Meredith Lake is a picturesque place on campus that Meredith students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and visitors can enjoy throughout the year. In 1964, McIver Amphitheater, a 1,500 seat venue on the west side of Meredith Lake, was completed and has been used for Meredith traditions such as Class Day, Cornhuskin’, Homecoming, and Honor Code Ceremony. The lake has also served as a valuable on-campus resource for students conducting undergraduate research.
In late March of this year, the iconic campus lake drained due to the erosion of pipes and plumbing. The serene body of water at the amphitheater is now empty. Not only is the beauty lost, but the lake water that was used to irrigate Meredith’s grounds is no longer available.
We are determined to restore this beautiful campus asset.
Initial estimates to repair the lake are up to $500,000. We have a matching gift lined up for the first half, and we are asking our alumnae to raise the other $250,000 through our annual Meredith Mayhem campaign, which ends on June 30.
If you would like to support the lake restoration project, please make a gift online or contact The Meredith Fund office at (919) 760-8202.
Kim McCall Whitley
Beyond Strong Campaign Coordinator