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.
The gift will allow the implementation of a system to capture license plates of vehicles entering campus. The funding will also support the installation of an electric stop arm at the guard house for nighttime hours, renovate the guard house, and allow for a security officer to be stationed in the guard house from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily to help direct visitors and monitor campus traffic.
Construction will begin this fall.
“In recent years, The Parents Fund has supported projects such as campus lighting, the fitness center, and the current security project,” says Parent Gift Officer Kim Whitley. “These projects have made a real difference on campus, and we are excited about future initiatives. We are truly grateful to our supportive parents who continue to keep Meredith Going Strong!”
Meredith College’s Parents Council, with input from campus officials, decide which campus improvement project to support each year. The Parents Council consists of more than 50 families of current Meredith students. Parents Council members support the College by being ambassadors, advisers, and patrons. They are known for promoting the Meredith mission through volunteer work, hosting events for parents and alumnae, as well as making generous contributions to The Parents Fund each year.
“We were pleased to support The Parents Fund’s campus security upgrade project,” says Maria Kofsky, mother of Celvy Kofsky, ’21. “The security renovations are proactive steps towards increasing the feeling of safety for our children while they are in school. It gives us greater peace of mind that our daughter is in a protected environment where she can freely grow and learn.”