Meredith College Surpasses Previous Campaign Fundraising in Two Years

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Meredith College’s current fundraising campaign has raised more than $41 million to date, surpassing in just two years the final tally of the College’s last seven-year campaign.

Meredith College is in the early phase of its Beyond Strong fundraising campaign, which is already its largest campaign in history.

A recent $3 million gift by alumna Katherine Furches Rumley, ’43, helped push Meredith over this fundraising milestone. Rumley’s gift will establish the Ellen Amanda Rumley Memorial Scholarship, in memory of her daughter, a member of Meredith’s Class of 1977. This is one of the largest individual gifts in Meredith College’s history.

“Alumnae, families, and community partners see so much to admire and value in what Meredith College has done for individuals, businesses, non-profits, families, and communities,” said President Jo Allen. “Their investment in the future means the College can continue its mission to help strong women (and men in our graduate programs) become even stronger.”

Meredith also set a fundraising record in the 2013-14 fiscal year, during which donors gave more than $18 million. Meredith’s previous fundraising record for a single year was $7.2 million.

The Beyond Strong campaign is building momentum toward Meredith’s 125th anniversary in 2016. The campaign has been supported by the Meredith College Campaign Planning Committee, led by honorary co-chairs Judy Woodruff, ’68, and O. Temple Sloan, Jr. The campaign supports six priorities identified through the College’s strategic plan: educational excellence, optimal enrollment, enhanced financial strength, cutting edge facilities and technology, greater visibility, and enhanced quality of life. Learn more at

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