Parent Leadership Associates

Members of the Parent Leadership Associates (PLA) represent the geographic range of our student body, and collectively have sons from every class in the current school year. The group actively seeks to have an array of BC High experiences and viewpoints on the committee. Usually each spring, new members are chosen either via nomination or by volunteering and then being confirmed.
Together, Associates lend their perspectives, voices, and talents towards reaching our goal of inspiring 100% of current parents and guardians to make their own gift – of any amount – to The Fund for BC High. We see ourselves as a community of companions in our sons’ journey. Every gift made by a BC High parent is a vital and beautiful piece of that path. Associates hope that every parent chooses to make a gift.
Because they themselves are asking parents to join them in making a donation to The Fund for BC High, each Parent Leadership Associate has also made his or her own annual gift. PLA members are also members of the Magis Giving Society and are recognized alongside several hundred other donors for having made an annual gift of $1,500 or more.


New members generally begin in the spring, though it is not required to begin at that time of the year. New members are chosen either via nomination or by volunteering and then being confirmed. The PLA meets regularly and is often joined by school administrators. Members of the PLA will be well-equipped to serve as ambassadors throughout the school community.
Participation in other areas of the BC High community is strongly encouraged, as it strengthens the entire community. These areas include formal Parent groups and others (e.g. parents of students in the arts, athletics, other co-curriculars). Members are also encouraged to attend community events as scheduling allows, including masses, community coffees, guidance events, and more.
As members of the PLA and also of the Magis Guild, associate members will be invited to attend various parent leadership events throughout the year, including President Leadership Receptions or Dinners in homes around the greater Boston area. Additionally, committee members are asked to help support the goals of the Office for Institutional Advancement and participation in the implementation of annual parent events:

  • Hosting an informal welcome coffee or reception in their home for newly-matriculated BC High parents/guardians during the summer or early fall or attend such an event as a co-host
  • Help plan and execute a spring fundraising event when appropriate
  • Attend and assist in other Advancement events (e.g. Senior Parents Reception, Welcome events, etc.), and possibly others.

Boston College High School is grateful for the sacrificial efforts of our Parent Leadership Associates, who have tirelessly given their treasure, time, and talent in support of our students – many of them for many years. Thank you!

2018-2019 Members

Tammy and Bill Miracky P'19, '21, '23, Newton; Chairs
Elise and Gregg Thomas P'19, '21, Boston; Vice-Chairs
Maggie Begley P'18, '20, '22, Boston
Robin Bigley P'18, '20, Plymouth
Gary Bigley P'18, '20, Plymouth
Christine Clancy P'22, Plymouth
Maura Curran P'19, '21, Hanson
Marianne Fitzpatrick P'22, '22, Cohasset
Jim Flanagan P'20, Boston
Michelle Freeman P'19, Milton
Nikki Galibois and Rob Galibois II '88 P'20, '22, Kingston; High School Delegates
Katie Harold P'18, '21, Scituate
Holly Linton, P'21, '21, Newton
Gabi Lowe P'21, '21, Boston
Kathleen McCormack P'22, Boston
John Meunier P'20, Boston
Elizabeth Morris P'20, '22, Swampscott
Katie Norton P'21, '22, Milton
Joan Nunes P'15, '21, Canton
Andreea O'Connell P'22, Dorchester
Chris O'Connell P'22, Dorchester
Ken Olson P'22, Boston
Dale O'Reilly P'22, '24, Marshfield
Melissa Reilly P'24, Boston
Bridget Rice P'21, '23, Milton
Dave Richardson P'21, Hingham
Florence Richardson P'21, Hingham
Nancy Roth P'23, Charlestown
Marla Skeffington P'23, Hingham
Kateri and Jon Steele P'22, Hingham; Arrupe Delegates
Rob teDuits P'23, Charlestown
Susan Whalen P'16, Charlestown
Peter Welsh P'23, Cohasset
Tracey Welsh P'23, Cohasset
Carolyn Wiesenhahn P'21, Milton
Mark Wiesenhahn P'21, Milton

Interested in Joining?

Contact Kim Jennings P'21, Director of Parent Giving and Engagement, at for more information.