We are proud of our parents’ engagement with the campus community and their strong tradition of financial support of The Parents Fund. Parents and families who give back to Meredith serve as a testament to the unique strengths of the Meredith experience.
Each year, gifts from parents are directed to The Parents Fund, a special component of our annual fund that helps to fund a campus enhancement project. Past Parents Projects have included a fountain restoration, renovations to the student center and lower Belk Dining Hall. If you have questions about The Parents Fund, please contact Amanda Brooks Carson, ’90, Parents Gift Officer at (919) 760-8714.
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The Parents Project for 2013-14 will be an upgrade of campus exterior lighting. This project involves the implementation, replacement and maintenance of outdoor lighting fixtures.
Developed from the requests of current Meredith students, the lighting project would greatly enhance student life. All parents are invited to learn more about the selected project and are given an opportunity to help support it with a gift to Meredith.
“Campus safety and making sure our students feel safe and secure is a primary concern for the Facilities Department. Funding from ARAMARK and the Parents Council for this summer’s Belk Dining Hall refurbishment project allowed us to replace the heads on our existing light poles in the Johnson Courtyard and add two new poles for the patio area,” says Sharon Campbell, Director of Facilities Services.
Over the last few months, Campus Facilities has been surveying common walkways and parking lots in the evening to find areas where new or additional lighting is needed. Special attention was also given to “low lit areas.” A low lit area is seen as any location where lighting is available but not bright enough.
New pole fixtures or new light strength will be installed according to a master plan for the College that reflects student feedback and collaboration with the Student Government Association.
Make your gift today! Every gift counts, and your participation is important—each donation makes a difference to our students and contributes to their success.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Meredith College!