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A message from Provost Kersh: Wake United campaign ends Oct. 31

This message was emailed to faculty and staff on Oct. 26 on behalf of Provost Rogan Kersh and the 2021 Wake United Campaign Cabinet.

Greetings Wake Forest colleagues!

A big bouquet of appreciation, as we cautiously celebrate passing this fall semester’s two-thirds mark–with just two active Covid cases on campus. A real testament to your attentive engagement with our students and one another, always mindful of our collective health. And speaking of appreciation, I’m grateful in this season of thanksgiving for the work the United Way of Forsyth County does locally.

Both through their support for dozens of local social-service organizations, and in their direct-services partnership with lower-income neighborhoods through their nationally recognized “Place Matters” program, United Way remains a vital source of enhancing our community bonds across Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

For those of you who may be new to Wake Forest, we’re traditionally a strong source of support for United Way’s essential activities, and I encourage those of you so inclined to join me and many other Wake Foresters in providing much-needed resources by contributing to the 2021 Wake United campaign. Sincere thanks, and here’s to our continued collective health as we steam towards term’s end.

Rogan Kersh

This is the final week of our 2021 Wake United Campaign so take a few minutes to make your pledge today!

The 2021 Wake United Campaign Cabinet thanks the campus community for their support this year.

Brad Shugoll, Wake United Campaign Chair
Ashley Wechter, Wake United Campaign Co-Chair
Mary Pugel, Office of the President Emeritus
John Shenette, Vice President, Facilities and Campus Services
Denise Griggs, Assistant to the Dean of the College
Leigh Stanfield, Executive Director for Global Engagement & Administration
Kathleen O’Rourke, Recruiter, Recruitment & Strategic Communications
John Turner, Director of Development, University of Advancement
Véronique McNelly, Professor of the Practice, French Studies

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Together We Live United

This message was emailed to faculty and staff on Oct. 20 on behalf of the 2021 Wake United Campaign Cabinet. Read more

Add your contribution to our Wake United Campaign!

This message is shared on behalf of the 2021 Wake United Campaign Cabinet. 

Dear Wake Forest Colleagues,

Our 2021 Wake United campaign is underway. Thank you to those who have already made a contribution this year! To date, we have raised over $70,000. Your donation supports our local United Way in working to create a stable, educated, healthy, and economically mobile Forsyth County.

It will take all of us to reach our goal of $270,000 by the end of this month. Our campaign only runs through October 31, so please don’t wait to respond. No matter how large or small, each contribution matters in furthering our collective effort.

Giving is easy:  Read more

2021 Wake United Way Campaign kicks off today

This message is shared on behalf of the 2021 Wake United Campaign Cabinet. This year’s Wake United Campaign launches on Sept. 28 and runs through Oct. 31.

Dear Wake Forest Colleagues,

As we have collectively faced the challenges of the last year and a half, our committee is encouraged by the enduring spirit of Pro Humanitate. Through acts of service, advocacy and philanthropy, we have seen our community respond intentionally and generously to the current moment.

Notably, our Wake Forest community raised over $268,000 during the 2020-2021 annual United Way of Forsyth County (UWFC) campaign. Because of your support, UWFC was able to serve over 140,000 people right here in our community. Read more

SAC updates: January 2021

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The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) shared news about upcoming Wake Forest University events and workshops for faculty and staff, including:

  • The 2020 WakeUnited Campaign
  • D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering, Affirming Communities) Allies workshops, offered by the LGBTQ+ Center
  • R.I.D.E. (Realizing Inclusion, Equity and Diversity) workshops, presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Wellness and movement programs, offered by the Office of Wellbeing
  • The WFU Healthy Weight for You program, offered by HELPS

View highlights below, and visit the SAC website to read the full newsletter.

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