Parent Philanthropy Message

I am proud to be an Emory alumni parent (81C), and I’ve chosen to serve on the Parent Leadership Board since 2014. My involvement dates back to my years as an undergraduate when I was President and Activities Chairman for the Residence Hall Association and a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. Since graduating, I chaired the New York alumni Regional Program Executive Committee and was a member of the Class of 1981 Reunion Committee from 2000-2001. In my new role as national chair of the Parent Leadership Board, I am able to donate my time, energy, and financial support, as I continue to make a difference for Emory University. This volunteer board supports and represents the parents of all undergraduate students at Emory. I believe that parents should lead by example, and I hope that my commitment to Emory will provide a good example for my kids. Paying it forward—giving back to a community by demonstrated efforts—should be life-learning experiences for all our undergraduate children.

I am keenly aware that tuition alone does not cover the costs associated with providing a healthy and fulfilling undergraduate education. Partnering with Emory’s administration, faculty, and alumni, we parents of enrolled students can help provide the resources Emory needs to capitalize on its great reputation and continue to grow in stature.

It is with great pride that I support Emory University and all the university has to offer. I invite you and your family to consider doing the same during this academic year.


Denise Berson Tanzman 81C, P18
National Chair
Emory Parent Leadership Board
Parent Philanthropy & Engagement