The Reunion Campaign began in 1955 with a twofold purpose. First, to generate enthusiasm among classes to return to campus at Homecoming to celebrate their class reunion and secondly, to organize alumni volunteers to assist in raising money from their classmates for a gift to support undergraduate education at Wake Forest University.
Reunion campaign gifts celebrate the education you received while ensuring that the Wake Forest experience will endure for future generations. All gifts to The Wake Forest Fund will count toward the campaign, with the highest priority on unrestricted undergraduate support. Gifts made between July 1 of the year before your reunion through your Homecoming and Reunion Weekend will be included in your class gift totals, which means you have the opportunity for gifts from two fiscal years to count in your class campaign. A reunion gift at the leadership level will qualify you for membership in The Wake Forest Fund Giving Societies. Multi-year commitments to The Wake Forest Fund will also be included in the campaign totals, so consider making a sustaining gift in honor of your reunion.
In addition to a dollar goal, every class has a participation goal for classmates to make a gift to the campaign. Your participation in the reunion campaign indicates the impact Wake Forest has had on your life, whether it was financial aid that allowed you to attend, professors who challenged you intellectually, alumni networks that provided career and community opportunities, or the enduring life-long friendships that we each treasure.
For questions or more information, please contact Emily Cockerham (’90) (firstname.lastname@example.org), director of reunion programs, toll free at 800.752.8568 or locally at 336.758.5819.