The Class of 2015 Challenges Faculty and Staff in Giving Participation



The 2015 Senior Class Gift co-chairs are issuing a friendly competition between the senior class and campus employees. Who will reach their 60% giving participation goal first?

Each year, both campus employees and members of the senior class join their peers in making gifts to Meredith College. Campus employees participate in the Faculty & Staff Giving Initiative, and the senior class raises money by supporting the Senior Class Gift. The participation goal is a significant component of these campaigns and reflects how collective giving can have a sizable impact on the College. This year, the Class of 2015 is eager to achieve 60% participation. Faculty and Staff celebrated 60% participation last year and can be a part of another spirited giving year.

Make your gift today at the faculty & staff giving page and be a part of this passionate competition!

Please consider giving through payroll deduction or making a one-time gift to The Meredith Fund. Gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated and can be designated for the College’s greatest needs, your department, or another area on campus. If you have any questions, please email gambrillj@meredith.edu.

We look forward to updating you on the success of this giving competition. In September, the senior class will hold their Senior Class Gift kick-off and will make a special announcement about how their Senior Class Gift will impact campus. The 2015 Senior Class Gift co-chairs are Courtney Yearick ’15 and Dare Hincks ’15, (shown in photo). Please stay tuned to hear how this ambitious class plans to support the College they affectionately call home!

Thank you for all you do for Meredith College.

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 on the Faculty & Staff giving page.

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.


 

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