It is a tradition at Meredith for the senior class to raise money to support a necessary project on campus as a way to give back to the place that has given so much to them. The Senior Class Gift project serves as the class’s chance to leave their mark on campus and begins their lifelong commitment to Meredith’s strong culture of philanthropy. This year, the senior class is partnering with their parents in their fundraising efforts to create an even larger impact on campus.
The Class of 2019 voted to raise money for renovations to the Chapel Courtyard. The Chapel Courtyard is the space between the Chapel and the Alumnae House that includes a labyrinth, dedicated to three former students, an ancient symbol of the inward journey that is used for meditation and refocusing. The Chapel Courtyard also features a gazebo that is used for events such as Homecoming in the fall and Reunion Weekend in the spring. Renovations to this space would include cleaning the labyrinth, fixing the gazebo and adding new accessories, and adjusting the stones around the trees. The Class of 2019 hopes to use this space in the future and to also make it more inviting for current students to use.
The Senior Class Gift Campaign officially began on Wednesday, February 13 at the Valentine’s Day themed kick-off event. The project was officially revealed to the class by the Class Gift tri-chairs, Morgan Daly, ’19, Alice Garcia, ’19, and Alexandria Swaim, ’19.
If you would like to make a gift to support the Class of 2019’s Senior Class Gift, please visit meredith.edu/seniorclassgift. A gift of any amount can help a student experience all that Meredith has to offer. Senior parents who make a gift by April 22 will have their names listed as donors in the Class Day program.
If you have questions, would like to learn more about major gifts, planned giving, or parent involvement opportunities, please contact Kim Whitley, ‘85, Parent Gift Officer, at email@example.com or (919) 760-8070.