Your Support Matters

Our 2021 Wake United Campaign aims to live out our Wake Forest spirit of pro humanitate, by uniting our global campus community in a collective fundraising effort. We are partnered with the United Way to identify and address the most significant needs among those most at risk here in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area.

“As members of the Winston-Salem community and surrounding region, we have an opportunity to support our neighbors and live our calling of Pro Humanitate. I invite all Wake Foresters to consider partnering with the United Way to help those around us who need it most. ”

Wake Forest President Susan R. Wente
Photo of Dr. Suan R. Wente

United Way

How to Make a Pledge

If you’d like to make a pledge, click the button below to be taken to Wake Forest University’s United Way ePledge campaign site.

Additional Information

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Campus Profiles

Rogan Kersh
Rogan Kersh

Provost, Wake Forest University

One of the reasons I love United Way is because they get real results. Another is because they knit this community together in such a powerful way.

Erica Still
Erica Still

Associate Dean and Professor of English 

While we are a nation of privilege, not all of our communities experience that wealth of resources equally. Given these social, systemic inequities, I believe, we have an obligation to stand with our most vulnerable neighbors. And we must do so as collaborators, not “saviors”–we must value and honor communities’ agency and knowledge and join with them as they pursue economic, healthcare, housing, and educational stability.

Leigh Stanfield
Leigh Stanfield

Executive Director of Global Engagement & Administration

I pledge because the United Way amplifies the impact of funding and provides essential needs directly to neighbors in our community.

Campaign Cabinet

  • Brad Shugoll, Wake United Campaign Co-Chair, Associate Director of Service & Leadership, Office of Civic and Community Engagement
  • Ashley Wechter, Wake United Campaign Co-Chair, Assistant Athletic Director, Student Athlete Development
  • 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
  • Véronique McNelly, Professor of the Practice, French Studies