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Where Will Wake Forest Athletics Take You?

02/13/17

As the Deacon Club aims to realize our vision of Developing Champions, we help provide operating support to our programs in addition to the many resources necessary for our student-athletes to succeed, which includes state-of-the-art facilities for both practice and competition. With that said, we also strive to create the ability for donors and fansRead more »

Deacon Club Says Thanks with Signature Events

02/10/17

Over the past two weekends, the Deacon Club has hosted a couple of very special events. Our fifth annual Stewardship Brunch was held on January 28, while we celebrated Deacon Club Appreciation Day on February 4, leading us perfectly into the start of Stewardship Month, which we celebrate throughout the entirety of February. As IRead more »

Deacon Club Membership Renewal Deadline Moving to May 31

12/29/16

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—The Deacon Club has announced that its annual membership renewal deadline will be moved from June 30 to May 31—beginning with May 31, 2017. Since the launch of the Wake Will Campaign in 2013, Deacon Club donors have made a commitment to invest in Wake Forest Athletics at a level never before seen. TheRead more »

Everything You Need to Know About the Military Bowl

12/09/16

The Military Bowl is an early Christmas present for Wake Forest fans. I firmly believe in the statement that “any bowl is a good bowl”, but we truly couldn’t be happier about landing the Military Bowl and having the great opportunity to take on a ranked opponent on December 27 in Annapolis. As told byRead more »

Student-Athletes Express Gratitude to Donors at Annual Thank-A-Thon

12/08/16

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Deacon Club hosted its annual Thank-A-Thon this November, where student-athletes had the opportunity to show their appreciation to more than 4,500 donors. The Thank-A-Thon took place on three separate nights throughout the month. During this time, over 130 student-athletes from 14 different teams gathered to thank Deacon Club supporters for allRead more »

It is Now Time to ROLL!

11/21/16

In December 2013, Wake Forest Athletics embarked on the most ambitious fundraising initiative in our history. The project was the game-changing Sports Performance Complex and the fundraising goal was a jaw-dropping $68 million. The complex included the $21 million McCreary Field House, $34 million Sutton Sports Performance Center, which also included the renovated Doc MartinRead more »

Allan Head (’66, JD ’69) Receives 2016 Pete Moffitt Courage Award

11/02/16

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Allan Head, former Wake Forest hurdler, was honored on Saturday with the Pete Moffitt Courage Award. Established in 2012, the Pete Moffitt Courage Award is given in recognition of Wake Forest alumnus Pete Moffitt, and the tremendous courage he displayed while battling ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The award is given annuallyRead more »

Football Wins Lift All Spirits

10/14/16

I write this article after returning home from Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday, September 10. Wake Forest football beat Duke 24-14 which represented a major step on the ladder to return Wake Forest football to championship form. The progress of the football program was very evident by the performance of our team on the fieldRead more »

Sports Performance Center Match Nears Finish Line

10/05/16

Since the 2015 football signing day, we have been working on a match campaign generously put forth by Ben Sutton and Bob McCreary in order to fund the Sports Performance Center (SPC). Bob and Ben contributed $5 million each and will match up to $10 million if Wake Forest can raise $20 million. We quicklyRead more »

Deacon Club Set to Launch New “Develop a Champion” Campaign

08/24/16

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Deacon Club is calling on all friends and fans of Wake Forest to help spread the word about “Develop a Champion”, the new Deacon Club Annual Fund campaign launching on August 29. The campaign, which will include a video, website, emails and social media, will provide a unique and interactive lookRead more »

Cook Griffin (’65) to Receive Gene Hooks Achievement Award

07/19/16

Winston-Salem, N.C. – Cook Griffin (’65), former Executive Director of the Deacon Club, will be honored with the Gene Hooks Achievement Award during the Hall of Fame Dinner on September 16. The award recognizes a former Wake Forest coach, staff member, student-athlete, trainer or manager who has exhibited traits of integrity, charity and leadership andRead more »

End of the 2016 Giving Year is Fast Approaching

06/21/16

It is with great pride and gratitude that I report that we are having another record-breaking fundraising year for our athletic programs. It is because of the continued generosity of our donors that we have been able to achieve these impressive results for the last two years. When comparing our fundraising results to our fellowRead more »