Meredith College Raises More Than $350,000 in 24 Hours


Meredith College held its second annual Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day, one week ago, on February 28, 2017. A total of 1,799 donors contributed $356,375 during the 24-hours.

The Giving Day goal of $250,000 was met by 5 p.m., so then the focus was how far above the goal donors would push by midnight. An additional, $106,375 was raised in seven hours ending with 142% of the original goal.

Make It Count for Meredith was driven by social media and alumnae volunteers who spread the word. Donors were asked this year to honor the strong woman in their life with a gift. They were encouraged to share their photos and stories through social media to create awareness and as a way to thank the woman or group of women they were honoring.

Various matching gifts throughout the day from Meredith parents, the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, and the Young Alumnae Board helped motivated donors to give. An hour-long challenge between the Odd and Even classes showed the competitive spirit of Meredith as well, with the Evens winning by a small margin, though the Odds had the most donors for the day. By the end of the giving day challenge 84% of gifts came from alumnae.

Facebook Live broadcasts from students and alumnae kept the social media audience engaged and allowed donors to share their personal stories of the strong women they had honored and why giving to Meredith was so important.

Visit to view final totals by class and state.

The Meredith Fund, who organized the event, is thankful to all the donors who contributed and designated their gifts to make a difference.

Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day was part of Beyond Strong │The Campaign for Meredith, which has raised more than $63 million to date.

Drive Career Success Through Sponsorship

You’ve probably heard about the value of having a mentor, and likely even have one. Many women find that mentoring, while valuable and meaningful, has not necessarily removed the barriers that exist for advancement to roles at the top of organizations. Catalyst research has demonstrated that mentoring is “essential for development, yet insufficient for advancing to the senior-most levels.” What then is the key to professional advancement? Research points to a more influential professional relationship: sponsorship.

Sponsorship goes far beyond sharing professional development strategies and advice, a sponsor is an individual with significant power and influence. This is someone who has the reputation and power to recommend high-performers for critical assignments, opportunities and promotions. While a mentor talks with you, a sponsor talks about you. A sponsor is an advocate who provides access to the most influential networks within an organization and has the power to propel you forward.

Who has opened doors for you in your career? Do you have the ability to create opportunities for others? Learn more about the importance of sponsorship and how to develop these key relationships to accelerate your career on Tuesday, March 28th. The Office of Alumnae Relations, the Office of Career Planning and Catalyst are excited to present: Sponsoring Strong Women to Success. Join us to network with fellow alumnae, students, and business leaders from across the Triangle, hear from 3 Meredith alumnae about how sponsorship has influenced their career trajectories and discover strategies to move women forward in the workplace.

Sponsoring Strong Women to Success

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 5:30pm

Meredith College, Johnson Hall Rotunda

Register by March 24

Meet the Panelists:

Josephine Cooper ‘67

Josephine is the CEO of Josephine Cooper LLC, a public affairs consulting firm which provides crisis management, public policy and communications services to companies, associations and individuals. Prior to founding the firm in 2011, she served for almost 7 years as group vice president for public policy and government/industry affairs for Toyota North America and previously as CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.  Cooper led the public policy initiatives of Toyota and the auto industry.

Kate Breen ’01

After earning a BS in Business Administration, Kate graduated from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School with her MBA.  Breen currently lives in Atlanta, where she is a manager at ScottMadden, Inc. Her clients have spanned industries from government contractors to entertainment and within management consulting, Breen’s areas of focus include: change management strategy, service design and implementation, and operations improvement.

Angie Ramkellawan Kondub ‘14

Angie Kondub is a Senior Analyst at ScottMadden, Inc., a management consulting firm. She graduated from Meredith in 2014 with a BS in Business Administration and minors in Marketing, Human Resources and International business.

Read more about sponsorship in Catalyst’s full report, Sponsoring Women to Success. Catalyst is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion.

Take advantage of your lifetime services in the Office of Career Planning and meet with a career counselor to develop a plan to accelerate your career. Contact the Office of Career Planning to schedule an appointment with a counselor at 919-760-8341.

Foust-Cummings, H., Dinofolo, S., & Kohler, J. (2011, August 17). Sponsoring Strong Women to Success (Publication No. 0-89584-319-6). Retrieved February 28, 2017, from Catalyst website:


Today is the Day!


Make It Count for Meredith! 

Giving Day-February 28, 2017


Honor a Strong Woman in Your Life






Make it Count!


Today we need your help to raise $250,000 in 24 hours!

This year we ask you to recognize a strong woman who has made a difference in your life and honor her with a gift to Meredith. Who will you honor on this special day? Watch this video and see how these alumnae and friends of the College plan to pay tribute to on Giving Day.

We encourage you Make It Count for Meredith today by showing your pride in the following ways:


Wear your Meredith College gear all day and change your profile picture on social media showing your Meredith pride.


Go to on February 28 or call (919) 760-8202 to make your gift. Any amount can make a difference.


Upload pictures to social media holding the Make It Count for Meredith sign.

Tell us who you honored with your gift and use #MakeItCount4MC when you share your photo. Follow Meredith College on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to share in the excitement throughout the day.

Thank you for Making it Count for Meredith today!

Honor a Strong Woman in Your Life

Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day
February 28, 2017


THE GOAL: $250,000


YOUR ROLE: Make it Count!


Have you marked your calendar for Tuesday, February 28? In less than a week we need you to help us make it count for Meredith College by raising $250,000 in 24 hours!

This year we ask you to recognize a strong woman who has made a difference in your life and honor her with a gift to Meredith. Who will you honor on this special day? Watch this video and see who these alumnae and friends of the College plan to pay tribute to on Giving Day.

Go to and learn how you can get involved on Tuesday.

Looking Toward College Summer Seminar

Do you know any high school girls who are interested in learning more about Meredith College or how to apply to colleges?  We can help!

For 39 years, Meredith College’s Looking Toward College summer seminar has given high school women a glimpse of what college is really like, and helped them prepare for an effective college search.

Guided by experienced and knowledgeable Meredith staff, participants will:

  • Clarify their values.What does she want from her college experience?
  • Explore possible careers.This can help a student determine which college is right for her.
  • Choose the right environment.Figure out where they will thrive, academically and socially.
  • Learn more about the college application process.
  • Acquire skills to help with college success.Prepare for the academic demands of college by building strong study, time management, and communication skills.

Participants will also have plenty of time for fun – and staying overnight on Meredith’s beautiful and historic campus is a great way to get a sense of residential college life.

Questions? Contact Wina Wood  at (919) 760-8521 or visit our website to learn more and register online.

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