Philanthropy

Making an Impact

A Legacy of Love Lives On

By Emily Parker

Jim Marchman’s love for his wife, Marshall Moore Marchman, ’66, is evident in love letters written during their courtship in the 1960s. He compiled the letters and gave a copy to Meredith College after Marshall passed away in 2018 so that their scholarship recipients not only got to know who Marshall was but also to share the history of the College with current students. The letters talk about day-to-day things, document the Marchmans’ love story, and share happenings at Meredith College during that time.

Jim and Marshall Marchman smiling at the camera.

Total Donors

Thank You

Raised as of June 30, 2021

Someone painting with bright colors.
By Emily Parker

The Anne Carroll Mustian Ezzelle Art Student Enrichment Fund was established last year by her husband Brian Ezzelle. Anne Carroll Ezzelle, ‘90, was an art major at Meredith and taught elementary art for 29 years in Chesterfield County, Va. During that time she fostered her students’ creativity and encouraged them to reach their goals. In spring 2021, Brian created a $50,000 endowment in memory of Anne Carroll, who passed away last year, to provide enhanced learning opportunities for art students with financial needs.

Rendered view of new building.

Naming Opportunities are available for the NEW Communication and Exercise & Sports Science Academic Building Opening in 2022. Innovative spaces within the building allow for creativity, collaboration, and hands-on experiences for our students.

Meredith Lake By the Numbers

Renovation work began in January 2021 at Meredith Lake. The lake and the small island have been completely restored to a beautiful spot on campus for all to enjoy. Alumnae stepped up during the annual Meredith Mayhem competition in 2017 and raised funds for the lake. A gift from Kellie Falk, ’85, and her classmates made the renovation to the small island possible. Thank you to all that gave to the Meredith Lake. 

1964

Year Meredith Lake was originally completed

1,400

Donors contributed to the Meredith Lake renovation

30

Acres drain into the lake

80′ x 150′

Dimensions of island

12 feet

Depth of excavation to build the new retaining wall around the island

1,500

Tons of stone added to ensure the footing to the retaining wall was solid, each stone weighing more than a Corvette!

 

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The Meredith Fund (gifts in 2020-21)

Total Annual Giving Dollars

Raised for the parents fund

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giving participation achieved from faculty and staff

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Kelly Beth Hapgood smiling at the camera.
By Emily Parker

As a prospective student, Kelly Beth Hapgood, ’06, sensed a welcoming atmosphere when she walked through a residence hall on her first visit to Meredith College. Relationships and her curiosity to learn more about emotions, connections, and the science behind them drew her to major in psychology. And in 2015, connections with friends led her to start her own law firm.

Aerial view of Johnson Hall and fountain.
By Emily Parker

In addition to the gratifying feeling donors receive when they make a gift to Meredith College, the Office of Institutional Advancement honors donors through several giving societies. These societies fall into two broad categories, annual giving and lifetime giving, and offer recognition to many of the College’s most loyal contributors.

Anne James Schoonderwoerd smiling at the camera.
By Emily Parker

Sue Anne James Schoonderwoerd, ’64, has helped others through-out her life as an educator, a retirement advisor, and mother to two sons. As a co-class agent, she is always ready to give, help, and lead in whatever is needed. Her monthly gifts to the College throughout the years and most recently a $50,000 planned gift for the Greatest Needs of the College will help by providing unrestricted money to support students.