A message from Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch about the United Way:
Julie and I are strong advocates of the United Way because we believe it is a wonderful way for the community to take care of those that are less fortunate. The Roman poet Terence said, “I am human therefore nothing human is alien from me.” Particularly at a place like Wake Forest where we believe in Pro Humanitate I think we do have a deep responsibility to our community. Our local United Way is well organized and supports 32 agencies. It is financially solid. It has tremendous oversight. One thing that’s terrific is that there are certain breakthrough initiatives. Working in the community to try to raise the high school graduation rate; they have been very successful at that. They are trying to help families who are financially on the margins, particularly those who may lose their homes. And they are trying to assist families who don’t have medical insurance – with medical care. And so we are big supporters of the United Way and we encourage others to look at this opportunity to strengthen our community in this way.