Corporate and Foundation Relations
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Meredith College, founded more than 100 years ago, is one of the largest educational institutions in the Southeast devoted to educating women. Within the Division of Institutional Advancement (IA), the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is more committed than ever to working with local, regional and national corporations and foundations to develop relationships, form partnerships and cultivate long and short-term funding strategies in support of Meredith's institutional priorities. The relationships we build now will form the groundwork for future collaborations and partnerships.
As we seek to raise support for the College, the corporate and foundation relations office is focused on activities that will support Vision 2010, the College's strategic plan. Those will include increased provision for high-quality facilities to support living, learning, and teaching; sustained recruitment, enrollment and retention through funding to support a transformative learning experience; and strengthening the College's branding within local, regional, and national markets. Matching the interests of corporations and foundations while seeking funding is more critical than ever. In seeking to build these relationships, we invite and expect dialogue, scrutiny and creativity to achieve the best possible win-win outcomes.
With more than 2000 students, Meredith College seeks to educate women in its undergraduate program, and men and women in graduate and professional degree areas including business, education, music, and nutrition. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations will continue its work to support the College's teaching mission: to promote global awareness, ethical inquiry, creative thought and innovation, and civic engagement and leadership.
For Corporate and Foundation Relations information, contact Cindy Godwin at (919) 760-8374 or email@example.com.
Special Information for Corporations and Foundations
We work with local, regional, and national corporations and foundations to develop relationships, form partnerships, and cultivate long and short-term funding strategies.
Our interaction with local corporations involves meeting with a variety of corporate associates, including corporate giving officers, university relations specialists, key executives, recruiting specialists, alumnae, parents, and friends. We engage our potential partners in cultivation and stewardship activities, special events, celebrations, and donor recognition activities. It is our goal to serve our corporate partners at their specific point of need while serving the community at large.
Our work with foundations is more widespread, reaching across the nation and making connections with various presidents, directors, and program officers at all levels. While engaging in a number of activities to broaden our network, CFR is also responsible for submitting required reports, which have served to help us develop and maintain strong relationships.
In order to serve the missions of the corporations and foundations that share our goals of educating women in today's world, we strive to graduate Meredith students who will learn to inquire critically, solve problems creatively, make decisions ethically and communicate effectively. Moreover, our students will understand that they have a moral responsibility to do so. Students will also understand that global problems can and must be addressed in some way at the local level.
In collaboration with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in the Division of Institutional Advancement (IA) has formulated a set of guidelines for fundraising activity at the College. Campus fundraising priorities will be considered and supported based on the following criteria:
- Relevance to Vision 2010
- Demonstrated coordination with current and ongoing IA fundraising
priorities involving corporate and foundation partners
- Likelihood of success, determined by the activity's goals
- School, departmental, or program commitment to the effort.
For additional information on the campus procedures for seeking funding in the corporate community, see www.aaaa.org . or contact Cindy Godwin at (919) 760-8206.
Cindy C. Godwin, '74
Director of Development