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Give Courageously to Peace

Thanks to the generosity of William Peace University supporters, current and future WPU students have access to the resources needed to learn through immersive experiences, build upon their courage and develop the confidence needed to turn passion into purpose.

Your generosity directly impacts the success of William Peace University and the students that we serve. Together, we will continue to fulfill our mission of preparing students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow.

With the help of our outstanding alumni, we can reach new heights. That’s why we encourage you to explore what’s happening on campus, and discover ways you can help give back to Peace — whether through your time or donations.

Why I Give to Peace

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Do You Have a Donor-Advised Fund?

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes.

If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to this nonprofit directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

Giving Priorities

You can choose to direct your donation to a specific campus need. You can designate the fund you’d like to direct your gift when filling out the donation form.

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The Pacer Club

The Pacer Club has supported athletic programs, improved facilities, upgrades for training equipment, and the purchase of new uniforms and sports gear.

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Peace Annual Fund

The Peace Annual Fund is William Peace University’s unrestricted annual giving fund that supplements the overall budget.

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Student Scholarships

Almost all WPU students receive some type of financial aid and the university provides millions of dollars in academic and need-based scholarships.

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Academic Departments

Gifts support hiring expert faculty, increasing research opportunities, and providing resources to ensure every student is fully prepared for their careers.

How to Give

You can set up cash or sustaining gifts through our Donate Form. For all other gifts, contact advancement@peace.edu.

  • Cash
  • Sustaining (Recurring) Gift
  • Donor Advised Funds (DAF)
  • Stock
  • Gift-in-Kind
  • Endowments
  • Estate or Planned Gift

I give to Peace as a way to pour back into the college that played a role in shaping me into who I am today. My recurring gift each month goes towards scholarships. I hope that this gift would help ease financial hardships for a student who may be in a bind or have to make a tough decision about their future. I don’t think anyone deserves to be in that spot, especially when it comes to affording college. I’ve been there. This is my way of giving back.

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Alumni Association Board of Directors

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Lifetime Giving Societies

William Peace University is proud to recognize those individuals, foundations, and corporations who support Peace throughout their lifetime.

  • The William Peace Society – The society recognizes the tremendous generosity of those who have contributed $100,000 or more to William Peace University over their lifetimes.
  • The Heritage Society – Alumni and friends who have made planned gifts or provisions in their estate plans that have or will benefit William Peace University receive membership in The Heritage Society. The society was established to recognize those who have made the ultimate expression of their faith in William Peace University.
  • Peace Traditions Society – William Peace University is honored to recognize the support and generosity of alumni, friends, faculty and staff. This support allows the University to continue to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. The Peace Traditions Society recognizes all donors, regardless of contribution amounts. Participation is based on consecutive giving and milestone recognition years that a donor reaches. The Peace Traditions Society recognizes the following milestone years: 3, 5, 10, 15, and 20.
  • 1857 Student Giving Society – $18.57 Annual Gift
    • Brick Campaign Benefit: Students who have participated in the 1857 society throughout their time at WPU are qualified to contribute $25 and receive a brick. Bricks are traditionally $100 for students.

Give Courageously to Peace

Thanks to the generosity of William Peace University supporters, current and future WPU students have access to the resources needed to learn through immersive experiences, build upon their courage and develop the confidence needed to turn passion into purpose.
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Give Now

Support future Pacer success. 

 

Become a Corporate Partner

Find out how your organization can collaborate with Peace.

Visitors

Whether you’re hoping to attend WPU or hosting an event, you’re welcome to visit WPU! 

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Conferences and Events

Host your conference, event, or wedding at WPU.

Location and Directions

Get directions, our address, a campus map, and hotel discount information.

Counselors

Learn about WPU and all it has to offer so you can guide your students to the best fit for their next step. 

Admissions Info

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Schedule a Visit

Learn about our processes and schedule a visit.

Alumni

Our success as an institution has always been rooted in the strength of our community. As an integral part of that community, we invite alumni to stay informed and connected. 

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Get Involved

Stay connected to Peace.

Donate

Contribute to the success of future Pacers.

General Info

Read about alumni benefits.

Parents

Families are an integral part of a student’s path to WPU. Find answers to your questions here. 

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Student Success: Why Choose WPU?

Learn about the value of an education at WPU.

Billing and Due Dates

Questions about your student’s enrollment or billing? Start here.

Current Students

Already a Pacer? Here’s your quick path to information, links, and other useful stuff.

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Current Students

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Current Parents and Families

Is your student a Pacer? Here’s where to get information and contacts.

Future Students

Welcome to William Peace University! We offer programs for both traditional undergraduate students and online/hybrid classes through our School of Professional Studies. Find your path to WPU here.

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First Time in College

Your WPU education will help you build practical skills for your future.

Transfer Students

Transfer up to 90 credit hours from any institution. 

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Enhance your existing career.

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Readmission

If you previously attended WPU and are ready to return, start here. 

Veteran/Military

Learn more about how to apply the GI bill.

International Students

Find out how to attend WPU.

About

WPU has a long history as one of the city’s oldest universities. Find out more about our institution in the heart of downtown Raleigh. 

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History

Through 160 years, William Peace University has evolved to meet the changing needs of the students we serve.

Leadership

William Peace University is a small, private institution located in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Work at WPU

Join our team and see why William Peace University was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work!

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Contact Us

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn about DEI at WPU.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Learn about WPU core tenets. 

Student Life

Whether you want to know more about on-campus events or see our residence halls, get a sense of what life is like as a student at WPU.

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Clubs, Activities and Events

Discover what’s fun at WPU.

Housing & Dining

When people say that WPU “feels like home,” we think that’s the ultimate compliment.

Safety & Security

The Office of Public Safety is committed to providing a community-friendly approach to enhancing campus safety for students, faculty and staff.

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Athletics

Cheer on your Pacers at their next home game.

Student Support Services

Find out how the WPU team supports the whole you.

Health and Wellness

Learn about physical and mental health services available to students.

Academics

WPU offers a mix of more than 30 degree programs and additional minors. Our courses are four credit hours each, and every course features immersive learning experiences.

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Immersive Learning

Find out about WPU’s unique approach to learning.

Center for Student Success

Peer tutoring, a first-year success program, and an internship program are just part of why Pacers succeed. 

Admissions

Start here to find out how to apply, visit, and learn more about WPU.

Before you apply:

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Connect with an Admission Couneslor

They’ll be your guide through the process.

Visit Campus

Get a feel for campus life.

Understand Costs

Find out about Financial aid and other options to pay for college.