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Meredith Families Make a Difference

Published Fri, November 29, 2019



Meredith parents and families have a strong tradition of giving their time, talents, and financial support for the betterment of the College. Parents who join the Parents Council serve as ambassadors for the College and help with enrollment and retention by sharing their experiences with potential and current parents and students. Parents Council members also have the opportunity to contribute ideas to the Parents’ Project each year, which is generated from the Parents and Families Fund. During their two meetings each year, they learn about priorities for the College and interact with President Allen and executive leaders.

Gifts from parents, grandparents, and families support a campus enhancement that addresses a priority identified by students each year. The investment in the Parents’ Project allows students to enjoy improved facilities and programs as students and alumnae.

All families are encouraged to make a gift to the Parents and Families Fund. Parents Council members contribute $1,000 or more annually and encourage other families to give to the Parents and Families Fund to make these projects a reality. 

"We are fortunate to have such dedicated and supportive families at Meredith. Each year, their financial support has enabled impactful projects to be completed, which have made real enhancements to our campus," says Kim Whitley, parent engagement officer.

To learn more about Parents Council, the Parents and Families Fund, and to sign up for the Parent Connection newsletter, visit meredith.edu/beyondstrong/the-parents-council or contact Kim McCall Whitley, ’85, parent engagement officer. Also, follow Meredith College Parents & Families on Facebook at facebook.com/MeredithParents.

Past projects include:

  • Meredith Mentors (2018-19) and (2019-20)
  • New fitness center (2016-17)
  • Fitness center program enhancements and extended operating hours (2015-16)
  • New campus lighting (2013-15)
  • Lower Belk Dining Hall restoration (2012-13)
  • Cate Student Center renovations (2011-12)
  • Fannie E.S. Heck Fountain restoration (2010-11)

Melyssa Allen
News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330
allenme@meredith.edu

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