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.

Life on the Grand Canal

In May, the Wake Forest community celebrated the 50th anniversary of Casa Artom, the University’s first study abroad house. The house on the Grand Canal has been a home for more than 2,000 Wake Foresters, including many who studied there thanks to the generosity of Bianca Artom. 

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.

  • The Redemption of Private Brown

    Two converging paths united in a single mission for justice

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  • Becoming a Good Doctor

    Dr. Sarah Rudasill (’17), a Stamps Scholar, is living and empowering Pro Humanitate.

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  • Three Scholars Awarded NSF Grants

    Graduate Research Fellowships will support three graduate students

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  • Shelby Horth named Goldwater Scholar

    The Mullen/Carswell Scholar is one of 413 college students from across the country to receive the award.

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  • Debaters Win ‘Triple Crown’

    Wake Forest debaters, supported by the generosity of Megan Medica (MA ’83), have made debate history

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  • Innovation Teaching in Entrepreneurship

    Dan Cohen, recipient of the Chambers Family Endowment Fund for Entrepreneurship,  leads the way in innovation in entrepreneurship.

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  • Wellbeing Center Celebrates 5 Years

    After a vibrant transformation, the Wellbeing Center is one of the most active places on  campus.

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  • Face to Face with Kristin Chenoweth

    “Leadership and Character Scholars Ian Davis-Huie (’23) and Josh Knight (’23) chat with Broadway star”

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  • WFU Students Meet Critical Public Health Needs

    Tripp Causby (’22), a recipient of the Dr. James Barry Dougals Palmer Scholarship, is part of first-ever Public Health AmeriCorps program.

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  • Inaugural Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Named

    Director and producer Debbie Allen selected as first recipient of award

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  • Dancing for Cognitive Health

    Wake Forest professors have been awarded a $3 million grant from NIH to advance their research

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  • $30 Million for Leadership and Character

    A grant from the Lilly Foundation will extend the impact of leadership and character education nationwide.

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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.

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Celebrating the Class of 2023

On May 12-15, the Wake Forest University community celebrated the commencement of the Class of 2023. Killian Noe (’80, DDiv ’17) addressed the graduates, and Bishop Kym Lucas (’92) was the baccalaureate speaker. These professional, graduate and undergraduate students, supported by their families and Wake Forest faculty, staff and generous donors, walked across the stage toward promising futures. Take in the celebration by viewing photos, videos, social media and other moments from all of the commencement festivities.

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