Ann Gibbs, associate dean in the School of Law, served as the School of Law liaison for the WakeUnited Campaign last year. Gibbs has been involved with United Way for a number of years as part of the Leadership Circle and the Women’s Leadership Council. She decided to get involved with United Way initially because of her passion for strengthening public education.
“I have volunteered in our local public schools for years, and strongly believe in the United Way’s mission to increase our public high school graduation rates. With the support of United Way, we have seen remarkably positive results in this area,” says Gibbs. “In addition to strengthening our community’s educational mission, I also like the United Way’s focus on financial stability and health. With this three-pronged focus on education, financial stability, and health, the United Way continues to assist in making our community more vibrant and healthy for everyone.”
Her enthusiasm for the WakeUnited campaign is contagious. “We are privileged to work on a beautiful campus with the many benefits associated with interacting with fascinating and energetic students, faculty and staff,” says Gibbs. “As part of the Wake Forest family, I consider it my duty to contribute to WakeUnited in order to have an impact on the larger community beyond the Wake Forest gates.”