Beyond Strong | The Campaign for Meredith was the largest fundraising effort in the history of Meredith College raising $90,466,720. Major facilities growth took place during the six year campaign, and it remains clear that this is an area of continued focus. Learn about our current and past campus growth initiatives and how you can support our students.
Meredith Lake is a picturesque place on campus that Meredith students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and visitors can enjoy throughout the year. In 1964, McIver Amphitheater, a 1,500 seat venue on the west side of Meredith Lake, was completed and has been used for Meredith traditions such as Class Day, Cornhuskin’, Homecoming, and Honor Code Ceremony. The lake has also served as a valuable on-campus resource for students conducting undergraduate research.
In late March of 2017, the iconic campus lake drained due to the erosion of pipes and plumbing. We will soon begin the renovation of the Lake and surrounding area because of initial donations from our alumnae and generous gifts from alumnae and friends of the College. Visit meredith.edu/campus-growth in the coming months to see construction progress.
Meredith Food and Nutrition majors focus on nutrition, food security, and promoting healthy lifestyles. A degree in food and nutrition provides a strong knowledge base in the sciences and develops communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.
A donor-funded renovation of the Food and Nutrition Lab in Martin Hall is in the beginning phases. This construction project is exciting for faculty, students, and alumnae. Construction photos will be available at meredith.edu/campus-growth.
The renovation includes:
The construction of Jones Chapel was completed in 1982 and includes a 400-seat sanctuary, the office of the Chaplain, a common room, a meditation room, and a library. Jones Chapel is available for weddings and other events.
Donor-funded improvements and an addition to Jones Chapel are in the beginning phases. The renovation includes:
Meredith College athletics continues to grow. Currently, Meredith fields athletic teams in basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball, with varsity field hockey launching in 2021. As athletics continues to grow, upgrades to facilities are taking place. In the Summer of 2019, the turf playing surface was replaced at the Athletic Field and Track Complex. Weatherspoon Gym was also renovated with several upgrades. Donor support allows the College to provide additional needed resources for our athletic teams. If you are interested in supporting athletics and interested in naming opportunities, please visit meredith.edu/support/support-athletics.
Another way to support Meredith Athletics is to join the Avenging Angels Club. As a Club member, you will play a vital role in Meredith’s success by providing financial assistance to the athletics department above the normal operating budget and promoting the excellence of each Meredith sports program. Join us today.
A new academic facility will be constructed near the Weatherspoon Gymnasium/Lowery Fitness Center providing new, cutting-edge instructional space for Meredith’s growing communication and exercise and sports science programs. The building will open in 2022.
We’re committed to making a Meredith education accessible to every high-achieving woman, regardless of her socioeconomic standing. Supporting Scholarships for all categories and levels is an important initiative.
Meredith is already known for attracting exceptional, diverse students. Our 2,000 students come from 33 states and 39 countries. Approximately 95% of freshmen receive financial aid and $27.8 million in scholarships and grants were awarded from Meredith College in 2020.
Your support will allow us to expand on this tradition. That’s important because strong students with outstanding academic and leadership credentials are savvy consumers. They compare quality, programming, and financial offers when choosing a college.
Meredith alumnae classes at their 50th reunion present a gift to the College. Money raised for the gift of their choosing begins after their 45th reunion and the class works to raise $250,000 in five years.