Philanthropy Archive


Wake Forest University Awarded $30M Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant to Build National Capacity for Character Education

January 24, 2023  |   Humanities, Philanthropy, President, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories, University Announcement

The Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Wake Forest a $30.7 million grant to support the University’s Program for Leadership and Character and create a national higher education network devoted to educating character.


Bob McCreary’s historic gift drives Wake Forest football forward

October 29, 2021  |   Athletics, Philanthropy, Top Stories

In 1957, Bob McCreary came to Wake Forest from his home in rural Caldwell County thanks to a football scholarship he credits with transforming his life. More than six decades later, McCreary continues to provide transformational investments for new generations of student-athletes while inspiring others to support the continued development of the Wake Forest football program.


Wake Forest’s annual Hit The Bricks fundraiser was record-breaking

October 8, 2021  |   Events, Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories

Wake Forest University’s annual Hit the Bricks campaign was record-breaking this year, with more laps run or walked, more teams participating and more money raised than ever in the event’s 18-year history.


$5M gift affirms Wake Debate and moves program forward

August 5, 2021  |   Philanthropy, Student, Top Stories

An extraordinarily generous gift of $5 million will help ensure the Wake Forest debate program has the resources needed to build on its legacy of success.


$1M in gifts will support vision of integrated arts at Wake Forest

May 12, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Philanthropy, Top Stories, University Announcement

The Interdisciplinary Arts Center at Wake Forest has received $1M from anonymous donors to support the University’s commitment to integrating the arts across all corners of campus, in the classroom and in the community.


New African American Studies Program supported by $1M gift

January 26, 2021  |   Faculty, Philanthropy, Top Stories

As Wake Forest prepares to launch its African American Studies Program this fall, an anonymous donor has made a $1 million gift to support the new academic initiative.


Wake Forest to hold virtual Wake ‘N Shake dance-a-thon Saturday

April 3, 2020  |   Faculty, Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Staff, Student, Top Stories

For this year’s Wake ‘N Shake, a 12-hour dance marathon organized by Wake Forest students, participants will join in from places across the country instead of gathering on campus.


Arnold Palmer Trust moves Wake Will Lead campaign past $1 billion milestone

October 15, 2019  |   Philanthropy, Top Stories, Wake Will

A $1.5 million gift from Arnold Palmer’s Trust establishing the Winifred W. Palmer Professorship in Literature at Wake Forest, moved the University’s Wake Will Lead campaign beyond the $1 billion milestone. The campaign is scheduled to conclude June 30, 2020.


WFU’s ‘Hit the Bricks’ event for cancer research to be held Sept. 26

September 24, 2019  |   Community, Events, Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories

The annual ‘Hit the Bricks’ cancer research fundraiser in honor of Brian Piccolo will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. along the brick pathway of Hearn Plaza.


WFU athletes win big with new sports facilities

September 13, 2019  |   Athletics, Philanthropy, Top Stories, Wake Will

Walk into the new Sutton Sports Performance Center and Shah Basketball Complex and you can sense the camaraderie, excitement and anticipation that comes when student-athletes have a new state-of the art facility supporting their competitiveness as athletes and their success as students.

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