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Meredith Corporation Foundation Grants $150,000 to ChildServe's Forward Together Campaign

March 9, 2020

JOHNSTON, Iowa – The Meredith Corporation Foundation announced today a commitment of $150,000 to ChildServe’s Forward Together campaign. The gift, which will span three years, will help ChildServe open a pediatric behavioral health clinic, build a new pediatric inpatient rehabilitation unit and expand its ability to provide specialized, 24/7 nursing care for individuals with complex medical needs.

“We are so inspired by the work ChildServe does to improve the health and well-being of so many children in our community. We are honored to continue our support of those efforts that make life better for thousands of Central Iowa families through this donation,” said Mell Meredith, Chairman of the Board, Meredith Corporation Foundation.

The Meredith Corporation Foundation has supported ChildServe through charitable giving for more than two decades, including contributions to past campaigns; corporate matching gifts; and development of the healing garden, an outdoor, wheelchair-accessible garden for children at ChildServe.

“We are incredibly grateful for the longstanding support The Meredith Corporation Foundation has provided to our organization,” said Teri Wahlig, M.D., ChildServe Chief Executive Officer. “Throughout this campaign, I have been overwhelmed by the philanthropic spirit of so many of our ChildServe friends and partners. Thanks to the generosity of the Meredith Corporation Foundation and many others, we can continue to expand our much-needed services to help children with special healthcare needs and their families live a great life.”

To date, 167 donors have contributed more than $9.54 million to ChildServe’s Forward Together campaign. Ninety-six of those donors are first-time campaign contributors to the organization. The campaign, launched in December of 2018 with a goal of raising $10 million, is the largest fundraising initiative in the organization’s 92-year history.

To donate, or to learn more, visit ChildServe.org/Forward-Together.

About ChildServe

ChildServe knows kids and specialty healthcare. When parents have questions about their child’s health and development, ChildServe is there with answers and support for the whole family — to move Forward Together. ChildServe’s team of experts helps identify and meet the unique needs of children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs to help them live a great life.

For over 90 years, ChildServe has partnered with families to provide much-needed healthcare services and support for children, teens and young adults. ChildServe currently offers more than 30 services, including pediatric rehabilitation, physical, occupational and speech therapy, long-term care, behavioral health, autism support, and more to meet the needs of more than 4,600 children across the state each year.

About Meredith Corporation

Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) (meredith.com) has been committed to service journalism for more than 118 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms — including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video—to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.

Meredith's National Media Group reaches 185 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including nearly 90 percent of U.S. millennial women. Meredith is a leader in creating content across media platforms and life stages in key consumer interest areas such as entertainment, food, lifestyle, parenting and home. Meredith is the No. 1 magazine operator in the U.S., and owner of the largest premium content digital network for American consumers.

Meredith's leading national brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, InStyle, Allrecipes, REAL SIMPLE, SHAPE, Southern Living and Martha Stewart Living. Meredith also features robust brand licensing activities including more than 3,000 SKUs of branded products at 4,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. and at walmart.com. Meredith's National Media Group also includes leading affinity marketer Synapse, and The Foundry, the company's state-of-the-art creative lab and content studio.

Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching 11 percent of U.S. households and 30 million viewers. Meredith's portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation's Top 25 markets — including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland — and 13 in the Top 50. Meredith's stations produce more than 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and operate leading local digital destinations. Meredith also owns MNI Targeted Media, which delivers targeted advertising solutions to more than 1,200 clients on a local, regional and national level.