Parents Giving Program is to partner with parents to directly impact and enhance the daily student experience. We accomplish this through encouraging parent philanthropy, engaging leadership donor parents through the Parents Leadership Council, and hosting regional events including the annual Parents and Family Weekend. 

Family enjoys the Tufts football game during Parents and Family Weekend 2017.

A student gets a playful hug from her parents while posing for a photo on Parents Weekend.

Each year, parents contribute over $3.1 million in support of the student experience at Tufts through annual and major gifts. The annual Parents Fund raises over $2.5 million each year to provide critical support for student research, faculty recruitment and retention, athletics, financial aid, innovative programming, and enhanced research facilities.

Parents also support university-wide priorities with gifts that support scholarships, building projects and other university initiatives.

Many serve on the Parents Leadership Council and participate in regional events including the annual Parents and Family Weekend.

There are so many ways to give. Contact the Parents Giving Program at 617-627-3798 or for more information.

Parents and Family Weekend 2018 Photo Gallery

Thank you to all of the parents and families who joined us for Parents and Family Weekend 2018. Please click here to relive the weekend programming, including the Conversation with the Provost ad interim and Deans, the Dean's and Director's coffee, the President's Welcome and Keynote Address, the Avenue of the Arts, and the Athletic Games. 

View the gallery

Get Connected

We host a number of smaller parent events throughout the country and internationally, connecting parents to the university faculty and senior administrators. Parents also participate in many of the events and affinity groups organized through the Tufts Office of Alumni Relations.

Each October, the Parents Giving Program welcomes thousands of parents, family members, and friends to campus for Parents and Family Weekend. The next Parents and Family Weekend is Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2019.

The Parents Giving Program communicates regularly with parents through print and electronic pieces. We share highlights of campus life and stories of how your parent philanthropy impacts the daily experience of students.

Please get in touch and make sure we have your current email address at

Senior Parents- Honor your Jumbo Today!  

Congratulations! This is an exciting time for your senior and your family. Learn about ways to honor your Jumbo and their legacy at Tufts. 

Honor your Jumbo

Questions about student grades, billing, financial aid, and more?

The Student Services website for parents provides information on student grades, schedules, financial aid, registration, and more.

Meet Our Staff

Gina A. DeSalvo
Director of Parents Giving Program
Sally Gallagher
Parents Giving Program Coordinator
Craig O'Donnell
Associate Director