From Barry Faircloth

Celebrate the Deacs in the Postseason!

12/07/17

In 2010, the Wake Forest Athletic Department embarked on the most ambitious and successful fundraising campaign in its history. To date, the Wake Will campaign has generated more than $213 million in support of our student-athletes. Much of this impact can be seen firsthand on campus with the incredible facilities that have been completed orRead more »

Deacon Connectors: A New Initiative

11/17/17

For the past few weeks, our Deacon Club team has been reading “The Power of Who.” The central theme of this book is that, rather than searching far and wide for new contacts to help us succeed, we already know everyone we need to know to achieve our desired goals. This message alludes to theRead more »

Looking Ahead: Goals for the Remainder of the Wake Will Lead Campaign

10/11/17

In the blink of an eye, six years have passed and roughly $215 million has been raised for our deserving student-athletes since the start of the Wake Will campaign. Without the support of our loyal and passionate Deacon Club members, we would certainly not be where we are today, with 16 capital projects completed orRead more »

The Impact of Your Support

09/14/17

It’s hard to believe that the fall sports season is already upon us. Many of our teams have had an exciting start to the year—football is 2-0, volleyball won the Wake Forest Invitational and men’s soccer, women’s soccer and field hockey are nationally ranked. As I look at our recent successes, I can’t help butRead more »

A Graduation Reflection

06/20/17

In enjoying these warm summer days, it’s hard to believe that it’s already been over a month since Commencement 2017 occurred. Graduation is a thought-provoking time in many ways, not just for the students, but for myself and the staff, as well. While our graduating student-athletes reflect on their overall Wake Forest experiences and lookRead more »

Former Student-Athletes Pay It Forward

06/16/17

On April 27, the Deacon Club launched its first-ever Former Student-Athlete Giving Challenge. This initiative stemmed from the idea of wanting to further engage our student-athlete alumni, all while creating a fun competition for them, as well as the coaches, to partake in. Through this challenge, each sport was competing in three separate categories, eachRead more »

May 31 Is Not Only a Giving Deadline, but an Opportunity

05/22/17

As our spring sports approach post-season play and our personal calendars begin filling up with summer travel and vacation plans, May feels like a month when one chapter closes and another opens. From a college athletics standpoint, we start thinking about graduation and celebrating the student-athletes who have earned a degree and are leaving campusRead more »

Turning a Vision into Reality

05/04/17

April 20 marked the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Sutton Sports Performance Center and Shah Basketball Complex. These facilities comprise the final phases of the Sports Performance Complex, which consists of McCreary Field House, Doc Martin Practice Fields, Shah Basketball Complex and Sutton Sports Performance Center, with a total project cost of $70 million. The nightRead more »

The Key to Our Success

04/03/17

As you have hopefully seen by now, the Deacon Club has reached a momentous milestone in raising over $200 million since July 2010. When I think about how we have achieved this level of success, one of the first things that comes to mind is the support of our volunteers. From serving on our boardsRead more »

Your Support Helps Us Win

03/08/17

As I write this newsletter, I am in New York for the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Demon Deacons entered the tournament with expectations to clinch an NCAA Tournament berth. With the win over Boston College yesterday, our fans are giddy with excitement to watch our Deacons play against Virginia Tech tonight. As of now,Read more »

Where Will Wake Forest Athletics Take You?

02/13/17

As the Deacon Club aims to realize our vision of Developing Champions, we help provide operating support to our programs in addition to the many resources necessary for our student-athletes to succeed, which includes state-of-the-art facilities for both practice and competition. With that said, we also strive to create the ability for donors and fansRead more »