Leading Lives That Matter

A Vision for Wake Forest University

The impact of a Wake Forester on our world, while often subtle, is undeniable. Ours are the voices urging others to do what is right. Ours are the hands applauding integrity and perseverance. Ours are the feet rushing to meet a challenge. Wake Will is our resolve, our fellowship and our promise. Wake will prepare students to lead lives that matter.

Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will significantly increase our impact on our region, our nation and our world by investing $1 billion to strengthen and renew our ability to carry out our respective missions: $600 million dollars will support University students, faculty and enhancements to campus life; $400 million dollars will enhance Wake Forest Baptist’s patient care, research and education.

Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest represents the largest fundraising effort in the University’s history. We are already more than halfway toward our goal. The impact of financial gifts and commitments is being felt by students attending Wake Forest with the help of financial support, by faculty exploring new avenues of scholarship and by our entire campus community finding inspiration in the atrium of Farrell Hall. Thanks to the generosity of Wake Foresters, Wake will continue to create, educate and inspire.

Wake will create opportunity by opening our doors to deserving students through an unprecedented commitment to financial aid. Once students enroll, cultural exploration, unique research opportunities and access to emerging career paths will help them reach their full potential.

Wake will educate the whole person by balancing our commitment to academic rigor with the intentional pursuit of purpose, joyful relationships and healthy habits. Our world-class teacher-scholars, skilled mentors and engaging student programming will help students thrive.

Wake will inspire excellence through the power of place. Our scenic campus is the home of championship trophies, Rhodes Scholars and entrepreneurial dreams. Our students will discover the ability to apply unimagined strengths in the pursuit of their passion.

Now is the time to celebrate and grow the culture of philanthropy that makes the Wake Forest experience possible. With your help, Wake will create, educate and inspire generations of Wake Foresters to come.

At Wake Forest, we strive to build a powerful community – personal in scale – that weaves together serious learning, character formation and diversity. We seek to be a vibrant learning community that combines knowledge and face-to-face interaction. Above all, we endeavor to be a community that exemplifies the values we profess.

Wake Will

Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

with $600 million supporting University faculty, students and enhancements to campus life and $400 million enhancing Wake Forest Baptist’s mission of patient care, research and education.