What is the 1834 Student Campaign?
The 1834 Student Campaign works to educate and raise awareness among undergraduate students of the university’s need for philanthropic support. In addition, the campaign provides students leadership opportunities as they celebrate the University’s past while helping to ensure the future in a meaningful way.
Why should I give?
- Tuition covers only about 75% of the total cost per each student to attend Wake Forest. The University turns to the Wake Forest Fund to offset the difference in order to provide the best possible experience for students.
- Every gift matters- no matter how small or large.
- Seniors: U.S. News & World Report bases part of their ranking of universities on alumni giving rates. Thus, every gift from your class increases our national ranking, increasing the value of your education and raising the University’s national profile.
- By giving, you show that you value what the University has contributed to your life and that you are willing to invest in its continued success.
What is the Wake Forest Fund?
The Wake Forest Fund acts as a reserve of unrestricted dollars for the University to use for a variety of operating expenses. The main priorities of the Wake Forest Fund are student aid, faculty development, emerging programs for students, library and technology resources, and facilities renovation.
While the Wake Forest Fund has a number of designations a gift can be made to, giving to the general fund allows the University to support the most critical priorities at that time. While all gifts are appreciated, donations to the Wake Forest Fund are the most immediately valuable to the University.
How does my gift help?
Gifts to the Campaign go to The Wake Forest Fund, which provides unrestricted annual support to the University, allowing your gift to be used where the need is greatest. Your support will sustain excellence in teaching, scholarship, and academic programs at Wake Forest, and it will preserve the quality of a student experience without equal in higher education.
On serving on the 1834 Committee
“Serving as a [1834 Campaign] co-chair was an opportunity to take giving back to Wake Forest to a higher level. Establishing the habit of giving amongst our peers is of the utmost importance; without the generosity of our donors, the University would not be the place we love today. A student’s gift is a gift for our future.”
-Erin Kerr, 2009-2010 1834 senior class co-chair
Who are this year’s 1834 Campaign Class Committee leaders?
- Andy Brown
- Anu Birch-Desai
- Conley Crimmins
- Mark Dicroce
- Francie Fisher
- Hannah VanderWeide
- Taylor Anne Adams
- Blake Harrison
- Anne Langsenkamp
- Connor McCarthy
- Chester Bedell
- David Edwards
- Will McDugald
- Andrew McElhinney
- Katie VanderWeide
Upcoming Senior Class Campaign Events
- Senior and Junior Cocktail Event at the The District Rooftop Bar and Grill (Feb. 28th)
- Bell Tower and Tunnel Tours (April)