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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Media tours for WFU’s new sports center and basketball complex

September 3, 2019  |   Athletics, Philanthropy, Top Stories

Wake Forest invites media to tour the University’s new Sutton Sports Performance Center and Shah Basketball Complex on Tuesday, Sept. 10, following Coach Dave Clawson’s regular weekly press conference in the Rovere Room in the Miller Center.

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Wake Will Lead campaign surpasses $900 million milestone

January 14, 2019  |   Philanthropy, Top Stories, Wake Will

Wake Forest University has raised more than $900 million in gifts and commitments to invest in students, faculty and facilities as part of the Wake Will Lead campaign.

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WFU receives $10 million to support first-generation Magnolia Scholars

October 9, 2018  |   Admissions, Philanthropy, Student, Top Stories

A $10 million gift from an anonymous donor will enable first-generation students in Wake Forest University’s Magnolia Scholars program to substantially reduce their debt.

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Wake Forest students raised nearly $190K for charity in the last week

October 8, 2018  |   Community, Events, Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories

Wake Forest University students lived up to the motto of Pro Humanitate last week while raising approximately $190,000 at various philanthropy events.

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Salem Hall renovation synergizes research and collaboration

September 19, 2018  |   Admissions, Philanthropy, Research, Top Stories, Wake Will

Chemists study the ways in which substances interact, combine and change. Wake Forest’s newly renovated Salem Hall is the perfect place for those activities to happen both in the lab and among faculty and students.

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NBA All-Star Chris Paul donates $2.5 million to Wake Forest Basketball

August 7, 2018  |   Athletics, Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories, Wake Will

Former Wake Forest University superstar and hometown hero Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million to support Wake Forest Basketball. The Houston Rockets point guard’s latest donation to his alma mater – the largest ever by a former basketball student-athlete or any alumnus under the age of 35 – will ensure that future generations of Demon Deacons can succeed on and off the court.

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