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WFU in the news: Sept. 12-18

September 19, 2022  |   Top Stories, Wake Will


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 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.


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.


“Call to Conversation” transcends divisiveness over dinner

September 27, 2018  |   Community, Top Stories, Wake Will

In an age marked by divisiveness and distraction, Wake Forest University aims to build community and strengthen relationships through a program called “Call to Conversation.”


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.


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.


Wake Forest celebrates transformation of Reynolds Gym into Wellbeing Center

March 29, 2018  |   Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories, Wake Will

A new 25-yard, eight-lane pool, surrounded by glass walls and three-story arched windows, is the centerpiece of the third and final phase of the transformation of historic Reynolds Gym into the Wake Forest Wellbeing Center.


Wake Will Lead campaign reaches $800 million milestone

February 1, 2018  |   Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Wake Will

Wake Forest University has raised more than $800 million in gifts and commitments to support students, faculty and capital projects as part of the Wake Will Lead campaign, as of Dec. 31, 2017.


Historic Reynolds Gym transformed into center for health and wellbeing

August 24, 2017  |   Campus Life, President, Thrive / Wellbeing, University Announcement, Wake Will

Two cornerstones now mark the entrance to Wake Forest University’s historic W.N. Reynolds Gymnasium. The original – 1954 – shows the year the gym was built. A new one – 2017 – marks its transformation into a dynamic new center for health and wellbeing.

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