From Barry Faircloth

Show your Demon Deacon Pride


As our new Director of Athletics John Currie has hit the ground running, he is delivering a clear message to our various constituents—wear black and gold, attend more games, and demand the ACC Network from your cable or satellite provider. The key takeaway of his message is resonating with our fans—be proud to be aRead more »

A Legacy to Remember


On Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 8:00 a.m., my wife, Beth, and daughters Spencer (age 7), Sophie (age 5) and Olivia (age 1) waited anxiously in the Pepsi Lot of the LJVM Coliseum. Spencer rested on my shoulders and Ron Wellman was standing in front of me as the countdown for the demolition of theRead more »

Chris Paul’s Impactful Summer in Winston-Salem


At some point during each summer, assuming he is not preparing for the Olympics or any other international competition, you can find Chris Paul back in his hometown of Winston-Salem. One would think that this time would be filled with plenty of rest and relaxation for an NBA superstar preparing for another grueling 82-game season,Read more »

Seeing Wake Forest Through the Eyes of a Parent


Wake Forest has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I have always found it to be an incredibly special place. As the son of a football coach, then as a student, alumnus and eventually a staff member, I have seen and experienced Wake Forest from many perspectives.Read more »

Continued Momentum Leads to Strong Results


As the Athletic Department continues to build upon its momentum, 2017-18 proved to be another record-breaking year in a variety of areas. Not only were new fundraising records achieved, but it was also an incredible year in regard to athletic success. Between winning our second straight football bowl game, cheering on the men’s tennis teamRead more »

Investing in Our Future


Nearly ten years ago, Don Flow (MBA ’83) first approached the Athletic Department with a big idea. He envisioned Winston-Salem as an epicenter for world-class tennis at both the collegiate and professional levels. At that point, the tennis teams were competing on campus at the Leighton Tennis Stadium, which only had five courts. It quicklyRead more »

Celebrating a Class of Champions


The month of May is always a bittersweet time. While there are currently many exciting things happening—from the Deacon Club’s first-ever Deacs Day of Giving to the continued progress on the construction of the Sutton Sports Performance Center and Shah Basketball Complex—May also marks the point that we have to say goodbye to a classRead more »

The Impact of Your Support: Today, Tomorrow and Forever


While we all know that Wake Forest is an incredibly unique and special place, it is always amazing to hear new stories about the various ways in which people are positively impacted by their experiences with the University and our athletic programs. Whether it’s an alumnus, a parent, a donor or a fan, it seemsRead more »

4.8 Million LEDs, One Big Transformation


The 2017-18 men’s and women’s basketball season has ushered in a dramatic change for our fans. This summer, the $4 million LED display transformation project was completed, featuring: an entirely new centerhung configuration with a 360 degree LED ring above the four main displays, 360 degree ribbon boards, LED scorer’s tables, vomitory LEDs, four cornerRead more »

The Power of Small Group Conversations


Over the past few years, small group events have become a growing trend within the Deacon Club and our membership population. Primarily member-hosted, we have seen events held in members’ homes, offices, country clubs and favorite restaurants, just to name a few. Proven to be multifaceted in the benefits they provide, it has been amazingRead more »

Tax Reform & Your Giving to the Deacon Club


As you may be aware, the recent passing of tax reform legislation will likely impact your charitable giving to the Deacon Club. Since these changes will not take effect until January 1, 2018, you may want to consider the following to obtain maximum benefits under current tax law: With new legislation changing tax rates and modifying the charitableRead more »

Celebrate the Deacs in the Postseason!


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 »