Encouraging Knowledge, Enterprise, and Leadership
The Wake Forest Chamber Foundation for Common Progress is a 501c3 charitable foundation which operates for the general purposes to provide educational opportunities for both adults and youth, focusing on leadership, health and wellness, financial literacy and diversity awareness. The foundation also looks to provide entrepreneurs with business start-up education, training, idea incubation and acceleration, and to finally provide the business community with workforce development and training opportunities and regulatory compliance matters.
The Foundation’s initial focus is on the development of Wake Forest’s future leaders. Leadership Wake Forest and Youth Leadership are funded and supported by the Foundation.
Leadership Wake Forest connects adults as they form beneficial professional relationships; creates projects that benefit the community; and cultivates future leaders. Learn more.
Youth Leadership connects youth to a network of both adult and youth leaders; creates leadership skills through a robust curriculum; and cultivates a group of informed, committed youth motivated to learn more about our community. Learn more.
Contribute to the Foundation
Businesses and individuals interested in supporting these programs are invited to contribute to the Foundation. Your donation will support educational programming for 30 high school students participating in Youth Leadership, as well as support the philanthropic class project that the adult Leadership Wake Forest class undertakes. If interested, please complete the form below.