Who We Are
The Parents Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization run by current parents to support the Academy, the cadets and their families. Helping parents stay in touch and have the information needed to support their cadet is an important focus for us. We maintain a website that is full of information to keep you up-to-date on Academy life and offers opportunities for parents to connect with each other. The Association raises funds through membership, the Parents Gift Fund and local Chapter fundraisers. The money raised goes directly to support initiatives, both large and small, targeted at enhancing cadet life. We have a strong relationship with the Alumni Association, which provides much of our administrative support and philanthropic infrastructure.
The Parents Association "exists for the sole purpose of supporting the US Coast Guard Academy and its Corps of Cadets. It seeks to expand public understanding and appreciation of the Academy; to encourage well-qualified young men and women to apply for appointments as Cadets; to assist with the orientation of new cadets and their parents; to promote communication between parents, cadets and the Academy Administration; and to make known to its membership the opportunities for participating in Academy and support projects offered by the United States Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association."