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Building family community, supporting student success.

About Us

The Sun Devil Family Association is a nationwide network of ASU families committed to family engagement and student success. The SDFA provides information that parents need to stay informed of university events and activities. Gifts to the association support scholarships, free tutoring, a free Thanksgiving dinner, a student crisis fund and support for former foster care students.

SDFA Parent Orientation

Connect with us

To learn more about the Sun Devil Family Association, please contact:

Robin Hengl

Robin Okun Hengl
Executive Director of Parent Programs, Sun Devil Family Association

Engagement Opportunities

The SDFA offers many ways to engage with the university and connect with each other, enhancing the university experience for all Sun Devils parents and families. These opportunities include:

  • Hosting a regional Sun Devil family coffee or reception
  • Assisting at regional Sun Devil Send Offs to welcome new families
  • Greeting prospective families at nationwide ASU recruiting events
  • Engaging at local university events: Welcome Week, Family Weekend, Homecoming and more
  • Parent-leader opportunities (Leadership Council and Leadership Circle)

For more information about these and other opportunities, contact Robin Okun Hengl at or 480-965-0830.

Leadership Council

The SDFA Leadership Council is comprised of dedicated in- and out-of-state parents committed to student success. Members provide volunteer and financial resources and serve as strong advocates, locally and nationally, to expand opportunities and academic support for today’s students. Leadership Council members:

  • Serve as parent-leaders connector points for local and regional outreach efforts and activities
  • Direct parent-funded grants and scholarships
  • Receive invitations to exclusive receptions and special events
  • Become part of a network of parent leaders who are committed to ASU
  • Invest annually in SDFA student success initiatives at the Angel, Gold or Maroon Family Circle recognition level

For information about the SDFA Leadership Council and other parent leadership opportunities, please check out our PDF icon informational packet.

Annual Recognition Levels

Angel Family Circle ($5,000 and above) | Join now

Gold Family Circle ($2,500 - $4,999) | Join now

Maroon Family Circle ($1,000 - $2,499) | Join now


SDFA Leadership Council members help students achieve their dreams

By being a part of the SDFA, we were more in touch with activities that were happening at ASU.”

Jeni Makinen, SDFA Leadership Council and SDFA PLUMS (Parents of Alums) member

Our Impact