There are many ways to support Wake Forest Baptist's patient care. Gifts of all sizes allow us to investigate and pursue exciting medical partnerships, recruit the best and brightest clinicians and scientists, conduct groundbreaking research projects, educate the next generation of health care professionals to the highest standards in medicine, and provide exceptional care to our patients.
Generosity comes in many forms, and however you choose to give makes a difference in the lives of others. We are deeply grateful to you.
Alumni of Wake Forest School of Medicine can show their support by becoming active members in the Medical Alumni Association (MAA).
Sustained by gifts from MD alumni, parents, house staff alumni, friends, organizations, corporations and foundations, the MAA Annual Fund meets the school's priority needs as determined by the dean and administrators.
Wake Forest’s School of Medicine admits students without regard to their financial circumstances. By doing so, we can enroll the most talented people from all walks of life, creating a diverse community that mirrors the world around us.
Once admitted, the School works with students and their families to find a financial aid package that could include scholarship grants, work-study opportunities, loans, and student and family contributions.
Scholarship endowment is another critical way to keep higher education and the health care field open to deserving students. Through an endowed scholarship, donors can:
- Permanently honor the person whose name it bears
- Influence the quality of and accessibility to medical care for this and future generations
- Inspire philanthropy in others
Learn how to establish an endowed scholarship.
Every gift to Wake Forest Baptist Health is important, no matter how large or small. Each year, we receive gifts from our community members, patients and alumni in support of Wake Forest Baptist’s mission – to improve health.
As a nonprofit academic medical center, Wake Forest Baptist uses charitable gifts to further our efforts to offer compassionate patient care, innovative research and exceptional medical education. Gifts may be directed to a specific area of interest within the medical center or unrestricted, meaning they support the areas of greatest need.
Your contribution is more than charitable giving – it is a meaningful investment in the life-saving care, research and education that our patients and community need now and in the years ahead.
Planned giving helps you achieve your goal of making a difference in the manner that is most beneficial to you. Some planned gifts provide lifelong income to the donor; others use estate- and tax planning to maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate. Popular ways to give include:
- Provision for Wake Forest Baptist in a will or living trust
- Designating Wake Forest Baptist Health or Wake Forest School of Medicine as the beneficiary of an insurance policy
- Charitable gift annuities
- Charitable remainder trusts
- Real estate
- Endowed gifts
Learn more about the different gift options available to you. We will work with you to find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support Wake Forest Baptist.
Each year, individuals, organizations, companies, schools and passionate community members raise money by holding fundraising events to benefit Wake Forest Baptist. Learn more about how you can get involved.
Our corporate partners are crucial to our mission of providing exemplary care for our patients, training the next generation of health care providers, and conducting groundbreaking research to develop new cures.
If your company is seeking to invest in a charitable cause with a wide reach, lasting impact and high visibility, Wake Forest Baptist Health is an ideal partner. Philanthropic support of our mission can be extended in a number of areas, including:
- Unrestricted support for the most pressing needs in patient care
- Clinical or research program development
- Capital needs, including physical spaces and equipment
- Endowments for our academic faculty
- Scholarships for our medical students
- Fellowships and other training opportunities for medical team
- Cause marketing partnerships
- Sponsorships of highly visible special events
We will work with you to identify ways your company can best leverage its charitable giving resources through a relationship with Wake Forest Baptist.
The dedicated team at Wake Forest Baptist Health prides itself in bringing compassion to every health care experience. One of the most meaningful ways our patients and their loved ones express their gratitude is by honoring caregivers who provide truly compassionate care – care that is supportive, respectful and kind.
If you have a caregiver who smiles, listens and knows you – as a person, not an illness – honor them today with a gift to the area your choice at Wake Forest Baptist. By donating to Wake Forest Baptist, grateful patients express their appreciation while offering more individuals the opportunity to experience compassionate care.
You can honor the memory of a loved one by giving the gift of hope and love with a contribution to Wake Forest Baptist Health. You may designate your gift to support a specific program or the area of greatest need.
If you would like to add memorial gift information to an obituary notice, following are two examples:
“In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Wake Forest Baptist Health. Memorial gifts may be mailed to Wake Forest Baptist Health, Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, PO Box 571021, Winston-Salem, NC 27157.”
“Memorial gifts may be mailed to Wake Forest Baptist Health, Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, PO Box 571021, Winston-Salem, NC 27157.”
A tribute gift is a meaningful way to express thanks or to celebrate a special person or occasion in your life, such as:
- The birth of a child
- Recent hospital stay or get well soon message
- Special life event
If you would like additional information or have questions, please contact our office at 336-716-4589.
Whether it’s a memorial or a tribute, we will acknowledge your gift by sending an appropriate note to the family of or the person in whose name the gift was made. The amount of your gift will not be mentioned, and a separate receipt will be sent to you.
Giving at Higher Levels
The Office of Philanthropy often works with individuals who want to make a significant investment to benefit research, education and patient care initiatives which advance the strategic vision and core mission of Wake Forest Baptist.
One way is by establishing an endowment, which provides a perpetual source of income for programs at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
If you would like to discuss establishing an endowment or other unique opportunities to create a lasting impact, please contact the Office of Philanthropy at 336-716-4589.