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Parent Association

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A Community of Support

One of the key differentiators of BGA is our parent community and its commitment to enriching the experiences of our faculty and students through the Parent Association.

What We Do

The Parent Association plays many important roles, including:

  • Coordinating volunteer and fundraising activities
  • Representing the interests of BGA parents
  • Supporting and promoting the goals and policies of the Academy
  • Acting as a liaison between the parents and BGA faculty/administration 

Committed to building a strong parent community, the PA welcomes new parents, sponsors social gatherings and an array of student activities and events, and hosts Denim & Diamonds, the school’s largest fundraiser.

Why We Do It

But most of all, the PA ensures BGA parents are involved in the areas that they can best contribute. Every parent and guardian of a BGA student is a member of the Parent Association, and we want each to find opportunities where they can lend their time and talents to add to the BGA experience. We are here for you – to support you, to help you and to connect you to our school and the incredible opportunities to volunteer.

For additional information, including the full PA Board list, bylaws, handbooks, and upcoming PA meetings and events, please visit the Parents Association page in myBGA.

2023-24 Parent Association Board Members

President, Mary Looney
President-elect, Wendy Thomas
Secretary, Nora Jewell
Treasurer, Heather Heath
Communications, Holly Bush
LS Co-Chair, Tristan Arnold
LS Co-Chair, Julie Costanzo
MS Co-Chair, Cheryl Kovacs
MS Co-Chair, Marisa Ippolito
US Co-Chair, Niki Horner
US Co-Chair, Natalie Ballash
Arts Co-Chair, Kathleen McClellan
Arts Co-Chair, Cackie Walker '00
Denim & Diamonds Co-Chair, Cara Deese
Denim & Diamonds Co-Chair, Kelley Young
Wildcat Co-Chair, Jennifer Carroll
Wildcat Co-Chair, Karen Jackson
Wildcat Co-Chair, Leigh-Ann Miller
Wildcat Co-Chair, Danielle Padula

Save the Date

Save the date our 10th annual Denim & Diamonds: Saturday, March 2, 2024.

Denim & Diamonds is the BGA Parent Association's premier fundraiser, and we hope you'll make plans to join us as we dine, dance, socialize, raise a glass, and raise money, all in the spirit of supporting our students, faculty, and staff. 

Get Involved!

Looking to volunteer or get more involved with the Parent Association? There are many opportunities available throughout the year and a variety of boards on which parents can serve. To get started, contact:

Candy Sullivan

Candy Sullivan

Director of Community Relations