Wake Forest University received more than $112 million in gifts and commitments between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. This is the third time Wake Forest has surpassed the $100 million fundraising mark in a single fiscal year since beginning the Wake Will campaign. More than 59,000 donors have collectively invested more than $700 million in students, faculty and capital projects.
In 2016, the University surpassed its original $600 million fundraising goal two years ahead of schedule. The Board of Trustees extended the campaign and set a new goal of raising $1 billion by 2020 to support the University’s mission.
“Our future relies on Wake Foresters prepared to lead in moments mundane and monumental,” said Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch. “So many have stepped forward this year to generously support Wake Forest.”
“A culture of philanthropic leadership will support Wake Forest’s signature strengths as the means to prepare tomorrow’s leaders.” Nathan O. Hatch, Wake Forest president
Wake Will Lead Campaign milestones include:
Wake Will Lead has fueled impressive momentum for the University: