Football Wins Lift All Spirits


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


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


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


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


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 »

June 30 Deadline Approaches


Deadlines. We hear about deadlines constantly. Whether they are at work, with our kids, or simply paying our bills, it seems we always have another deadline placed in front of us. This time, our deadline is the Deacon Club’s June 30 giving deadline. This one is different, in my mind. It’s one of the fewRead more »

Affinity Fundraising’s Significant Impact on Wake Forest Athletics


The word affinity is used to describe a feeling of closeness or understanding that someone has for another person or group because of their similar qualities, ideas or interests. Affinity has played a big role in the recent success that several Wake Forest groups are having in raising significant funds for Wake Forest Athletics. AsRead more »

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 »

Wake Forest Tennis Breaks Ground on Southern Family Court Seating


Winston-Salem, N.C.—Wake Forest Athletics began work this month on phase two of the expansive Wake Forest Tennis Complex initiative. Phase two, the Southern Family Court Seating at the Leighton Team Courts, involves the construction of 718 permanent, chair-back seats around all six collegiate courts/Winston-Salem Open practice courts. An impressive $1.75 million was raised including aRead more »

John Gerring Says It’s “Simple Enough”


By John Lambert John Gerring was sixteen years old when his dad got a phone call from Jim Weaver, the golf coach and Athletic Director at Wake Forest. His dad, the golf pro at the Blair Park Club in High Point, told his son that Wake Forest was interested in his attending the college onRead more »

Deacons Celebrate Dedication of McCreary Field House


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest University on Wednesday formally cut the ribbon on McCreary Field House, the new indoor practice facility for Demon Deacon athletics. The 80,000-square foot structure features a 120-yard football field and weightlifting facilities for the Deacon football team. McCreary Field House is the first phase of a planned $58 million projectRead more »