Physician donates Chatham county land to WFU

Dr. Brooks Gilmore and his wife, Dawn, have donated land in Chatham County to establish a trust to benefit Wake Forest University. Gilmore, a retired physician, is a 1951 Wake Forest graduate. The Gilmores live in Greensboro.

The charitable trust, valued at $350,000, will fund the Brooks and Dawn Gilmore Scholarships. The scholarships will provide need-based financial aid to undergraduate students. Preference will be given to history majors from Chatham County.

The trust will also provide annual support to the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society for the operation and management of the Calvin Jones House and the Wake Forest College Birthplace Museum located in the town of Wake Forest.

William Tell Brooks, an 1839 Wake Forest graduate, grew up on the Chatham County property. Dr. Gilmore is a descendent of Brooks, who was in Wake Forest’s first graduating class and served as pastor of Wake Forest Baptist Church and Forestville Baptist Church.

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