Is there a knock-your-socks off event you’ve been wanting to host for your Wake Forest Alumni Club? But you just didn’t quite know how to pay for it? Well, look no further – apply for the Innovation Fund! This fund can provide your WF Club with some extra cash to hold an original event in your area.

The funding is awarded based on Wake Forest’s fiscal year. Most recently, a total of $3,000 was awarded to three clubs to hold programming within the July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 timeframe. The winners were the Atlanta Club with the Wake Forest Family Picnic, the Tokyo Club with a Welcome Reception, and the Palm Beach/South Florida Clubs with An Evening of Florida & National Politics.

Sound exciting? Of course it does. So put on your thinking caps because we are now accepting proposals for the 2013-2014 fiscal year! Proposals are due March 14, 2013. To apply, download and complete both the Innovation Fund application and the Measurable Outcomes for your program. Then, send these completed forms by email to Patricia Boone. Review the official proposal guidelines here.

Please note that each individual club request for funding cannot exceed $1,000. The National Program Development Committee will meet in April 2013 to determine this year’s recipient(s). Winner(s) will be announced in May 2013. The club must complete the program within the July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 timeframe.

Keep the purpose of the Innovation Fund in mind when applying. The Innovation Fund is designed to foster innovative club programming for the purpose of establishing an enriching and sustainable connection between Wake Forest University and her constituents. Clubs receive funding for their creative event ideas with the goal of increasing alumni participation.

For assistance with proposal development or more information, contact Patricia Boone by email or by phone at 336.758.4278.

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