Educate the Whole Person

Giving Opportunities • Educate the Whole Person

Wake Will supports the core of our educational experience: teacher-scholars whose commitment to their students is rivaled only by their desire to create and share new knowledge. This campaign will work to keep strong leaders on our campus by providing the resources necessary to attract and retain remarkable faculty and build exceptional academic departments. We must seek to recruit and reward those teacher-scholars who most embody the ideas that Wake Forest has for faculty: committed scholars who both teach and mentor students. The mentoring relationships between teachers and students that began in 1834 remain a priority at Wake Forest today. Our personal approach to education is a tradition that will never be outdated.


  • Academic Department Discretionary Funds $40.0M By supporting academic department discretionary funds, we will strengthen and support academic opportunity on our campus.
  • Collegiate University Endowed Chairs $24.0M An endowed chair is the highest academic honor at the University and recognizes the very best of our teacher-scholars.
  • Presidential Chairs $10.0M Increase Wake Forest's ability to recruit and reward faculty who most embody the teacher-scholar ideals.
  • URECA Endowment $10.0M We will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary, mentored research for our undergraduate students.
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Library Program Fund $2.5M The Z. Smith Reynolds Library is the hub of learning on campus and must develop additional resources to assist our students in their education.


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 » Stronger TogetherAll-American Goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe partners with Professor Peter Brubaker to battle Osteoporosis. Read more » Relive the Regional EventsWake Foresters have gathered in cities around the country to celebrate the public launch of Wake Will. Whether you were able to attend or not, we invite you to enjoy some of our favorite moments from these events. Read more » Feeding DriveSarah Millsaps, the sophomore student representative for the campaign, shares thoughts on her Wake Forest experience and how she feels this campaign will allow for a multitude of opportunities for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff. Read more » Shortened Name, Extended Learning Part ISara Commander ('14) always had an idea, and now she has IDEA. Always a self-starter, she now knows the ways of START. And it’s all thanks to URECA. Read more »