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Gifts for teaching, preaching and leading

February 14, 2014  |   School of Divinity, Top Stories, Wake Will

Three new grants totaling nearly $1 million to the School of Divinity will create a state-of-the-art teaching chapel, address economic issues facing future ministers and position early career pastors to be leaders in their wider communities.


$5 million kicks off Clawson era

February 6, 2014  |   Alumni, Athletics, Philanthropy, Top Stories, Wake Will

Alumnus Alan Fox (’79, MBA ’81, P ’12) has donated $2 million in support of the Wake Forest Football Program. His gift brings the total amount raised for football to $5 million since the launch of the Wake Will campaign, demonstrating significant momentum for a new era in Wake Forest football under Coach Dave Clawson.


Theatre major to designer

January 30, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Admissions, Alumni, Arts & Culture, Top Stories, Wake Will

In the five years since she graduated, Lauren Gaston has taken her acting, directing, designing and drawing skills — combined them with her love of travel — and become a rising star in the world of costume design.


WFU once again a ‘Best Value’

January 28, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Admissions, For Alumni, For Parents, Recognition, Top Stories, Top Stories 2013-2014, Wake Will

Wake Forest is one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review. The 2014 list, which features 150 schools in all — 75 public and 75 private colleges and universities—was announced today.


Determination and a dream

November 1, 2013  |   Alumni, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, School of Business, Top Stories, Top Stories 2013-2014, Wake Will

Surrounded by friends, family, fellow donors and members of the Wake Forest community, University Trustee Mary Farrell (P ’10) helped dedicate Farrell Hall, the new home for the Wake Forest School of Business. The ceremony marked the fulfillment of the dream she and her late husband, former Trustee Mike Farrell (P ’10, LLD ’13), began three years ago with a $10 million leadership gift.


Faculty for the Future

October 28, 2013  |   Alumni, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories, Wake Will

To recruit and retain outstanding faculty who embody Wake Forest’s teacher-scholar ideal, three alumni have committed $3 million to fund Presidential Chairs. Bobby Burchfield has established the Burchfield Presidential Chair of Political Economy and Mike and Debbie Rubin have established the Rubin Chair of Jewish and Israeli Studies.


A memorable weekend

October 23, 2013  |   Alumni, Campus Life, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories, Wake Will

Under a big tent on Manchester Plaza, students and alumni wrote about the Wake Forest people who have inspired them on a book standing more than 10 feet tall. The outsized pages reflect the big dreams Wake Forest will achieve with “Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest.” Relive the highlights of the weekend events.


Big moment on campus

October 18, 2013  |   Alumni, Campus Life, Campus Life Highlights, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories 2013-2014, University Announcement, Wake Will

“Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest” represents the largest mobilization of support for the mission of Wake Forest in the institution’s 179-year history. Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will significantly increase their impact on the region, the nation and the world by investing $1 billion over the next five years to strengthen and renew their ability to carry out their respective missions.

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