Methods of Giving

Outright Gifts

Contributions can be made annually or periodically with cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) by calling, mailing in a donation, or giving online. Donations can be made online by clicking here, or call us at (336) 758-5626. If you prefer to send a check, please mail to The Deacon Club, 499 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Checks are made payable to Wake Forest University.

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Bank Draft

Bank drafts are available for all Deacon Club members. To request a bank draft form, please call (336) 758-4182.

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Gifts of Stocks and Securities

Wake Forest Athletics welcomes gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Information about giving stocks or real property is available here.

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Matching Gifts

Due to new IRS regulations, many companies that previously matched Deacon Club donations no longer match athletics. The donor must consult the benefits office at his/her place of employment to see about matching gift eligibility. If eligible, the donor must fill out a matching gift form from his/her employer and submit it with the donation. The donor is responsible for ensuring that all matching gift funds arrive in a timely manner. Any matching gifts received from corporations that do not match athletics will be applied to Wake Forest University’s general fund. The Deacon Club will notify donors regarding the status of their corporate matches.

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Memorial Gifts

Members may make gifts to the Deacon Club in memory of loved ones or friends.

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Gifts-In-Kind

Gifts of goods or services can be of great financial assistance to Wake Forest Athletics while offering the donor a tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift. Members may donate products or services that help reduce the Athletic Department’s operating budget or contribute to construction-related capital initiatives. All Gift-in-Kind must be submitted in writing and pre-approved by the Athletic Department Associate AD, External Operations. For more information, please email deacclub@wfu.edu.

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Bequests (Planned Gifts)

Donors may bequest endowments in their wills. Furthermore, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Pooled Income Funds and Charitable Gift Annuities allow donors to make major gifts to Wake Forest Athletics and retain income for a fixed period of time. Please contact Chip Patterson at (336) 758-5288 or patterah@wfu.edu for assistance.

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Real Estate

Gifts of real estate may also be of value for Wake Forest Athletics. In addition, real estate donations may also provide substantial tax benefits for donors. For more information, please call the Deacon Club at (336) 758-5626 or email deacclub@wfu.edu.

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Life Income Gifts

Charitable gift annuities or charitable trusts can offer an opportunity to make a substantial gift to Wake Forest Athletics without forfeiting the annual income produced by these assets. You retain income for your life and the life of your spouse. This gift can also be structured to create a substantial tax break over a period of years. For more information, please call the Deacon Club at (336) 758-5626 or email deacclub@wfu.edu.

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