Parent Leadership Council

The Parent Leadership Council (PLC) includes parents of current and recently graduated Harvey Mudd students who are committed to building community among our parents and fostering supportive relationships between parents and the College.


In collaboration with the Office of College Advancement (OCA), the Harvey Mudd College Parent Leadership Council leads by example, serving as ambassadors to fellow HMC parents by encouraging participation in regional, virtual and on-campus events, and inspiring leadership-level support through thoughtful outreach and stewardship.

Member Expectations

  • Contribute to HMC’s Annual Fund at the leadership level each year (minimum of $1,000)
  • Act as an ambassador and resource to the HMC parent community
  • Complete at least one leadership-level volunteer responsibility each year (examples of this include welcoming first-year families, hosting or co-hosting an event, speaking on a parent panel, writing an article for the parent enews, etc.)

Philanthropic Support

The Annual Fund provides a way for alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and other friends to make annual gifts to Harvey Mudd College that, when pooled together, provide a significant source of revenue necessary to fund the ongoing operation of the College. The PLC provides philanthropic support via donations, authoring solicitation appeal letters and through end-of-the-year thank you outreach.

For more information about the Parent Leadership Council please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at

The PLC Information Sheet provides information about the Parent Leadership Council’s mission and activities at-a-glance.

Heather Mingst P’22 and soon pose during a parent event.

Growing Together

“Being involved with Max’s school has always been something I enjoyed so joining the PLC was a no-brainer for me. What I didn’t know, and have since discovered, is how terrific the HMC community is. I’ve felt an immediate sense of connection with almost everyone I’ve met: faculty, students and parents. I attribute this to the fact that HMC is small, with a unique campus culture that fosters sustainable, lifelong connections. I can honestly say I’ve never met a kinder or more interesting group of people.”
Heather Mingst P’22