Mar 12

Founders Day of Giving at William Peace University

Center for Immersive Learning Grand Opening

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William Peace University’s Founder’s Day of Giving

William Peace University will celebrate their 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 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Center for Immersive Learning (CIL) Grand Opening

The University will present the grand opening for the Center for Immersive Learning. The Mayor’s office will be in attendance with remarks from Mayor Baldwin. A breakfast reception will follow, this event is invitation only.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee with Faculty and Staff

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

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ‘Give Me Five’

Students will be presented with the opportunity to participate in the giving side of 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

The University will honor their 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 presentation of the long-term restoration project of 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.)

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

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? Unrestricted gifts raised on Founder’s Day will directly support the Believe in Peace Plan, the university’s new strategic plan.



William Peace University

15 E Peace St
Raleigh, NC 27604

(919) 508-2000