The focus of the Office of Parent Giving is to enhance and grow the culture of parent philanthropy throughout the UGA campus.

The goal of the PLC (Parents Leadership Council) Grants Program is to help students thrive and dramatically enhance the undergraduate experience by creating a healthier, safer, and more enriching campus.

Our team works to raise parent major gifts that will have a direct impact on UGA students and university resources. Our office also oversees the Parents Leadership Council. The Parents Leadership Council is a group of highly engaged parents who are eager to be involved on campus and make a direct impact on undergraduate student life. The PLC is the largest venture fund supporter, has awarded grants to student programs all over campus, and has many families who have created their own endowments. We invest in these families’ UGA experience.

Andrea Parris

Senior Director of Parent Giving

Fun Fact:

In the spirit of the Atlanta Braves winning the world series, I saw Hank Aaron hit #715, breaking Babe Ruth’s homerun record in 1974.

Aubrey Miller

Major Gift Officer

Fun Fact:

I have visited 32 U.S. states, 19 European countries and 3 Caribbean countries. My last international trip was in 2017 so I am overdue, however, I currently spend most of my free time (and money) with my 2 year old daughter and 2 Airbnb rental houses.

Brittany Rider

Major Gift Officer

Fun Fact:

I love visiting State Capitols (and capital cities), and my goal is to visit every State Capitol in the U.S. I’m about a third of the way there!

Kate Lovin

Parent Giving Coordinator

Fun Fact:

I have an HGTV problem. I’ve seen every single episode of Fixer Upper and Hometown multiple times over.


Taylor Hicks

Major Gift Officer

Fun Fact:

A fun fact about me is that I was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2015 and played 2 years of professional baseball.

LaTonya Moore

Administrative Associate

Fun Fact:

My first job was at Sanford Stadium working in the concession stand and selling Coca-Cola in the stands. I had to walk up and down each isle shouting “Cold Coca-Cola”. So embarrassing, but Sanford Stadium is so cool.

Morgan Barksdale

Student Worker

Fun Fact:

I can do a back flip!

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Past Grant Funding

2020:  $625,000

Total:   $3.8 million

Events, Meetings, Projects

Fall Parents Leadership Council Meeting

Spring Parents Leadership Council Meeting

Grants Program