The Meredith Fund’s new webpage for the annual Meredith Faculty and Staff Initiative has officially launched. Have you made your gift to Meredith yet?
New this year, you can sign up for payroll deduction directly online or choose another method to make your gift to Meredith. Join your colleagues and answer the call to Be One in a Million by visiting www.meredith.edu/giving/meredith-fund/faculty-staff.htm. Please be sure to check back to the website periodically throughout the semester to see the latest increases to our participation thermometer.
Why Your Gift to Meredith Makes a Large Impact!
Your participation, rather than the amount, is what counts! Our goal for the Faculty and Staff Initiative is 50% giving participation. A high faculty and staff participation percentage is a consideration for corporations and foundations when deciding whether to award Meredith with funding for scholarships, professorships, or major college projects.
A message from staff member Tomecca Sloane to all employees:
“I would like to take this time to personally thank you for your continued commitment to serving the campus community through your time, monetary gifts, and willingness to make a difference as an employee. The work and service you provide to the College is truly invaluable. It is our sincere hope that you will remain diligent in your efforts to sow into the mission and vision of Meredith College.”
Director of Commuter Life and Diversity Programs
Employee Member of The Meredith Fund Advisory Board
Frequently Asked Questions
What are ways I can designate my gift?
Most faculty and staff choose to give to The Meredith Fund in order to make an unrestricted gift (a gift not restricted for a specific purpose) 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.
I work here—why should I make a gift to my employer?
We each care about Meredith in our own way. Making a gift is another opportunity to demonstrate our own commitment to the importance of Meredith College for our students and our colleagues. Every gift helps the growth and development of the institution for current and future students who are seeking an extraordinary education.
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.
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 Initiative?
Please contact Jane Mitchell, director of The Meredith Fund, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x8060.
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Participate in The Meredith Fund Faculty/Staff Initiative
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.