From Barry Faircloth

Investing in Our Future

06/18/18

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

05/24/18

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

03/26/18

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

02/06/18

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

01/02/18

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

12/18/17

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!

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 »