We’re caught in a bit of a slow news cycle, Deac families. Commencement is still a week away, and our students are either home for the summer or (more likely) are at Beach Week, that glorious refuge of sun and fun when exams are done.
Much of the campus is wrapping up its yearly work – entering grades, spiffing up the campus for Commencement weekend, getting everything ready for the new students who will arrive this fall. The Parent Programs office, too, is coming to the home stretch.
And we need help. From 632 of you to be exact.
Normally in the Daily Deac we don’t talk about fundraising, because there is so much more newsworthy things to tell you about each week. But one of the reasons Wake Forest is as special as it is – and can provide everything it provides to its students – is because there are a lot of people who believe in what we are doing here, and who support the University’s Parents’ Campaign of the Wake Forest Fund with gifts beyond tuition. Those Wake Forest Fund dollars get used in a lot of ways – to recruit (or keep!) the best faculty, to create innovative new programs and capitalize on opportunities that will benefit our students, to technology and library facilities and student aid….and so much more.
My office is responsible for the success of the Parents’ Campaign of the Wake Forest Fund. We have a participation goal of 3,100 Wake Forest families (current and past parents/families) that we are trying to reach. Right now we are at 2,468. Which means we need 632 more families to make a gift to the Parents’ Campaign of the Wake Forest Fund. And that’s where you come in. We need your help to get there.
So here is my plea to you today…
If you are a regular reader of the Daily Deac, I hope you’ll consider a gift, of any size.
If your student has grown and developed in positive ways while at Wake Forest, I hope you’ll consider a gift, of any size.
If you love the Quad and this beautiful campus, I hope you’ll consider a gift, of any size.
If you bleed Gold and Black, I hope you’ll consider a gift of any size.
[You get the idea.]
We do a lot of amazing things here, but we don’t do it alone. We do it with your support – and the support of alumni and friends too.
If you will help us by being one of the 632 families we need to reach our goal before June 30th, here’s how to do it:
Make a gift online at our secure online site. Be sure to check the box for Parents’ Campaign, and choose a designation within the Wake Forest Fund (most of our parents choose one of these: Wake Forest Fund, Wake Forest Fund for the College, Wake Forest Fund for the Library or Wake Forest Fund for the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy)
Mail a check (payable to Wake Forest University) to: P O Box 7227, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. You can specify the designation in the memo line (again, most of families choose between the Wake Forest Fund, Wake Forest Fund for the College, Wake Forest Fund for the Library or Wake Forest Fund for the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy)
We don’t need you to send a million dollars – a gift of any size from 632 Deac families will allow us to reach our goal. If all our regular Daily Deac readers made a gift, we’d get there!
Thank you for considering a gift – and for all you do for WFU. Go Deacs!