Meredith College’s fifth annual Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day held February 25, 2020, exceeded its $500,000 fundraising goal by more than $135,000. By midnight 2,392 donors had given a total of $638,960 in 24 hours, pushing the day’s giving to 127% of the initial goal.
Beyond Strong | The Campaign for Meredith was the largest fundraising effort in the history of Meredith College raising $90,466,720. Major facilities growth took place during the six year campaign, and it remains clear that this is an area of continued focus.
Meredith College athletics has had many successes through the years and is continuing to grow. Currently Meredith fields athletic teams in basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Since joining the USA South Athletic Conference in 2007-08, Meredith is the only single gender institution to win USA South championships with soccer earning a tournament championship in 2008 and tennis in 2009.
Denise and Tony Dworznicki wanted to find the perfect way to honor the memory of their daughter Taylor, who passed away in 2016. Taylor was 22 years old and her parents describe her as someone who demonstrated her love for others through example and gave her time to helping people in need.
A history of the Margaret Bright Doll Collection.
The fifth annual Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day is Tuesday, February 25, 2020. This 24-hour giving challenge aims to raise $500,000 and The Meredith Fund is asking donors to recognize strong women in their lives and honor them with gifts to Meredith.
The word home comes to mind for many Meredith College alumnae as soon as they drive through the front entrance to the College.
Allen Burris joined Meredith College in 1969 and in his roles as Vice President, Dean, and Professor of History he was respected and admired by many. His impact is still felt today even after his passing on September 24, 2016.
Kent and Scott Carrington’s mother, Kay Perkins Carrington, ’87, attended Meredith College as an adult learner and her sons say she loved Meredith and enjoyed her time spent on campus.
Meredith parents and families have a strong tradition of giving their time, talents, and financial support for the betterment of the College. Parents who join the Parents Council serve as ambassadors for the College and help with enrollment and retention by sharing their experiences with potential and current parents and students.
Ten years after graduating from Meredith College, Shannon Massey Lowry, ’04, decided to become a class gift officer as a way to be more involved as an alumna. Lowry has rallied her class each year and their giving participation has grown. This year the Class of 2004 finished second in the Meredith Mayhem competition of all classes from the 2000s.
Classmates of Teri Meadows Hires, ’77, encouraged her to become the class gift officer 13 years ago and today her relationships with her classmates are stronger because of it.
The Class of 1964 named themselves the “Perfect” class during their time at Meredith. The class felt the name fit because they were very competitive, winning many Cornhuskin’ and Stunt events. Their strong leadership, creativity, and participation were always excellent and they loved a good competition, according to Sue Ennis Kearney, ’64, their current gift agent.
Meredith College alumnae gathered on campus May 17-19 for Meredith Alumnae Reunion Weekend. More than 600 were in attendance for the weekend of events. All alumnae are invited back to campus each year, but individual classes are invited to attend a special reunion every five years.
The Meredith Alumnae Association and Office of Career Planning have launched an online mentoring program called Meredith Mentors. The new platform will connect current students, alumnae/alumni, faculty, and staff enabling them to support each other professionally and personally through a short-term connection or long-term relationship.