Meredith Alumnae Ring NYSE Closing Bell for Charity

Cookies for Kids' Cancer group ringing the bell.

On November 22, Meredith College alumnae Gretchen Holt Witt, ’89, and Emily Necessary Fowler, ’98, led a group of enthusiastic kids in the ringing of the closing bell at The New York Stock Exchange.

Witt is the founder of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit that inspires individuals and communities to fundraise for new, less toxic therapies for childhood cancer, the #1 cause of death by disease for children in the U.S. Fowler serves as the organization’s executive director.

The bell ringing celebrated the organization’s most recent research grants, with an eight-year grand total $12.5 million.

The event also marked their largest Challenge Gift Campaign to date. This holiday season, every dollar donated or cookie purchased will be matched up to $250,000. To learn more, visit

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