Welcome to Wake Forest University’s Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR). CFR promotes mutually beneficial relationships between the university and corporations and foundations, focusing on philanthropy and partnership-building.

Wake Forest University’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations identifies, cultivates, manages, solicits, and stewards relationships with corporations and foundations that support the institution’s highest priorities. CFR manages corporate and foundation activity across the Reynolda Campus and consults with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center on prospects and projects of mutual interest.

CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION NEWS: GIFTS AND GRANTS

$5 million grant brings Gilead COMPASS Faith Coordinating Center to WFU School of Divinity to combat HIV/AIDS in the South

February 16, 2021

With a $5 million grant from Gilead Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Divinity will establish a new center to fight HIV/AIDS... Read More »


$1 Million Lilly Endowment Inc grant supports Wake Forest University School of Divinity to help congregations become agents of justice

November 5, 2020

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Wake Forest University a $1 million grant through the Endowment’s Thriving Congregations...
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$4 million grant funds project seeking truth about honesty

August 19, 2020

To search for the truth about honesty, Wake Forest University philosophy professor Christian B. Miller and a team of...
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$3.4 M Lilly Endowment Inc. grant supports leadership and character

December 17, 2019

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Wake Forest University a $3.4 million grant to develop and expand its Program for Leadership...
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Wake Downtown grant will take STEM lessons into K-12 classrooms

June 7, 2019

With a grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Wake Forest University will start a program this fall to provide free STEM...
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Mellon Foundation awards $850,000 grant to WFU for humanities

August 2, 2018

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Wake Forest University an $850,000 grant to expand its community-based...
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Wake Forest Establishes David C. Darnell Presidential Chair in Principled Leadership

March 17, 2016

Wake Forest, with a $1 million commitment from Bank of America, is establishing the David C. Darnell Presidential Chair in Principled... Read More »