It envisioned twenty million for the undergraduate school, twenty-
six million for the graduate program, and twenty-three million for the
schools of law, business administration, and medicine and a projected
graduate school of religion. The package was endorsed "in principle"
by the trustees, and in 1966 former Governor Terry Sanford was
appointed chairman of a committee to raise the money. Actually
however, the plan never really took shape except as a longrange goal
without a terminal date.
Much more realistic was the 1965 offer of a $3-million challenge
gift by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the money to be made
available if Wake Forest could match it from other sources within
four years. As it happened that deadline was to continue the challenge
into the administration which succeeded Dr. Tribble's in 1967. The
offer was another expression of the Reynolds Foundation's continuing
interest in the welfare of the college it had helped bring to a new
standard of excellence.
During the Tribble years, the foundation had given Wake Forest, in
building and operating grants, more than eleven million dollars.