1834 Student Campaign

What is the 1834 Student Campaign?

The 1834 Student Campaign works to educate and raise awareness among undergraduate students of the university’s need for philanthropic support. In addition, the campaign provides students leadership opportunities as they celebrate the University’s past while helping to ensure the future in a meaningful way.

Why should I give?
  • Tuition covers only about 75% of the total cost for each student to attend Wake Forest. The University turns to the Wake Forest Fund to offset the difference in order to provide the best possible experience for students.
  • Every gift matters – no matter how small or large.
  • Seniors: U.S. News & World Report bases part of its ranking of universities on alumni-giving rates. Therefore, every gift from your class increases our national ranking, increasing the value of your education and raising the University’s national profile.
  • By giving, you show that you value what the University has contributed to your life and that you are willing to invest in its continued success.
What is the Wake Forest Fund?

The Wake Forest Fund acts as a reserve of unrestricted dollars for the University to use for a variety of operating expenses. The main priorities of the Wake Forest Fund are student aid, faculty development, emerging programs for students and library and technology resources.

While the Wake Forest Fund has a number of gift designations, giving to the general fund allows the University to support the most critical priorities at that time. While all gifts are appreciated, donations to the Wake Forest Fund are the most immediately valuable to the University.

How does my gift help?

Gifts to the Campaign go to The Wake Forest Fund, which provides unrestricted annual support to the University, allowing your gift to be used where the need is greatest. Your support will sustain excellence in teaching, scholarship, and academic programs at Wake Forest, and it will preserve the quality of a student experience without equal in higher education.

On serving on the 1834 Committee

“Being a part of the 1834 Student Campaign allows me to reflect on what it means to be a member of the Wake Forest community. Wake has given so much to me, I can only hope that I can give back through my time and dedication to making Mother So Dear the best it can be! I’m honored to be a co-chair for the class of 2014, and even more honored to call myself a Demon Deacon!”

–Katie Tassinari, 2013-2014 Senior Class Co-Chair of the 1834 Student Campaign

Who are this year’s 1834 Campaign Class Committee leaders?

Senior co-chairs:

  • Chester Bedell
  • David Edwards
  • Will McDugald
  • Andrew McElhinney
  • Katie VanderWeide

Junior co-chairs:

  • Grayson Absher
  • Quinn Burch
  • Catherine Currin
  • Alyssa Norton
  • Lydia Pappas
  • Blake Rutledge
  • Corey Washburn

Sophomore co-chairs:

  • Megan Carley
  • Matt Downey
  • Courtney Ergen
  • Joe Macy
  • Moira Sweeney
  • Paige Tralka
Upcoming Senior Class Campaign Events
  • "I Love You, WFU" - 100 days until graduation event (Feb. 12)
  • Senior and Junior Philanthropy Bar Night at the The District (March 27th)
  • Senior Bell Tower and Tunnel Tours (April)
For more information

Contact Derrica Barbee (’12), Asst. Director Call Center and Student Philanthropy, at 336.758.5915 or barbeedd@wfu.edu

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