From Barry Faircloth

A Remarkable Year of Support


It is with tremendous pride that I write the final communication of the 2013-14 giving year. My pride stems from several goals that were achieved this year, which could not have been possible without your generous support. Most notably, we will be breaking ground in August on the McCreary Indoor Center. This $21 million projectRead more »

Excitement and Anticipation


As the search for our new basketball coach progresses we all await with anticipation this new chapter in Wake Forest Basketball. A new coach provides excitement, energy and hope for the future.   This has certainly been the case with Coach Clawson. He has ignited our donor base, bringing unprecedented levels of support to theRead more »

A Commitment to Community


On March 2, 2013 Wake Forest will retire the #3 jersey of Chris Paul.  It will be a celebration for Chris, the Paul Family, West Forsyth High School, Wake Forest University and the Triad Community.  Chris’s efforts to attend the ceremony and willingness to commit time to events surrounding the ceremony speak volumes to theRead more »

Saving Lives through Stewardship


The 2013 Deacon Club stewardship brunch was an event that put many things in perspective for me. We were treated with testimonials that illustrated how scholarships provided to deserving student-athletes are not only serving to educate young minds, develop leaders of tomorrow, train world-class athletes and win championships, but most importantly, save lives. “Wake ForestRead more »

Today, Tomorrow and Forever


“How can I help?” is a simple yet meaningful question.   It represents a desire to participate in the mission of the Deacon Club, ensuring the success of our student-athletes both on and off the field.   Recently, Tom Suddes, founder of For Impact and father of Meghan Suddes Cox (’99), posed this question toRead more »

A Reflection on our Mission


Graduation day always stirs up fond memories of the past four years for me, as I watch our student-athletes go through Commencement and walk across the stage on Hearn Plaza to receive their diplomas.  It also serves as a poignant reminder of our primary mission here in the Deacon Club – providing scholarship funds forRead more »

A Weekend of Football Fellowship


On the afternoon of April 20th, spirited fans and alumni watched eagerly as the Wake Forest football team capped off its spring practice with the annual Spring Football Game at BB&T Field.  This year, the spring game was held in conjunction with the football alumni reunion which allowed Deacons of the past and present toRead more »

Honoring Coach Jim Leighton


Spring is in the air and it’s a time of renewal and rejuvenation.  This April marks a special occasion at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex as we prepare to name the college courts after Wake Forest Tennis legend Coach Jim Leighton.  Coach Leighton was the namesake of the on campus tennis stadium, originally dedicated inRead more »

Reflections on the trip to Monroe, LA


Dear Deacon Club members, Traveling with our various Wake Forest teams is always memorable. The experiences are often one of a kind, and sometimes it is the trips to more unique locations that create the fondest memories. Certainly, we would have loved to come away with a victory at Louisiana Monroe last week, but IRead more »