March 30, 2015

Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest” is the largest fundraising effort in Wake Forest University’s history.  The campaign matches the resolve, fellowship and promise of its student body and alumni and continues the tradition of creating, educating and inspiring.

Through the campaign, Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center promised to invest $1 billion to strengthen its current missions: $600 million to support University students, faculty and enhancements to campus life; and $400 million to enhance Wake Forest Baptist’s patient care, research and education. The campaign will allow Wake Forest University to commit to an unprecedented amount of financial aid, cultural exploration, philanthropy and more to help all students reach their full potential.

JHE was enlisted to execute five gala events that would help the university to meet its fundraising goals. The program kicked off at Founder’s Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 5. Other events will take place April 1 at Newseum in Washington, D.C.; April 8 at the Buckhead Theater in Atlanta, Georgia; April 22 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City; and May 19 at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

The JHE special events team had two months to execute the vision which included stage design and construction; audio, visual and lighting support; event layout design; décor selection; graphic design; and overall event management.

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