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Wake Will gave rise to a groundswell of support from a devoted community of Wake Foresters, and its success laid the foundation for the pursuit of something even greater.

Wake Will is who we are. Wake Will Lead honors our calling.

By establishing Wake Forest as a global leader in our signature strengths and emerging areas of opportunity, Wake Will Lead represents the next step forward in our mission to develop the dynamic young leaders who thrive in an unpredictable world.

Wake Will Lead by preparing students to succeed in jobs that don’t yet exist, to be leaders and citizens of character, and to practice the intercultural competence necessary for a global society. To fulfill that promise, Wake Will Lead in hiring and supporting the very best faculty to mentor the very best students. We will educate students in promising fields of study in new and existing locations around the globe. And we will develop students who will become worthy of their professions.

Wake Will Lead because you do. Thank you for your support.

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What We’ve Done

Ten Presidential Chairs created to recruit and retain elite faculty



New academic department funds created

Average number of career-counseling interviews per day in the OPCD


Students who have presented projects at Undergraduate Research Day, an event funded by the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Center

Credit Hours received for faculty-mentored research in 2015-16


of the entire campaign will go directly to student financial aid

Increase in scholarship recipients in the School of Law

14 Million

dollars of Financial aid distributed from Wake Will to date

Students have received financial aid from funds created by Wake Will


Number of Additional on-campus job interviews in Farrell Hall’s Brockway Recruiting Center in its first three years

Increase in annual giving to the School of Divinity from 2011 to 2016


Wake Forest sports to benefit from new or renovated facilities

Because of you, Wake Will is changing lives. Thank you.

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