On Thursday, October 1, a virtual celebration was held to acknowledge our elite donors to thank them for their philanthropic gifts, which help sustain our patient care, research and education mission at Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Dr. Alexandra Thomas, Williams Family Professor of Breast Oncology, and Dr. Michael Shapiro, Fred M. Parrish Jr. Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, share how philanthropy supports their breast cancer and cardiovascular disease research.

Beth Lyon-Smith, MD ’78 explains why she established the Mary Lyon-Smith, MD and Thomas F. Smith Scholarship, and Will Ward, MD Class of 2021, shares how receiving the Lyon-Smith Scholarship has impacted his life and his medical education. 

Hawthorne Hill Society and Dean’s Leadership Circle Celebration of Philanthropy