The Class of 2014 Challenges the Faculty and Staff in Giving Participation

The Class of 2014 is a very energetic class with a big heart when it comes to Meredith! At their Senior Class Gift kick-off on March 24, the seniors announced their desire to give the largest gift project that has been completed by students to-date. And they have issued a challenge to the faculty and staff to boot.

In the spirit of friendly competition and angel pride, the senior class wants to see who can reach their giving participation goal first. Will it be the Class of 2014 or MC Faculty and Staff?!

Each year, members of the senior class raise money to support a campus improvement project as a way to give back to the College and leave their mark at Meredith. The Class of 2014 is excited to collect funds for a much needed sidewalk project and they know they have to reach their participation and dollar goals to make it happen.

The giving participation goal for the senior class is 60%. Our faculty and staff participation goal is 55%. Although our percentage is lower, as faculty and staff, we need more total donors than the students to reach our goal.

Still need to make your gift to Meredith? Please consider giving today!

Make your gift to any College fund or contribute to the Senior Class Gift. When supporting the seniors, the money goes toward their Senior Class Gift dollar goal and your participation counts in the faculty and staff goal.

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. 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.

May I pledge a one-time gift and make the payment later?
Yes, you may pledge a gift at any time during the year and pay off your gift by the end of the fiscal year, which is June 30. This allows you to be recognized as a campus donor at the time of your pledge, but you make your gift payment when it is convenient for you.

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 gambrillj@meredith.edu or x8392.

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