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.

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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 »

Wake Forest receives $650,000 Mellon Foundation grant

February 3, 2016

A $650,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been awarded to Wake Forest in support of “engaged humanities” –... Read More »

Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Funds Leadership Scholars at WFU

December 4, 2015

The Stamps Leadership Scholar Award is awarded to approximately five entering first-year students who demonstrate outstanding academic... Read More »

Carpenter Divinity Grant to fund five full-tuition scholarships

November 2, 2015

Wake Forest University School of Divinity has received a $300,000 grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation that will... Read More »

Jessie Ball duPont Fund grant allows Child Advocacy Clinic to expand custody guardianship for domestic violence victims

August 6, 2015

A new grant will allow Wake Forest Law’s Child Advocacy Clinic and the Children’s Law Center of North Carolina to partner to hire a... Read More »

The Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, The Thomas W. Smith Foundation, & Inmar, Inc. Presidential Chairs

April 8, 2015

Wake Forest University has announced five new endowed Presidential Chairs to recruit, retain and reward outstanding faculty who embody... Read More »

BCBSNC $3 million gift promotes well-being

April 10, 2014

A $3 million gift from BCBSNC will help Wake Forest create a campus community dedicated to well-being and support initiatives across... Read More »