Parent Giving


Annual gifts to the W&J Fund have an immediate impact on every student. W&J relies on annual financial support from alumni, parents and friends to continually strengthen the overall W&J student experience.


  • Student scholarships and financial aid

  • Faculty development and compensation

  • Programming that crosses boundaries among academic fields

  • Building maintenance and beautification projects


Your gift to the W&J Fund, no matter the size, makes a difference in the education of every W&J student. Parent giving not only helps strengthen academics, facilities and tuition costs, it also supports new programs such as the Magellan Project.


Cap & Tassel Society of Washington & Jefferson College recognizes any parent who gives to W&J, through the W&J Fund or any gift designation, for each year their child attends W&J. Parents meeting Society requirements will be recognized at their child's commencement ceremony with a special donor recognition & reception, as well as in the annual Honor Roll of Donors. For more details on the Cap & Tassel Society, please contact Lori Dougherty, Annual Fund Officer, at 724-223-6545 or

View the Class of 2012 Cap & Tassel Society Members


The Parents’ Council serves as a bridge of communication between Washington & Jefferson College parents and the College’s administration, faculty, student body, alumni, and friends.  Members of the Parents’ Council serve as spokespeople for the entire parent constituency and as such, are parent leaders in advising and financially supporting W&J.

The Parents’ Council at W&J certainly values the investment in a W&J education. This dedicated group of family members gives their time and financial resources to help the College continue to educate young men and women of uncommon integrity, competence, and maturity.

This select group of parents of current students meets twice annually, in the fall and spring, and may serve while their students are enrolled at W&J. 


Stewart & Andrea Adams, P’2015 –Millington, NJ
Tom & Maureen Barron, P'2016 - Johnstown, PA
Kendrick & Shelia Bashor, P'2016 - Akron, OH
Michael & Tammy Bednar, P’2014 – Wintersville, OH
Ronald & Susanne Calhoon, P’2014 – Harrisburg, PA
Chris & Donna Casagrande, P’2015 – Sutersville, PAMichael & Laura Cohen, P’2015 – Eau Claire, WI
David & Jocelyne DeNunzio, P’2015 – Greenwich, CT
David & Corrine DiBenedetto, P’2014 – Pittsburgh, PA
Edward & Linn Anne Galligan, P’2105 – Frederick, MD
Joseph & Lora Griffith, P’2013 – Reston, VA
Michael & Michelle Haas, P’2013 – Damascus, MD
Kurt & Kristi Harriman, P'2016 - Bradenton, FL
Thomas & Margaret Kasunic, P'2016 - Butler, PA
Donald & Debra Kirby, P’2013 – Cleveland, OH
Richard & Holly Kohr, P’2013 – Ellicott City, MD
Jeffrey & Debra Lehman, P’2015 – Pittsburgh, PA
David Lynch & Dot Davis, P’2013 – Pittsburgh, PA
Glen MacKenzie & Donna Miller-MaKenzie, P'2016 - Manchester Center, VT 
Daniel & MaryKay Misterka, P’2015 – Aurora, OH
Brett & Melissa Scharf, P'2016 - Hollidaysburg, PA
Kevin & Terri Smith, P’2013 – West Palm Beach, FL
Paul Szabolcs & Maria Escolar, P'2016 - Pittsburgh, PA
James & Josette Taglieri, P’2015 – Huntington Beach, CA
George & Lesa Thieroff, P’2013 – Wheeling, WV

For questions about the Council, please contact Lori Dougherty, Annual Fund Officer, at 724-223-6545 or

The Parents' Council seeks energetic volunteers to serve as council members. To submit a parent for nomination, contact Lori Dougherty.
To support the Parents' Council and make your W&J Fund donation, please complete the online giving form or contact Lori Dougherty.

Parent Donor Spotlight