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.

Professor Dan Cohen, the John C. Whitaker Jr. Executive Director of Entrepreneurship, liked the idea of an experiential, immersive course in his curriculum, so he created “Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Mindset through Practice.” Cohen took 12 students to the Bahamas to partner with up-and-coming entrepreneurs to advance their efforts to improve their community. “To me it was like Pro Humanitate in action,” said Cohen.

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.

  • Face to Face Announces 2025-25 Lineup

    Join the Wake Forest community for these one-of-a-kind conversations

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  • Doing Good, Doing Well

    Celebrating 10 years of Farrell Hall

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  • WFU awarded $160M NSF Grant

    Will advance regenerative medicine

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  • Celebrating a New Chapter

    Ribbon-Cutting on the Sabin Center for Environment and Sustainability

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  • Research All-Stars

    Chasing the Complex Problems of Our Day

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  • Student Art-Acquisition Selections Unveiled

    Eight pieces added to the Reece Collection

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  • Senior Showcase: Evan Souza (’24)

    Meet this Presidential Scholar from Winston-Salem

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  • RiverRun Film Fest offers opportunity for students to shine

    Movies and short films from WFU students, faculty and alumni featured

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  • Athletics adding $100M to Women’s Athletics

    In Her Wake fundraising initiative to boost support for women’s sports

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  • Two Wake Forest students named Goldwater Scholars

    Meet Elena Singer-Freeman (’25) and Cassandra Hung (’26)

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  • WFU Students Decorate Desks for Children

    DESK event creates home study spaces for local third graders

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  • Art is what it takes to be human

    Sule James is guiding his students to understand humanity through art.

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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

Bart Redmond (MBA ’25)
Recipient of the Dale and Karen Sisel Scholarship

What a Gift

When Sarah Locke (MA ’20) and Itamar Lewin-Arundale (’18, MA ’21) got married in Colorado in July 2023, the two communication grad students made the registry pretty simple for their guests: Give opportunities to other people by contributing to the master’s program at Wake Forest.

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