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How Do Parents Become Involved?

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As a Meredith parent, your strong commitment to the Meredith experience helps inspire learning, leadership, service and personal growth of your daughter and her classmates. We are proud of the involvement of Meredith parents in our College community and have established a strong tradition of support through parent giving.

Each year, gifts from parents may be directed to The Parents’ Fund, a fund that is designated for annual parents’ enhancement projects. Past parents’ projects have included:

  • additional security lights in student parking lots
  • support for renovations to the second floor of Cate Student Center and the Lowery Fitness Center
  • enhanced front gate security which includes:
    •  implementation of a system that will capture license plates of vehicles entering campus
    • Installation of an electric stop arm at the guard house for night-time hours
    • Renovation of the guard house to allow for increased guard presence at the front gate.

Work has begun on the gatehouse project and will conclude soon. The newly enhanced security initiative will help allow us to maintain our reputation as one of the safest campuses in North Carolina.

The 2018-19 Parents Project was introduced to The Parents Council at their Fall, 2018 meeting. We are excited that this year’s project will be a joint venture between the Offices of Career Planning (OCP) and Alumnae Relations to launch an Alumnae Mentoring program.

Funds raised through the Parents Fund will be used to:

  • purchase a software system that will manage the program, matching students with alumnae in their majors, professional fields, geographical areas, etc. The website is currently in development with a projected launch mid-2019.
  • enable OCP to sponsor alumnae-student networking events, site visits and other events to better position Meredith students for careers in their desired fields.

Make an online gift. Your gift will support this year’s Alumnae Mentoring project and sends a strong message of involvement, appreciation, and confidence in your daughter’s education at Meredith and beyond.

Melyssa Allen

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

allenme@meredith.edu