Porter Byrum


Porter B. Byrum (JD ’42), an attorney, businessman and philanthropist from Charlotte, N.C., passed away on March 27, 2017. He was 96. No person has been a more generous benefactor to Wake Forest, whose lifetime giving was more than $120 million – all of which he gave for scholarships.

Memorial service: 2 p.m., Friday, March 31, at Park Road Baptist Church in Charlotte. More information »

“To him, the work was about a much broader purpose — making a difference and helping others, living the spirit of Pro Humanitate (For Humanity) that he learned as a student at Wake Forest.”

Nathan O. Hatch, President Emeritus
Porter Byrum Welcome Center