Wake Will


Giving Opportunities • Athletics

Developing Champions {Case Statement}

To surround talented young men and women of character with the opportunities, support and resources necessary to become true champions capable of success both in competition and in life.


  • Basketball Championship Fund $5.0M To succeed within the highly competitive landscape of college basketball, we must be committed to competing not only on the court, but also in the resources we apply to recruiting.
  • Branding the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum $15.0M As Wake Forest University assumes ownership of our home court, we have a tremendous opportunity to brand this environment in a way that captures the breadth of our athletic tradition.
  • Olympic Sports Facilities $30.0M We will create Olympic-level facilities for baseball, tennis, golf, soccer, and field hockey.
  • Scholarship and Student Opportunity $10.0M Any vision for the future of Wake Forest Athletics must include a commitment to creating opportunity for deserving students to achieve their dream of becoming a Demon Deacon, regardless of their financial resources.
  • Sports Performance Center We will create a new sports performance center for our Division I athletes.


Lessons We CarryBasketball has been my constant companion, since the age of four. It filled me with confidence in grade school and drove me to the grand stage of college athletics with bright eyes and big dreams. On November 14, 2007, I signed to play for Wake Forest University. Basketball was life. Over the course of my four years here, I have learned that there is more to life than a round ball and an orange hoop. Read more » The Safety NetA group of former Wake Forest soccer players, led by David Kawesi-Mukooza (’00), now provides current Demon Deacons with the tools they need to adjust to life after soccer, which doesn’t have as many lucrative professional opportunities as many other team sports in the United States. The peer network is run with the help of the University’s Office of Personal and Career Development. Read more » Campaign Launch RecapThis was a Homecoming Weekend to remember. In addition to all of the traditional Homecoming festivities, we celebrated the President’s Ball, the Arnold Palmer statue dedication, a Demon Deacon win over Maryland and - most importantly for the future of our University – the launch of Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest. Read more » In ReturnWhen Bob McCreary (’61) was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2013, he credited individuals in his life for helping him along the way. “Individuals make a difference in your life,” he said. That has been Bob’s story – individuals making a difference in his life. Read more »