Making an Impact

Alumnae and Friends Give Outstanding Support in 2021-22

By Emily Parker

Gifts from alumnae and friends supported students and the entire Meredith community this past year through scholarships, professorships, facility upgrades, departmental programs, academic coaching, and more. The College is extremely thankful to all who donated to ensure that students have the opportunity to learn at one of the top-tier liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Meredith College crest on the fountain.
A view of the new exercise room in the CHESS building.
By Emily Parker

The Communication and Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences building opened in August 2022. Innovative spaces within the building allow for creativity, collaboration, and hands-on experiences for students. Naming opportunities are available for many of these spaces. The money raised through naming opportunities supports student academic spaces, programs, undergraduate research, enhancements to campus common areas, and athletics, to name a few.

Support Meredith

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Gifts to Meredith College make a difference to the entire Meredith community and keep our students going strong! 

Visit to learn ways you can support Meredith. Make a gift that addresses the College’s greatest needs, select a more specific way to make an immediate impact on the College, make a long-term, endowed gift, or a gift through your will or trust.

Also, learn how you can volunteer and what future events you may be interested in attending. Connect with other alumnae and students through the Meredith Mentors program.  

Visit to stay connected and reach out to an Institutional Advancement staff member to assist you if you have questions. To make a gift, visit

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2.28.23 | 24 Hour Giving Challenge


Mark your calendar and honor a strong woman who has made a difference in your life. Your gift supports students and keeps Meredith College strong!

Let’s make it count for Meredith!
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Betsy (Elizabeth) Best Phillips smiling.

A Gift to Help Students Study Abroad

By Emily Parker

The impact three degrees from Meredith College have given Betsy (Elizabeth) Best Phillips, ’71, ’86, ’89 (MBA), are immeasurable. Her sense of indebtedness to the College inspires her to be actively involved in order to both help Meredith grow and inspire students and younger alumnae to stay connected. The relationships she has formed have been a treasure to her and influenced her to give her time and talent to students at Meredith.

Honor Roll Stories

Katie Thompson with her her dog and a Meredith sweatshirt.
By Emily Parker

Katie Thompson, ’21, graduated a year and a half ago, but her gift each month to Meredith College is still making an impact for students who use the Disability Services office on campus.

A man smiles behind a media desk.
By Emily Parker

The A.J. Fletcher Foundation has long supported Meredith College with gifts to the arts and music but most recently named the TV Studio Suite in the new Communication and Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences Building (CHESS) with a gift of $250,000.

Greg and Jan Kinslaw with their daughter Taylor Kinlaw Boyette.
By Emily Parker

Greg and Jan Kinlaw saw the excitement on their daughter’s face when she stepped out of the car on her first visit to Meredith College. Their daughter Taylor Kinlaw Boyette, ’18, knew she had found her college home and did not have to look anywhere else.