Spring 2017 Events
What is the Alumni Council?
The Wake Forest Alumni Council acts as a link between the University administration and the alumni body of over 60,000. Council members work with the University to support alumni engagement, program development, annual giving campaigns, and student recruitment. The Council is closely aligned with WAKECommunities to engage and reach as many alumni locally as possible. The Council meets twice each year to receive updates on University initiatives and provide feedback from the alumni point-of-view.
Who is on the Alumni Council?
Currently there are 60 members from 17 states, representing cities such as Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Raleigh, Austin, West Hollywood, and New York. There’s a broad range of class years represented – from the 1950s up to the last ten years. Each member serves a four year term.
In addition, there are four committees that work throughout the year on a given area of responsibility:
The Pro Humanitate Committee provides support and advice to the University about ways to advance and recognize Pro Humanitate efforts of Wake Forest alumni across the world.
The Annual Fund Committee assists the Wake Forest Fund’s efforts to expand the number of alumni donors to this fund as well as serve as ambassadors for Capital Campaign efforts.
The Communities Committee supports the local WAKECommunities organizations by serving as a voice for their concerns and issues and promote events, initiatives and communication strategies.
The Executive Committee is responsible for leadership development and nominations, selection of Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and other administrative activities.
Know of someone who you think would make a great Alumni Council member? Nominate them here.
The Office of Alumni Engagement’s mission is to find exciting new ways to connect Wake Forest alumni, friends and family. Once a Deac, always a Deac – and we’re here for you. Each day we leap out of bed humming the fight song, ready to create the moments that keep the spirit of Wake Forest present in your world.