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Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon Reimagined »

On October 2, Institutional Advancement hosted the 10th annual Retired Faculty and Staff Luncheon with over 35 attendees. Like every other event conducted this year, IA had to rethink how to make this event safe and special for retired faculty and staff. 

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Special Event Promotes the 1891 Club  »

The 1819 Club held their annual kickoff event on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The event, which was held near the Science and Math building, was attended by current 1891 Club members and students interested in learning more about the club. 

Institutional Advancement Surpasses Goals »

Because of COVID-19, the Office of Institutional Advancement staff has learned to adapt to different ways of staying connected to alumnae and donors. In a year when fundraising for the College was going well before the pandemic, the staff found that donors’ love for Meredith and willingness to give did not stop during the last three months of the fiscal year.

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Record Year for The Meredith Fund  »

The Meredith Fund, the College’s annual giving program, had a record-setting year with alumnae, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends of the College supporting special class projects, initiatives, and the greatest needs of the College. 

Charles and Gwyn Davis were able to attend the endowment signing with Patricia and Don Johnson in December 2019. Pictured left to right: Don Johnson, Gwen Davis, Pat Johnson, and Charles Davis.
The Impact of the Meredith Community Spirit »

Pat Armstrong Johnson, ’70, arrived on campus in September 1966 only three months after the death of her father, CWO Eugene G. Armstrong, U.S. Army, who passed away in Vietnam. At the time, there was enormous social and political upheaval and Johnson had ongoing responsibilities to her grieving family, but she still came to Meredith for freshmen orientation.

Patricia Poe, pictured with her late husband Charles Aycock Poe, Jr., is pleased to support both Meredith College and Wake Technical Community College.
Alumna Helps Two Institutions with One Gift »

A planned gift to help Wake Technical Community College students transferring to Meredith College has been established by Patricia Poe, ’81. The scholarship will give preference to non-traditional aged students, known at Meredith as Wings students, with two or more semesters of credit at Wake Tech. The gift is the perfect way for Poe to express her appreciation for the education she received at both institutions.

How You Can Support Meredith During Meredith Mayhem »

Each year, The Meredith Fund encourages alumnae and friends of the College to give where their passions lie. Class projects, memorial scholarships, special programs, and departments all benefit from annual gifts throughout the fiscal year. The Meredith Fund also places a strong emphasis on gifts to the College’s greatest needs. And in these unprecedented times, the unrestricted funds given with this designation are more vital than ever before.

Someday Soon We Will Travel Again »

Are you interested in traveling to learn new things, to experience varying cultures, and to simply relax? What if you could travel with a group with whom you have a shared connection and the trip could be customized for the group? Furthermore, you would not have to plan anything and the hotel and food would be top of the line.

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2020 Senior Class Gift Exceeds Goal »

It is a tradition at Meredith for the senior class to raise money to support a project on campus as a way to give back to their alma mater. After careful consideration of the current needs on campus, the senior class decided to raise money for the Student Emergency Fund for the Chaplain’s Office. The goal was $2,020 and currently, the class has raised $3,791.60, far exceeding their goal. 

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Alumnae Relations Adopt a Freshman Program »

The Office of Alumnae Relations is making preparations to welcome the Class of 2024 to campus later this fall and recently launched a program to connect alumnae with freshmen before they move-in. The Adopt a Freshman program invites alumnae to connect with someone from the incoming class who is from their region, state, area of interest, or major. 

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Meredith College Announces Top Scholarship Recipients in the Class of 2024 »

Meredith College has selected four incoming members of the Class of 2024 to receive Meredith Legacy and Presidential scholarships, which are the College’s top academic awards. Marissa Borst, of Hope Mills, N.C., and Amelia Irvin, of Jamestown, N.C., are recipients of the Meredith Legacy Scholarship. Emily Angel, of Kinston, N.C., and Kate Erb, of Glenmoore, Penn., are the recipients of Meredith’s Presidential Scholarship.

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The Meredith Fund Supporting the College’s Greatest Needs »

The Meredith Fund holds an annual competition between alumnae classes known as Meredith Mayhem during May and June. While gifts may be designated to any area, in light of the pandemic and COVID-19, this year the Meredith Fund is encouraging alumnae to make gifts supporting the Greatest Needs. 

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Keeping Alumnae Engaged With Meredith »

Because of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, the Office of Alumnae Relations adapted their outreach events into virtual events that have allowed the staff to stay connected with alumnae and have kept alumnae engaged and informed about the College.

Fifth Annual Giving Day Raises Over $600,000 in 24 Hours »

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. 

Naming Opportunities Allow You to Support the Campus Community for Years to Come »

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.

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Emily Parker
Director of Advancement and Strategic Communications
317 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8718