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Meredith Celebrates Lowery Family Fitness Center

Meredith Celebrates Lowery Family Fitness Center

The Meredith community gathered on August 28 for the unveiling of the new Lowery Family Fitness Center in the Weatherspoon Athletic...read more »


Investing in Meredith College

Investing in Meredith College

By President Jo Allen, ’80

Our $75 million campaign for Meredith, Beyond Strong, continues to gain momentum...read more »


Alumna Creates Beautification Endowment

Alumna Creates Beautification Endowment

Anne Fonville-Sams, ’77, loved to ride horses on the Meredith campus in the days when Meredith offered a horseback riding...read more »


Meredith Mayhem Helps Support Lake Renovation

Meredith Mayhem Helps Support Lake Renovation

Meredith Mayhem, the annual fundraising campaign based on alumnae class participation, recently ended and alumnae once again proved they were...read more »


Restoring Meredith Lake

Restoring Meredith Lake

Meredith Lake is a picturesque place on campus that Meredith students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and visitors can enjoy throughout the...read more »


Meredith Alumnae Awards Presented During Reunion Weekend

Meredith Alumnae Awards Presented During Reunion Weekend

Meredith College alumnae gathered on campus May 19-21 for Meredith Alumnae Reunion Weekend. More than 600 were in attendance for the...read more »


Meredith Fund Celebrates Class of 2017 Donors

Meredith Fund Celebrates Class of 2017 Donors

The Meredith Fund held a sunset dessert reception on the rooftop deck of the Science and Math Building on May 1,...read more »


Byrum Scholar │Briana Landis

Byrum Scholar │Briana Landis

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the age of four, Briana Landis, ’19, has never wanted her disease to...read more »


Class of 1970 │ Holding the Rope for Each Other

Class of 1970 │ Holding the Rope for Each Other

Imagine you are hanging on the edge of a cliff, your life in your hands as you grasp the rocky...read more »


Meredith Receives $1 Million Preventive Maintenance Gift

Meredith Receives $1 Million Preventive Maintenance Gift

Meredith College is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has recently given a $1 million gift for electrical maintenance. <...read more »


$1 Million Gift Names Fitness Center

$1 Million Gift Names Fitness Center

A $1 million gift from Ann Lowery, ’74, will name the fitness center in the Weatherspoon Physical Education building for...read more »


Jessie Ball duPont Fund Representatives Visit Meredith

Jessie Ball duPont Fund Representatives Visit Meredith

Representatives from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund visited Meredith College on April 5, 2017. David Llewellyn, a duPont trustee, and Barbara Roole,...read more »


Porter Byrum: A Champion for Students (1920-2017)

Porter Byrum: A Champion for Students (1920-2017)

Porter Byrum, a retired attorney and real estate developer from Charlotte, N.C., known for his educational philanthropy, passed away...read more »


Scholarship Donors Honored

Scholarship Donors Honored

Institutional Advancement held the Scholarship and Donor Recognition dinner on Thursday, March 16, at the Embassy Suites in Cary, N.C....read more »


Parents Council Meeting Held

Parents Council Meeting Held

The spring Parents Council meeting was held on campus on Saturday, March 18. Members learned about the Beyond Strong Campaign as...read more »


Thank a Donor Day Held

Thank a Donor Day Held

The 1891 Club hosted Meredith’s third annual Thank a Donor Day on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Festivities began the night before...read more »


Giving Day Exceeds Goal

Giving Day Exceeds Goal

Meredith College held its second annual Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day on February 28, 2017. A total of 1,758 donors contributed $379,166...read more »


Giving Day February 28

Giving Day February 28

The second annual Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day is Tuesday, February 28, 2017. This 24-hour giving challenge aims to raise $250,000...read more »


Gift Launches New Service Scholarship

Gift Launches New Service Scholarship

Meredith College has launched a new service scholarship for students who are deeply committed to service in their communities and...read more »


Unrestricted Gifts for “the Greatest Needs of the College”

Unrestricted Gifts for “the Greatest Needs of the College”

By President Jo Allen, '80

Donors who make unrestricted gifts to the “greatest needs of the college”...read more »


Grants Supports Undergraduate Research

Grants Supports Undergraduate Research

A new initiative funded by a $95,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund supported undergraduate research and mentorship at Meredith...read more »


Parents Fund Project will Enhance Quality of Life for Students

Parents Fund Project will Enhance Quality of Life for Students

This year the Parents Fund raised $56,148, surpassing the goal by more than $6,000. This amount was the most raised by Meredith...read more »


Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward

LaRue Pearce Davenport, ʼ65, has always remembered how her family saved for her college tuition so she would be the first...read more »


Gift to Name Dance Studio

Gift to Name Dance Studio

The Oscar A. Keller, Jr. family has given a six figure gift to support renovations to the Fitness Center in...read more »


Meredith Receives $1 Million Unrestricted Gift

Meredith Receives $1 Million Unrestricted Gift

Meredith College is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has recently given Meredith College a $1 million unrestricted gift. This...read more »


Alumnae Association Holds First Homecoming

Alumnae Association Holds First Homecoming

The Meredith College Alumnae Association welcomed more than 400 alumnae back to campus on November 4-5, 2016, to celebrate the College&rsquo...read more »


Second Annual Parents Day Held

Second Annual Parents Day Held

Meredith College Parents Day was held on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The day, organized by The Parents Fund, gave nearly 300...read more »


