From Mike Piscetelli: A Reflection on the 2017 Belk Bowl


Although we are now well into the New Year, there is certainly a lot to be proud of when looking back at the fall, especially the final days of 2017 with the Deacs’ appearance in the Belk Bowl. It’s been a little-known fact that Wake Forest fans fully support their football team when it comesRead more »

Deacon Connectors: A New Initiative


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 »

Inside the Boardroom 2017: Earl Beasley (’73, P ’07)


Over the course of the next several months, members of the Board of Directors’ (BOD) Communications Committee will be participating in a Q&A, where they share updates on various Board of Directors and Deacon Club happenings. Be sure to read this special section each month to stay in the know with all the latest news.Read more »

Making a Difference in Our Community


This year the Athletic Department—through a collaborative effort between the Ticket Office, Sales Team, Deacon Club and Community Outreach group—has made strides toward providing our local community with the opportunity to attend home football and men’s basketball games via two special programs made possible by the generous support of donors and fans. Coaches’ Kids, whichRead more »

Let’s Take it to the Next Level


Five weeks into the athletic season, I cannot remember being more excited about the direction of our programs. Coming off last year, that’s saying a lot. In many ways, last year marked a new level of success for Wake Forest Athletics and the Deacon Club. Three programs finished in the top 10 in their respectiveRead more »

Dr. Wiley Doby Named 2017 Pete Moffitt Courage Award Recipient


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – On Saturday, September 16, Dr. Wiley Doby (’70, PHD ’84, P ’02) was recognized as the 2017 recipient of the Pete Moffitt Courage Award. Established in 2012, the Pete Moffitt Courage Award is given in recognition of Wake Forest alumnus, Pete Moffitt (’84, P ’19), and the tremendous courage he displayed whileRead more »

The Impact of Your Support


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 »

Performance Nutrition Becomes New Priority


The link between healthy eating and performance is no secret. Proper nutrition is critical, not only for optimal athletic performance in competition, but also for enhancing recovery efforts.  Since 2014 when the NCAA lifted restrictions on how much and how often Division I schools can feed student-athletes, collegiate athletic programs across the country have begunRead more »

Thank You from the Class of 2017


A special message from Luisa Fernandez on behalf of student-athletes of the Class of 2017… Over the course of my four years at Wake Forest, it seems as though each year has been more special than the last. As I reflect on my time here, I truly could not be more grateful for the amazingRead more »

740 Thank You Cards, One Epic Competition


With March Madness taking place and spring sports in full swing, this time of year provides plenty of exciting competition. With that said, we’ve had quite the competition of our own taking place here at the Deacon Club between a couple of our volunteers. Todd Lynch (’98) and Anthony Tang (’11), members of our AthleticRead more »

Wake Forest Athletics Breaks Ground on Renovations to Soccer Practice Complex


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest Athletics began work this month on renovations to the Soccer Practice Complex. Renovations include two new natural grass fields with upgraded drainage and irrigation systems; upgraded practice field lighting and sound system; new practice field poles and netting; a new brick and ornamental fence wall along Polo Road, including four newRead more »

The Key to Our Success


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 »