Emily Hines Harper, ’09, may have graduated only nine years ago, but her impact at Meredith College has already been felt by the school’s alumnae and soon will be by future students.
Meredith College mourns the loss of Cleo Glover Perry, former director of alumnae affairs, who died on November 8, 2018, at the age of 94. Perry, a member of Meredith’s Class of 1945, served her alma mater for more than a decade, including as the College’s fourth director of alumnae affairs.
Bonnie Scott Truelove, ’71, and her husband, Jerry, have a love for traveling, but their home in Raleigh and her Meredith College friendships always draw them back to the Piedmont of North Carolina.
The Parents Fund raised $83,526 in 2017-18 to enhance security elements on campus. Parents’ support of the campus community each year is invaluable.
President Jo Allen announced during her 2018 State of the College address to the campus community on August 13 that Beyond Strong | The Campaign for Meredith has raised $86,355,254 since the Campaign began on July 1, 2012. The Campaign has surpassed its $75 million goal by $11 million to date and more than doubled the total raised by the last campaign.
Meredith College alumnae gathered on campus May 18-20 for Meredith Alumnae Reunion Weekend. More than 600 were in attendance for the weekend of events.
For their senior gift, the Class of 2018, has decided to support the newly established Traditions Fund to provide opportunities for future Meredith Angels to participate in traditions and events.
The Dickson Foundation has recently given a $250,000 gift to name the garden on campus the Dickson Foundation Community Garden.
Meredith College is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has recently given a $1 million planned gift to the Sansepolcro program. The gift will support scholarships and maintenance of the Palazzo Alberti, the living and learning space for Meredith students and faculty.
Meredith College held its third annual Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day on February 27, 2018. A total of 1,865 donors contributed $392,811 during the 24 hours.
On October 24, Meredith Legacy Scholarship donors gathered at the Massey House to celebrate the accomplishments of the scholarship. The scholarship was first awarded 10 years ago and started by a passionate group of alumnae driven by a desire to attract the strongest students to Meredith College.
Meredith College recently received a $50,000 gift from the Lawrence Family to support enhancements to the Dickson Foundation Community Garden.
The 1891 Club hosted Meredith’s fourth annual Thank a Donor Day on February 28, 2018. On the day prior, Phonathon students kicked off the celebration by calling donors to thank them for their gifts during Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day.
It is a tradition at Meredith for the senior class to raise money to support a necessary project on campus as a way to give back to the place that has given so much to them. The Senior Class Gift project serves as the class’s chance to leave their mark on campus and begins their lifelong commitment to Meredith’s strong culture of philanthropy. This year, the senior class is partnering with their parents in their fundraising efforts to create an even larger impact on campus.
The personal computer, Apple, and DOS were all the latest thing in 1981 when Jena Muntz Gallagher, ʼ85, stepped onto Meredith College’s campus. As a mathematics major with a concentration in computer science, Gallagher knew that the major would provide her excellent job opportunities and a stellar education.