Submitted by Jean Gambrill, Assistant Director of The Meredith Fund
Thank you for helping us reach 36% participation in this year’s giving initiative. If 49 more Meredith employees make a gift to the College this year, we’ll reach 50%!
Please join your colleagues and visit our Faculty and Staff Giving Initiative webpage.
A gift of any size makes a difference. You may give a restricted or an unrestricted gift to The Meredith Fund. Consider giving to the College’s general fund, your department, or another special fund on campus.
For every Meredith employee who makes a minimum gift of $2/month for one year on payroll deduction, The Meredith Fund Office would like to say thank you with a special stainless steel travel mug. Additionally, Aramark will fill your mug with a free warm beverage Wednesday, February 27 for Founders’ Day. Go to the BeeHive between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. with your donor travel mug and choose between coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate or cappuccino! For more information, please contact Jean Gambrill at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
I work here—why should I make a gift to my employer?
Faculty and staff participation percentage is a consideration for corporations and foundations when deciding whether to award Meredith College with funding for scholarships, professorships, or major college projects. Making a gift is another opportunity to demonstrate our own commitment to the importance of Meredith for our students and our colleagues.
What are ways I can designate my gift?
Most faculty and staff choose to give an unrestricted gift (a gift not restricted for a specific purpose) to The Meredith Fund to provide support for campus priorities. Unrestricted gifts enable the College to fund areas of critical need and take advantage of unexpected opportunities that will benefit our students and the College. If you would prefer that your gift be designated for another fund/area, simply note your preference when making your gift.
How much should I give?
Any amount that feels comfortable for you. Participation is truly our number one goal each year. Every gift will make a difference.
What is payroll deduction?
Payroll deduction is one of the most convenient and popular ways to give to Meredith. It allows you to make an annual pledge by having a certain amount deducted each paycheck. When completing the payroll deduction form, you specify the amount you would like automatically deducted from each paycheck, the start date, and where your support should be designated. You can have an amount deducted until further notice or until a specific total has been reached. You can complete a payroll deduction form by clicking here.
Can I give my gift to more than one area?
Absolutely! When making your gift, identify the areas/fund and the amount you wish to give to each.
What if I have additional questions regarding the Meredith Faculty and Staff Giving Initiative?
Please contact Jean Gambrill, Assistant Director of The Meredith Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org or x8392.
Have you presented research or attended a professional meeting recently? Has your department earned an award? Share news of these accomplishments and more with the Meredith community. Faculty and staff are invited to email items to Melyssa Allen, “Campus Connections” editor, at email@example.com.