Meet Legacy Scholar Mimi Mays

Meet Legacy Scholar Mimi Mays

Eager to broaden her leadership abilities, Mimi Mays, ’20, strives to make a difference in every community she joins....read more »


Meredith Dedicates Jo Ellen Ammons Welcome Center

Meredith Dedicates Jo Ellen Ammons Welcome Center

The Meredith College community gathered on October 19 to dedicate the Jo Ellen Ammons Welcome Center and to celebrate the renovations...read more »


Meredith Legacy Scholar Going Strong

Meredith Legacy Scholar Going Strong

For Meredith Legacy Scholar and Teaching Fellow, Kirby Jones, ‘19, taking on leadership roles and extra...read more »


Meredith College Fundraising Campaign has Record Year

Meredith College Fundraising Campaign has Record Year

To date, Beyond Strong │The Campaign for Meredith has raised more than $55 million, toward a $75 million goal that was announced...read more »


Meredith’s Academic Experience: Exceptionally Strong

Meredith’s Academic Experience: Exceptionally Strong

One of our most critical messages to prospective students, faculty, and staff is the extraordinary quality of the Meredith experience....read more »


Meet Double Trouble

Meet Double Trouble

Mary Louise Ott Spain, ʼ43, and Jean Davis Newell, ʼ46, began chatting while standing in line for a ferry on lecturer Elliot...read more »


Strong Story │ Tia Joyce

Strong Story │ Tia Joyce

Tia Joyce, ’16, a Legacy Scholar, earned majors in chemistry, biology, and psychology, while at Meredith College. Thanks to support...read more »


Meredith College Presents 2016 Alumnae Awards

Meredith College Presents 2016 Alumnae Awards

Meredith classmates reunited on campus May 13-15 for Meredith Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2016. This year all classes were invited to attend...read more »


Eighth Annual Grandparents’ Luncheon Held

Eighth Annual Grandparents’ Luncheon Held

The Meredith College Student Ambassadors hosted the Eighth Annual Grandparents’ Luncheon on Friday, April 8, 2016, at The Royal Banquet and...read more »


Class of 2014 Dedicates Gift

Class of 2014 Dedicates Gift

The Class of 2014 gathered on May 6 to celebrate the completion of their senior class gift, a sidewalk along Main Campus...read more »


Grant to Support Undergraduate Research

Grant to Support Undergraduate Research

A new initiative funded by a $95,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund will support undergraduate research and mentorship at...read more »


Thank a Donor Day Highlights Philanthropy

Thank a Donor Day Highlights Philanthropy

Meredith College held its second annual Thank a Donor Day on February 24, 2016, sponsored by the 1891 Club. The goal of the...read more »


Meredith Announces $75 Million Campaign Goal

Meredith Announces $75 Million Campaign Goal

After a week spent celebrating its 125th anniversary, Meredith College announced plans to raise $75 million through its Beyond Strong fundraising...read more »


Meredith Raises Over $280,000 in 24 Hours

Meredith Raises Over $280,000 in 24 Hours

Meredith College held its first 24 Hour Giving Day on February 23, 2016, as part of a weeklong celebration of the College&rsquo...read more »


Class of ‘74 Endowment Signed

Class of ‘74 Endowment Signed

On November 6, 2015, seven members of the Class of 1974 gathered to sign their endowment for the Meredith Legacy Scholarship. This prestigious...read more »


Faculty and Staff Surpass Goal

Faculty and Staff Surpass Goal

At the Town Hall Forum on November 5, Ann Gleason and Cammey Manning, co-chairs of the Faculty and Staff Campaign Committee...read more »


Meredith Celebrates Historic Gift

Meredith Celebrates Historic Gift

A $3.5 million gift from the Jud Ammons family, of Raleigh, N.C., in honor of his late wife Meredith College...read more »


Celebrating Scholarship Donors

Celebrating Scholarship Donors

On Thursday, October 22, more than 300 donors and students attended Meredith’s Annual Scholarship Dinner at Embassy Suites in Cary,...read more »


Sansepolcro Changes Lives for Students

Sansepolcro Changes Lives for Students

Meredith College hosted a reception for the Friends of Sansepolcro and tour participants on Monday, October 19, 2015, at the home of...read more »


Alumna Gift to Support Johnson Hall

Alumna Gift to Support Johnson Hall

Meredith College proudly announces the receipt of a $1 million gift from Bobbitt Clay Williams and her husband Bill Williams of...read more »


Gift Supports Criminology Program

Gift Supports Criminology Program

A recent $100,000 gift to Meredith College will support the College’s growing criminology program. The donor of the gift...read more »


Investing in Strength

Investing in Strength

As a member of the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame and a highly successful businessman, Charlie Shelton knows a...read more »


Every Gift Matters

Every Gift Matters

Leslie Hayes, ’80, learned the importance of alumnae support while she was still at Meredith. As a student worker in...read more »


Educating Future Generations

Educating Future Generations

When Mary Estes Speight, ’53, opened a gift from her children on Christmas morning last year, she had no idea...read more »


A Strong Student Delivers

A Strong Student Delivers

The Meredith Legacy Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, intellectual promise, and leadership ability – qualities...read more »


A Legacy of Strength

A Legacy of Strength

Awarded for the first time in 2007, the Meredith Legacy Scholarship – the College’s first and only full, four-year...read more »


Let’s Talk About Strong

Let’s Talk About Strong

Women’s colleges produce leaders. That’s why so many graduates of women’s colleges are the...read more »