The idea of a planned gift immediately resonated with our family. It was as obvious as the beauty of the October Glory Red Maples on Hearn Plaza.
My husband and I are both graduates, and all four of our children followed. That obviously creates a strong connection.
We wanted to make a gift to Wake Forest because of our love for the school. All of us had wonderful experiences. We feel grateful for the education we received and for the University's unique nature. We remain engaged as supporters by attending and hosting any gathering we can.
Because our family's ties include multiple generations of alumni and a graduate degree, we are fortunate to enjoy a big-picture appreciation of Wake Forest. And that is another reason we were excited to make a planned gift.
This form of giving is broad, thoughtful, creative and entirely positive. It recognizes that Wake Forest is worth supporting today and in the future - even if that future brings changes we wouldn't have imagined while we were in school.
We hope that our commitment will inspire others as we were inspired by our time on campus and as parents. We know the University will continue to educate the whole person according to the principles of Pro Humanitate. We are also confident that it will educate alumni of our era about the simplicity and impact of planned giving.