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 Our personal approach to education is a tradition that will never be outdated.
Opportunities
  • By supporting academic department discretionary funds, we will strengthen and support academic opportunity on our campus.

  • An endowed chair is the highest academic honor at the University and recognizes the very best of our teacher-scholars.

  • Increase Wake Forest's ability to recruit and reward faculty who most embody the teacher-scholar ideals.

  • We will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary, mentored research for our undergraduate students.

  • The Z. Smith Reynolds Library is the hub of learning on campus and must develop additional resources to assist our students in their education.

Stories
Campaign Launch Recap

This 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 Together

All-American Goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe partners with Professor Peter Brubaker to battle Osteoporosis. Read more »

Relive the Regional Events

Wake 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 Drive

Sarah 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 I

Sara 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 »

Alive and Well Story

With support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Reynolds American, Wake Forest is gaining momentum in its mission transform the way college campuses approach health and wellbeing. Read more »

Farm to Fork Faith Story

When I arrived at Wake Forest as a freshman in the fall of 1979, I was surprised that so few people shared my background. Where were the other students who had haled hay or bottle-fed orphaned lambs? Read more »

The Best of Many Worlds Story

The marketing of the multi-billion-dollar strength-training industry rests on the bulging biceps of poster-friendly American youth. The notion that we all benefit from our time in a gym is often lost in the maze of competitive lifting and the mist of light water that cools the overheated as they heroically step off machines named for Power or Endurance or some other pursued abstraction. Read more »

Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest hits $400 million mark

Thanks to the largest fundraising year in Wake Forest University’s 180-year history, Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest surpassed the $400 million mark by the end of the fiscal year. Read more »