Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day

Make It Count for Meredith Giving Day
February 28, 2017

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Honor a Strong Woman in Your Life

THE GOAL: $250,000

THE CHALLENGE: 24 HOURS

YOUR ROLE: Make it Count!

VISIT: www.meredith.edu/makeitcount4mc

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, February 28, and let’s 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.

We encourage you Make It Count for Meredith on February 28 by showing your pride in the following ways:

WEAR MEREDITH MAROON

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

MAKE A GIFT

Go to www.meredith.edu/makeitcount4mc on February 28 or call (919) 760-8202 to make your gift. Any amount can make a difference.

SPREAD THE WORD

Upload pictures to social media holding the Make It Count for Meredith sign. (Savannah the hyperlink is http://www.meredith.edu/images/uploads/giving_day_sign.pdf) 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.

Last year, the goal was $125,000 commemorating 125 years of Meredith College and by 11 a.m. the goal was reached. President Allen then asked alumnae and friends of the College to double the goal. At 8 p.m., $250,000 was reached and by midnight $283,052 was the total for the first Meredith Giving Day.

We can do it again!

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Registration Open for Annual Meredith Golf Classic

Meredith Gold Classic Invite Artwork

Take advantage of these warm winter temperatures to get your golf swing ready for the 19th Annual Meredith Golf Classic Monday, April 24 at Brier Creek Country Club. Not a golfer? No problem. Tournament organizers seek support of individuals, local businesses, and organizations with sponsorships, as well as items for the raffle and silent auction.

The golf tournament is captain’s choice with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. This fun event also includes a silent auction and dinner.

You can also support the event through donations or sponsorship.

Cost: $125 per golfer, $500 foursome. Proceeds benefit the Meredith College Athletics Department.

Register or Donate online now!

Learn more on the Golf Tournament website or contact Golf Tournament Coordinator Fiona Barkley at (919) 760-2374 or barkleyf@meredith.edu

Lifelong Information Literacy: From school to college and beyond

You are invited to join us Saturday, Feb. 11th from 10am – 1pm for brunch and an alumnae panel on Information Literacy.

The panel will be moderated by Laura Davidson , Dean, Library Information Services, discussing research and information selection skills in academic, public and K-12 libraries and what they do to prepare their patrons to be more information literate. The panel will include Deanna Harris, ’90, Amanda Sullivan, ’98, and Julia Palko, ’11.

If you are interested in attending or have any questions please contact Denise Parker at dpparker@meredith.edu or (919)760-8051.

To register, click here.

Meredith College Launches New Service Scholarship

Meredith College has launched a new service scholarship for students who are deeply committed to service in their communities and civic engagement. Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen who will enroll at Meredith in fall 2017.

The new scholarships are made possible, in part, by a gift from Board of Trustees Chair Alex Holmes and his wife, Charlotte, because of their dedication to community service.

“As a long-time Meredith trustee, I want Meredith to continue to be viewed as an active and exemplary community citizen,” said Alex Holmes. “Having more and more students actively involved in the community can only enhance that image and visibility.”

Service Scholars should be creative individuals that have a strong understanding of principles of community engagement and a desire to learn from their experiences. They must have a desire to be involved in their community throughout their four years at Meredith. Scholars must be comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds and open to ideas that may differ from their own.

“Giving students the opportunity to deeply engage in the communities surrounding our campus provides them with a better understanding of the concerns facing our diverse populations and our environment,” said Callie DeBellis, chair of the Meredith Community Engagement Advisory Committee.

Once they have been accepted into the program, Service Scholars will participate in a specialized learning community, where they will take courses in a variety of disciplines, reflect critically about the root causes of various societal issues, and will engage in creating solutions with their partner organizations toward the goal of social justice for the communities with which they serve.

“Critical reflection throughout the experience allows students to think more deeply about the root causes of the community issue in which they are engaged and to develop possible solutions to remedy these problems through capacity building, rather than simply charity work,” said DeBellis. “It also provides students with hands-on experience with community partners that will enhance their career readiness, no matter what field they may pursue.”

Service Scholars will be required to complete 45 hours in the community per semester, participate in critical reflection four times each school year, lead or co-lead a peer reflection session during their last two years on campus, participate in a First Year Experience (FYE) section specific to service scholars, take two courses that address societal issues or are designated community-based learning classes, complete a culminating experience during their senior year, and create a digital portfolio.

Community-based learning combines the best of active learning and civic engagement by connecting classroom learning with service projects that benefit the community. Students gain hands-on experience that puts course material into practice, while creating mutually-beneficial relationships with community partners to make a real difference.

For more information on the requirements and guidelines of the service scholarship or to apply, visit meredith.edu/scholarship/detail/service-scholars.

Calling All Librarian Angels!

Are you interested in discussing information literacy from school to college to lifelong learning with fellow Alumnae?

We are planning a Brunch and Workshop to be held on campus

Saturday, February 11, 2017

To receive an invitation, please send your name, email address and class year to dpparker@meredith.edu
by Friday, December 2nd.

No seats are being reserved at this time. More detailed information will be sent at a later date.
Thank you!

 

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