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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.

2022-23 Parent Association Board Members

President, Lyn Knopf
President-elect, Mary Looney
Secretary, Nora Jewell
Treasurer, Marisa Ippolito
Communications, Holly Bush
LS Co-Chair, Anna Lauren Hesson
LS Co-Chair, Tristan Arnold
MS Co-Chair, Elizabeth Spooner
MS Co-Chair, Bonnie Baker
US Co-Chair, Lauren Murphy
US Co-Chair, Niki Horner
Arts Co-Chair, Sandra Crowe
Arts Co-Chair, Kathleen McClellan
Denim & Diamonds Co-Chair, Jenna Beverly
Denim & Diamonds Co-Chair, Kelley Young
Wildcat Co-Chair, Karen Jackson
Wildcat Co-Chair, Jennifer Carroll

Denim & Diamonds 2023

The Parent Association's biggest fundraiser and party of the year – Denim & Diamonds: Hats Off to BGA – is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, at The Factory at Franklin. Tickets go on sale January 27! Click the button below for more information about this year's event, including the Wine Pull and Silent Auction.


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