Founder’s Day of Giving 2020


William Peace University will celebrate our first Founder’s Day of Giving on Thursday, March 12, 2020 with multiple events on campus in recognition of our founder William Peace and our founding year 1857.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Community Coffee 

Join our WPU community for coffee and pastries in Flowe Breezeway.

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ‘Give Me Five’

Students can participate in Founder’s Day of Giving by giving $5. Students will be able to mark a door with their handprint, the door will later be displayed somewhere in the University.

3:00 p.m. Founder’s Walk – Cancelled

The University will honor our founder, William Peace and his lasting legacy with a Founder’s Walk through downtown Raleigh to the City Cemetery of Raleigh and return to the campus. The Founder’s Walk will feature a wreath laying ceremony at William Peace’s gravesite located at City Cemetery of Raleigh (17 S. East St, Raleigh, NC 27601).

4:30 p.m. Cake on the Lawn (Time is Approx.) – Cancelled

A long standing Founder’s day tradition! Come enjoy a slice of sweetness with the campus community prior to the kick off of the block party.

5:30 p.m. Founder’s Day Block Party – Cancelled

Gather with the campus community to celebrate the end of Founder’s Day of Giving with a Block Party on Belk Courtyard with food trucks, games, music, and more! Don’t miss out on the evening!

Register for these events here!

As we celebrate our past, make an investment in our future!

In honor of our founding, consider making a gift of $18.57, or even $187.50 or how about $1,857.00. William Peace gave us a gift to start Peace, will you give us yours?


Join us and help amplify #WPUFoundersDayOfGiving by using these social media assets on your social channels.


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Post to your Social Channels: 

  • Include hashtag: #WPUFoundersDayOfGiving in all your posts

Easy Posts (Copy + Paste) For Facebook and Instagram:

I just opened a door for a student by making a gift to @WPeaceU! Join me in making this the biggest #WPUFoundersDayOfGiving by making a gift and reaching the goal of $18,570 today!

Easy Posts (Copy + Paste) For Twitter: 

I just gave to @WPeaceU for #WPUFoundersDayOfGiving. Don’t miss your chance to open doors for Peace students and to help reach the goal of $18,570! Will you join me?

Why do you give to Peace? 

Download this “I gave because…” sign and write the reason you give back to Peace. Then snap a photo with it to share on social media.

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