From Barry Faircloth

A Spring Tour of Wake Forest


I recently took a couple on a tour of the Reynolda Campus on a beautiful spring day. The campus was bustling with activity. I have stated many times that our campus is in the process of a magnificent transformation. There are so many new places to visit and things to see at Dear Old WakeRead more »

Time is Almost Up to Transform the Future of Wake Forest Athletics


It’s here! The March 31 deadline for the Sports Performance Center match is upon us and we need your help! This is a moment in the history of Wake Forest Athletics that will forever be remembered as a time when Wake Forest training facilities took a dramatic step towards Championship caliber. Through the Sports PerformanceRead more »

The Start of a New Era for Wake Forest Athletics


A thunderous ovation greeted Bob McCreary and Ben Sutton as they entered the football team meeting in Decker Auditorium on a cold and rainy January afternoon. This day was special for Wake Forest Athletics in that it signified the beginning of a new era — an era in which dated and ineffective facilities would noRead more »

Creating Life-Changing Relationships through Stewardship


The annual Deacon Club Stewardship Brunch is always a special event where we honor the generosity of our scholarship donors and celebrate the successes of our student-athletes. This year’s Stewardship Brunch was an especially exciting event as we were able to have Wake Forest football alum Ovie Mughelli return to campus as our special guestRead more »

2016 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Washington, D.C.


The ACC Tournament is the premier conference tournament for men’s basketball and this year the tournament will be returning to the nation’s capitol of Washington, D.C. The 20,000-seat Verizon Center, which previously hosted the 2005 tournament, will be home to the 2016 tournament. The fourteen-game tournament will open on Tuesday, March 8 with the finalsRead more »

Supporting the Sports Performance Center


We are at a defining moment in the history of Wake Forest Athletics. With three months left in the Sports Performance Center match, we are at 85 percent of our overall project goal of $58 million, having raised more than $49 million. These numbers are astounding and represent more than 1,000 gifts that range fromRead more »

New Year, New Facilities


As we wind down 2015 it is simply amazing to see the progress in our athletic facilities as an integral part of the Wake Will Campaign. The construction progress on campus is unprecedented and provides excitement for the facilities that will shape the future of Wake Forest Athletics. Wake Forest Baseball Project The latest projectRead more »

Stock Up and Get Ready to Roll


The dramatic football victory over Boston College was nothing short of amazing. The Wake Forest football team had pitched its first ACC shutout since the 30-0 victory over Florida State in 2006. In my mind, it was a victory worthy of rolling the Quad.  Upon arriving at the quad for the Brad Paisley concert that eveningRead more »

Recruit A Deac


Recruiting is essential to each one of our athletic programs. To compete for championships and truly Develop Champions, we must first recruit the highest caliber student-athletes, a cause our Deacon Club members support through their annual contributions. And just as we rely on new recruits to improve our athletic programs, the Deacon Club leans onRead more »

Why Do We Give More?


Why? I get asked that question a lot. Why should I donate to Wake Forest? Why should I give more? Why should I recruit my friends to the Deacon Club? To me, the answer to that question lies right outside my window. There I see BB&T Field, a place where Wake Forest’s student-athletes give itRead more »

The Day Wake Forest Facilities Changed Forever


The day Wake Forest facilities changed forever. It was February 4, 2015 and several key Wake Forest football supporters including Prentiss Baker, Alan Fox, Bob McCreary, Gaither Keener, Ben Sutton and Carl Tucker, among others, were gathered for a status update on the football program. Little did everyone know, this day in February would forever changeRead more »