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“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.”

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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