Giving Societies

More than a gift. It’s a commitment.

Leadership giving has been a part of our success story for more than 180 years. It has helped Wake Forest grow from a regional college to a nationally ranked university without sacrificing the highly personal nature of an extraordinary institution. The Giving Societies recognize Wake Forest’s most generous and dedicated alumni, families and friends, all of whom have made a five-year financial commitment to any designation within the Wake Forest Fund.

“Pressing needs and shrinking windows of opportunity demand flexibility. Unrestricted giving provides Wake Forest with the advantage of applying funds where they are needed most, when they are needed most. It’s one of the best gifts our University can receive.”
— Hof Milam (’76, MBA ’91), Executive Vice President

Old Gold Seal

$50,000+ Annually

Society of 1834 Seal

$25,000 – $49,999 Annually

Founders Circle Seal

$10,000 – $24,999 Annually

Pro Humanitate Society Seal

$5,000 – $9,999 Annually

Silver Society Seal

$2,500 – $4,999 Annually

Presidents Club Seal

· $1,000 – $2,499 Annually
· $500 – $2,499 Annually for ’11 – ’20 Alumni

“As Wake Forest Giving Society members for nearly four decades, Stephanie and I are honored to continue our expression of loyalty, leadership and commitment to Wake Forest with our recently renewed membership. The unrestricted contributions of Giving Society members are essential in preparing today’s Wake Forest students to honor the spirit of Pro Humanitate in their communities and the world.”

Gerald (’80, JD’82) and Stephanie (‘81) Roach (P’09, P’12) Chair of the Board of Trustees

“There were so many parts of my Wake Forest experience that shaped the person I am today. A Giving Society membership felt like such a natural way to express my gratitude for my Wake Forest experience and show my Demon Deacon pride, all while making a difference in the lives of future students.”

Hannah Duane (’16)

“Our commitment reflects our faith in Wake Forest’s leadership and our desire to provide resources to continue to innovate and build on the many strengths that make Wake Forest such a special place.”

Peter and Susan Brockway (P’09) Founding Members of the Old Gold Society

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Our gratitude is unrivaled. Raising a glass of the finest to Wake Forest Giving Society donors has become an annual game day tradition for President and Mrs. Hatch.


Contact: Blake Absher, Executive Director of The Wake Forest Fund | | 336.758.5824