"United Way" Archive

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

A message of thanks from the United Way Campaign

Sent on behalf of President Hatch and Brad Shugoll (Campaign Chair)

Today, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our campus community. Collectively through your efforts, we raised $256,334 for our 2020 United Way campaign. This total speaks to your generosity even amidst hardship. Thank you for rising to this moment and answering the call. We know that these donations are just a part of what you have contributed to our community over the past several months. Thank you for all you have done as volunteers, donors and civic leaders. 

We know that you will continue to support our community in myriad ways, both personally and professionally. We hope you will consider staying connected with the United Way year-round. If you, your team or your department are interested in being more involved by volunteering or better understanding the impact of your donations, don’t hesitate to reach out to Leigh Schumacher (leigh.schumacher@nulluwforsyth.org), director of donor relations for United Way of Forsyth County. 

With gratitude, 

Nathan O. Hatch

Brad Shugoll
Wake United Campaign Chair 

2020 Wake United Campaign Cabinet

Erica Still, Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion, & Associate Professor of English
Mary Pugel, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, President’s Office Liaison
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
Richella Allen, Service Desk Specialist, School of Business
Ashley Wechter, Assistant Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Development
Dexter Sharp, Associate Director, Leadership Initiatives, Office of Student Engagement

Wake Forest receives Outstanding Corporate Member Award from United Way

The United Way of Forsyth County’s Women’s Leadership Council recognized Wake Forest University, recently, with the Outstanding Corporate Member Award.

Wake Forest received the award at the Women’s Leadership Council’s annual celebration at the Millennium Center, held Nov. 1. The council celebrated its tenth year in existence, as part of its annual meeting.

The council also recognized outstanding volunteer and youth recipients.

The University’s WakeUnited Campaign is underway now, in coordination with the United Way.  The campaign has regularly sent emails to faculty and staff with information on how to participate in the campaign.  The WakeUnited website provides information on how to give.