Impact Is Paramount for New PLC Co-chairs
Liliane and Christian Haub, P'13, '14, will co-chair the Parents' Leadership Council (PLC) this year with the goal to heighten the spirit of service and philanthropy that are hallmarks of the Boston College parent community.
"We want fellow BC parents to understand the positives of staying connected to Boston College," says Christian Haub. "Giving back in any number of ways can have an immediate impact on the BC experience of their child, and all undergraduates, while strengthening the University for tomorrow's students."
The couple succeed Nancy and Ken Nolan, P'03, '05, '08, '12, who recently completed a three-year term as co-chairs, and hope to continue the strides made during the Nolans' tenure.
The Haubs have already led by example—investing significantly in faculty research at the Carroll School of Management. Both leadership-level annual gifts and endowed funding are critical because they advance Light the World campaign priorities that touch students' lives through financial aid, student formation programming, and other academic and cocurricular opportunities.
While aiming to expand parents' philanthropy, the Haubs also hope more parents will share their time and talents as members of the BC community.
"It's about building relationships," explains Liliane Haub. "Parents can lend career advice to current students or perhaps encourage their companies to offer internships to deserving undergraduates. Likewise, PLC members can host First Year Sendoffs or other regional events. They are invited to join in and find the best fit for them."
Adds Christian Haub, "We hope to motivate the competitive spirit of BC parents. We all want Boston College to be the best university possible, which requires all of us to work together toward that goal."