Each year, the senior class continues the proud tradition of giving back to Meredith through the senior class gift project. This student-led initiative encourages the senior class to unite in a fundraising effort that leaves a lasting impression on campus. The senior gift committee chairs are nominated by their classmates and work with staff members to identify a campus need. All seniors are encouraged to participate, no matter the amount. Often the students pledge an amount to The Meredith Fund over a three-year period in order to increase the size of their gifts and begin a commitment of continuous giving to Meredith.
The Class of 2010 raised funds for two bicycle racks that were installed this past fall. The racks were designed by students in Associate Professor of Art Lisa Pearce’s Three Dimensional Design course and were inspired by Meredith traditions. They are abstracts of a daisy and angel wings. The new racks also connect to Meredith’s sustainability programming as they increase the visibility of alternative transportation options on campus.
With their strong commitment and desire to make the bike rack project a huge success, the Class of 2010 had the highest participation rate of any other class with 41% participation. Currently, the Class of 2011 is preparing for their senior class gift and has set a goal of 50% participation. The tri-chairs for this year’s initiative are Margo Alfieri, ’11, Caroline Clark, ’11, and Brittany Frieson, ’11, who will announce the chosen gift project during their kick-off party on Tuesday, February 8.
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