The Parents and Families Council is comprised of parents and families of current students and recent graduates of Meredith who exhibit a commitment to the College through gifts of financial leadership, time, and input. Council members have the unique opportunity of attending meetings and events with President Jo Allen, ’80, and executive campus leaders. Our Parents and Families Council members demonstrate their investment in a Meredith education by contributing $1,000/annually to the Parents and Families Fund.

Patrons: Provide financial support and leadership to the Parents and Families Fund’s Project.

  • Contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Parents and Families Fund
  • Lead the Parents and Families Fund by encouraging other parents and families to make gifts
  • Provide referrals or introductions for the Parents and Families Gift Officer


Ambassadors: Promote enrollment and retention of students by being strong advocates of the College.

  • Attend and/or host events organized by the Admissions and Alumnae Relations offices to recruit incoming students
  • Share your story of positive Meredith experiences with potential parents and students and support those already enrolled, both in your community and at events on campus
  • Support students in their career endeavors by communicating corporate and private job-shadowing, internship and job opportunities to the Office of Career Planning


Advisors: Offer feedback and input to the College about the student and family experience on campus.

  • Attend two meetings per year – fall and spring semesters
  • Contribute ideas regarding the Parents and Families Fund/Parents and Families Project

Click here to join the Parents and Families Council!

Contact Kim McCall Whitley, ’85, Parents Gift Officer, to learn more about Parents and Families Council, the Parents and Families Fund, and other ways to invest in Meredith College:

Kim McCall Whitley, ’85 | (919) 760-8070 |

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The Parents and Families Fund
The Parents and Families Fund is an important component of Meredith’s annual fundraising efforts. Gifts from parents, grandparents, and Parents and Families Council members support a campus enhancement initiative known as the Parents and Families Project. These projects address a priority identified by our students, allowing us to show them their input is valued. Your investment serves as an important source of funding that is used immediately so your student can enjoy the improved facilities and programs.

Meredith College has a strong history of parent and family philanthropy – all are encouraged to make a gift to the Parents and Families Fund.

Click here to learn about the impact of family philanthropy through the Parents and Families Fund.

Contact Information
Kim Whitley
Parents Engagement & Reunion Giving Officer
309 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8070