There are several different ways to support Wake Forest through philanthropic giving, many of which are designed to help maximize your level of contribution. No matter the method you choose, or the size of your donation, each gift helps the University provide a world-class educational experience and wide range of opportunity for deserving students and faculty.

Ways to Give

Gift Acceptance Policy

Contact: Gayle Parker | | 336.758.6086

Giving Societies

Wake Forest University has been blessed with generations of leaders whose vision and generosity have built one of the top universities in the country. That tradition continues today through the Wake Forest Fund Giving Societies.

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.

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-$999 Annually for undergraduate alumni within 10 years of graduation.

Contact: Blake Absher | | 336.758.5824

Parents’ Campaign

The Parents’ Campaign of the Wake Forest Fund is an annual campaign to raise money for the University’s current operating budget. When parents and families make gifts to the Wake Forest Fund, the money is used this fiscal year for the University’s most pressing priorities – from recruiting top faculty, to providing leading edge technology in the classrooms and library, to supporting innovative academic programs like the Summer Management Program, to investing in our expanded and outstanding career development program. Parent gifts make an immediate impact on Wake Forest students!

Contact: Minta McNally | | 336.758.5767  or  Brad McIlwain | | 336.758.3527

Class Reunion Campaign

The Reunion Campaign began in 1955 with a twofold purpose: first, to generate enthusiasm among classes to return to campus at Homecoming to celebrate their class reunion; second, to organize alumni volunteers to assist in raising money from their classmates for a gift to support undergraduate education at Wake Forest University.

Reunion campaign gifts celebrate the education you received while ensuring that the Wake Forest experience will endure for future generations. All gifts to the Wake Forest Fund will count toward the campaign, with the highest priority on unrestricted undergraduate support. Gifts made between July 1 of the year before your reunion through your Homecoming and Reunion Weekend will be included in your class gift totals, which means you have the opportunity for gifts from two fiscal years to count in your class campaign. A reunion gift at the leadership level will qualify you for membership in the Wake Forest Fund Giving Societies. Multi-year commitments to the Wake Forest Fund will also be included in the campaign totals, so consider making a sustaining gift in honor of your reunion.

In addition to a dollar goal, every class has a participation goal for classmates to make a gift to the campaign. Your participation in the reunion campaign indicates the impact Wake Forest has had on your life, whether it was financial aid that allowed you to attend, professors who challenged you intellectually, alumni networks that provided career and community opportunities, or the enduring life-long friendships that we each treasure.

Contact: Emily Cockerham (’90) | | 800.752.8568 or 336.758.5819 or
Vada Lou Cottrill | | 336.758.5692

Student Campaign

The 1834 Student Campaign works to educate and raise awareness among undergraduate students of the University’s need for philanthropic support.

Being a part of the 1834 Student Campaign allows me to reflect on what it means to be a member of the Wake Forest community. Wake has given so much to me, I can only hope that I can give back through my time and dedication to making Mother So Dear the best it can be! I’m honored to be a co-chair for the class of 2014, and even more honored to call myself a Demon Deacon!

2013-2014 Senior Class Co-Chair
of the 1834 Student Campaign

Contact: John Champlin | | 336.758.4067

Stocks and Properties

Gifts of securities to Wake Forest University may be handled in several ways. You may make your gift by electronic transfer, by mail or by hand delivery.

Contact: Gayle Parker | | 336.758.6086