So it’s a pretty big day here for us, our 52 hour campaign to help push us to the finale of our yearly fundraising.  We rely on alumni, parents, and friends to support WFU, and your gifts to the Parents’ Campaign of the Wake Forest Fund are so needed and appreciated.

twitter picIf you hadn’t seen the promos, we are in to Wake Forest Double Down/52 Hours of Giving – with the first 2,500 gifts of $52 or more getting this cool set of WFU playing cards, designed with fantastic WFU-inspired art.  You can make a gift securely online.  As of my writing this, there were 2,284 decks of cards left to be had.  This would be a great send-off to pack with your students as they go to school in August, perfect for those late night poker games in their residence hall.  Please consider making a gift.

In other news, campus construction is plowing along nicely.  The soccer stadium has been dug up, graded, and is full of a rocky bottom last time I saw it.  Kitchin Residence Hall continues to get its upgrade (and I am dying to see the new furniture and remodeled rooms!), the towers of the new gym addition continue to get bigger and more fleshed out every day, and the addition to Worrell Professional Center (which will ultimately house Health and Exercise Science, I believe) is beginning to take shape.

Starting next week, when local schools are out, we’ll begin to see the influx of summer campers.  They are elementary school aged all the way through high school.  Sporting camps and debate camps and cheerleading camps and so much more.  It will be nice to have more people back on campus.  It does feel really empty in the summer without your kids (but I must admit, parking is a breeze right now).

Thanks again for helping us on our #WFFdoubledown 52 hours campaign.  We need about 100 more parent donors and we’ll hit our donor goal!

— by Betsy Chapman

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