Creating Opportunity.

Transforming Lives.

Wake Forest’s greatest impact has always been found by honoring the promise of Pro Humanitate through the development of young minds with goals and aspirations that extend far beyond themselves. When we create life-changing opportunities at Wake Forest, we deliver the mission of Pro Humanitate to the world.

Becoming a Good Doctor

Dr. Sarah Rudasill (’17), a second-year surgical resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, is living and empowering Pro Humanitate. Once a Wake Forest student who received the Stamps Leadership Scholarship, the Porter B. Byrum Scholarship and the George Washington Greene Memorial Scholarship, now she is paying it forward for others. 

Empowering Pro Humanitate:

Stories of Philanthropy

The generous support of Wake Forest alumni, parents and friends is making it possible for students and faculty to explore ways to make the world a better place.

  • Wake Forest in Peru

    Destructive mining threatens one of Earth’s greatest resources: the Amazon. Find out what Wake Foresters are doing about it.

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  • Our Newest Rhodes Scholar

    Alice Hauser, a Stamps Scholar and recipient of the Porter B. Byrum Scholarship Fund, has been named a Rhodes Scholar.

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  • Sarah Hoyle (’16)

    “Child welfare is complicated. Figuring out how a large organization can protect kids at a small level — within a home. It’s one of the most challenging things I’ve ever had to work on.”

    For Advocacy »

  • LEAPing into action at Wake Downtown

    Thanks to a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Wake Forest is providing hands on lab-based summer internships to high school students.

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  • Agustin Martinez (JD ’20)

    “I knew I wanted to go to law school; I wasn’t sure if that was achievable, but I had a big goal.”

    For Ambition »

  • Is Redemption Redeeming?

    Dr. Eranda Jayawickreme, the Harold W. Tribble Professor of Psychology, shared his thoughts about confronting adversity.

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  • Feeding Our Neighbors

    In the spirit of Pro Humanitate, Wake Forest students prepared and delivered 600 Thanksgiving meals for our neighbors.

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  • Finding Holy Ground

    Winning playwrights will see their plays produced thanks to a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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  • Strength in Numbers

    When Kathryn Webster (’17), Michael Shuman, and Dr. Rob Erhardt faced an incredible challenge, they united to develop a solution never seen before.

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  • Joseph Ford (’18, MSM ’21)

    “It’s important to recognize that people who work hard and are blessed to achieve should give back to their communities. They should help others get to where they want to be.”

    For Community »

  • Face to Face with Thomas Friedman

    Two Leadership and Character Scholars – Helen Haile (’23) and Cate Pitterle (’24) – interviewed author and reporter Thomas Friedman.

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  • Seasons at Wake

    For many, the first time they stepped on campus, they knew they were home. Take in your favorite campus in all its glory.

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Giving Societies

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Wake Forest Giving Societies offer our friends, alumni and parents a way to pledge their lasting commitment to supporting the school they love. A five-year financial commitment to a giving society provides the University with the foundation it needs to face both challenges and opportunities. Welcome to the place where the most loyal of Wake Foresters choose to hang their top hats.

With Gratitude

In March 2022, President Susan Wente announced the For Humanity scholarship initiative – an effort to provide students access to a Wake Forest education by creating or enhancing scholarship funding. Many alumni, parents and friends answered that call and are helping deliver the mission of Pro Humanitate to the world.

From One Family to Another

Chris Paul (’07) and his family recently dedicated the Chris Paul Family Men’s Basketball Clubhouse for the men’s basketball team as part of the basketball locker room transformation project. “It’s where players build relationships and create a unifying camaraderie that is the foundation of success on the court. Forming lifelong friendships with your teammates is one of the most rewarding aspects of sports,” Paul said, when he made his commitment in 2018. The women’s team also celebrated the dedication of the Dr. Caryl Guth Women’s Basketball Clubhouse, made possible by the generosity of Dr. Caryl Guth (’57, MD ’62).

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