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Honor Your Meredith Student on Giving Day

Parents and families – now is the time to honor your strong daughter!

On February 28, 2017, Meredith College is holding its second annual 24-hour giving day known as “Make It Count for Meredith.” Our goal is to raise $250,000 between 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. The giving day challenge encourages all members of the Meredith community to get involved – parents, grandparents, alumnae, faculty/staff, and friends of the College. Make your gift in honor of your daughter, and we will notify her that a gift has been made on your behalf.

Where do the majority of parents designate their gifts?
When parents and families work toward the same goal, the impact is outstanding. We encourage parents to designate their gift to The Parents Fund! Once the monetary goal is met each year, the Parents Fund Project is implemented immediately on our campus.  Below are improvements that have been made over the past five years as a result of contributions made to The Parents Fund:

  • Fitness Center enhancements
  • New campus lighting
  • Cate Student Center renovations
  • Lower Belk Dining Hall restorations
  • Fannie E.S. Heck Fountain restoration


What is the Parents Fund Project this year?
This year’s Parents Project is bigger and better than ever before, and will make Meredith STRONGER. Construction plans are in place to renovate a portion of Weatherspoon Gymnasium, making the Fitness Center four times the size it is currently. The goal is to raise $60,000 towards this expansion, which will be paired with major gifts from alumnae and friends of the College.

Why give?
Whether you are making a gift to The Parents Fund, or to the most pressing needs of the College, you have the opportunity to impact current and future Meredith students.

How much should I contribute?
We believe there is strength in numbers! If each family contributes to The Parents Fund, we will easily meet our goal. We encourage our parents to give at one of the following levels:
$1,000 (parents giving at this level will receive an invitation to join our Parents Council)
$500
$250
$126 – for Meredith’s 126th Birthday
Or any amount of your choice

How do I make my gift?
On February 28, visit meredith.edu/makeitcount4MC to make your contribution online, or call (919) 760-8041. Parents Gift Officer Margo Alfieri ‘11 will gladly take your call and will be available to answer any questions.

Thank you for Making It Count for Meredith during our upcoming Giving Day! 

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330

allenme@meredith.edu