on the way to the sesquicentennial
at University gatherings, and they invariably presented themselves
with warmth and good cheer.1 Now, in 1980, Joyner was knowing
and experienced and was prepared to be a central architect for the
next phase of the sesquicentennial campaign.
That campaign, beginning in 1980 and ending, it was confidently
expected, in 1984, would seek $17.5 million: $4,000,000 in College
endowment, $3,000,000 for faculty development, $2,000,000 in
endowment for financial aid for students, $2,000,000 in law school
endowment, $2,000,000 in Babcock School endowment, $4,000,000
for the music wing of the Scales Fine Arts Center, and $450,000 for
miscellaneous student life and curriculum needs.
Wake Forest’s principal benefactor, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foun-
dation, was prepared to sign a new contract with the University—
the signing actually took place on January 14, 1981—which would
guarantee the University $620,000 a year in perpetuity for operation
During the years of
the Scales presidency
Straughan and
Joyner were ably
assisted by a series
of men and women,
most of them alum-
ni, who worked in
various assignments
in development,
alumni affairs, and
creative services.
Their names are
listed, usually to
indicate when they
were appointed or
whether they subse-
quently resigned, in
the “Administrative
Notes” at the end of
the various chapters
University Relations staff. In front: Bob Mills and Craig Jackson. Standing: Jane Carmichael, Julius
Corpening, Claudia Stitt, Bill Joyner, Minta McNally, and Bob Baker.
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