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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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WFU to celebrate completion of Reynolds Gym transformation March 28

March 27, 2018  |   Philanthropy, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will celebrate the completion of the renovation and transformation of Reynolds Gym into a wellbeing center with a campus grand opening on Wednesday, March 28 from 4-6 p.m.

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Porter Byrum makes final $70+ million gift to Wake Forest University

October 2, 2017  |   Alumni, Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories

In a concluding act of extraordinary generosity that will make college more affordable and accessible for generations of students, Porter B. Byrum (JD ’42) has donated more than $70 million to Wake Forest University for scholarships.

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‘Hit the Bricks’ relay race raises money for cancer research

September 21, 2017  |   Events, Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories

Hundreds of Wake Forest students, faculty, staff and friends of the University will run laps around Hearn Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 28, for ‘Hit the Bricks.’ The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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WFU campaign reaches $700 million mark

July 13, 2017  |   Philanthropy, Top Stories, Wake Will

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.

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WFU to expand access to high-achieving lower income students

April 25, 2017  |   Admissions, Philanthropy, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has joined 67 of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities in an alliance to substantially expand the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at America’s undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates.

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WFU breaks ground for Shah Basketball Complex and Sutton Sports Performance Center

April 21, 2017  |   Alumni, Athletics, Philanthropy, Top Stories

Wake Forest University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 20 for the Sutton Sports Performance Center and the Shah Basketball Complex.

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Alumnus Mit Shah donates additional $5 million to Wake Forest Basketball

January 26, 2017  |   Alumni, Athletics, Philanthropy, Top Stories, Wake Will

Wake Forest University alumnus and trustee Mit Shah (‘91) has donated an additional $5 million in support of Wake Forest Basketball and the basketball player development facility which is currently under construction.

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WFU receives $15 million for Sutton Sports Performance Center & Basketball Player Development Center

October 31, 2016  |   Alumni, Athletics, Philanthropy, Top Stories, Wake Will

Wake Forest soon will break ground on the Sutton Sports Performance Center and the Basketball Player Development Center thanks to the continued generosity of Ben Sutton (’80, JD ’83, P ’14, P ’16, P ’19). The construction of these two buildings is a $50 million project — all of which has been pledged by athletic donors like Sutton.

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Wake Will Lead: WFU sets new goal to raise $1 billion by 2020

October 27, 2016  |   Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Wake Will

Wake Forest University has raised more than $625 million through Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest. Having surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $600 million by 2018 two years ahead of schedule, Wake Forest will build on support from alumni, parents and friends to extend the campaign and raise $1 billion by 2020.

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