This is more than giving to Furman out of a sense of duty or nostalgia. This is about giving For Furman—for its future, and for all the reasons that Furman truly matters.
Annual gifts fund the people and programs that make Furman a premier liberal arts university. Every dollar raised through these gifts reduces Furman's dependence on tuition to cover the operating budget.
What will you give for?
Furman's fine arts programs are integral to the Furman education. Through the music, art, and theatre arts programs, students learn to communicate and more clearly see and understand the world. Furman alumni have conducted renowned orchestras, sung on stage of the Metropolitan Opera, debuted on Broadway, and showed their work in Rome.
Give for the love of creative expression.
Furman recruits from a highly competitive pool of students who often are offered large financial aid packages from several institutions. In order to maintain the high caliber of students at Furman, we must offer comparable aid. Currently, 85 percent of Furman students receive some level of financial aid. The vast majority of this aid is funded by tuition dollars. Annual gifts dedicated to scholarships increase access for students while also reducing Furman's dependence on tuition to cover this aid.
Give for access to the complete Furman experience.
Furman is a community of learning enriched by the extra-curricular activities available to students. Whether it's attending a CLP, or raising money for a Greek organization's philanthropy, student activities contribute to the spirit and heart of campus.
Give for learning to lead and leading lives of meaning.
First impressions matter. On any list of Furman memories, the entrance through the iconic front gates is always at the top. Furman continually earns top accolades for its beauty, and the University is committed to maintaining surroundings that inspire the mind and nurture the soul.
Give for the place you love to call home.
Research & Internships
Annual gifts fund research projects and internships all over the world. Each summer, more than 400 students obtain internships and more than 200 students complete research in collaboration with Furman faculty, thus 81 percent of our seniors complete some form of research or internship before graduation. These real-world experiences prepare our students to be leaders and problem-solvers in an ever-changing world.
Give for an education that extends beyond classroom walls.
Furman's faculty-led study away experiences are transformative. Nearly 50 percent of students participate in study away each year, continuing the tradition of pilgrimages to the British Isles, South America, Brussels, and China, among others.
Give for a world perspective.
Furman is distinct in that it offers NCAA Division I Athletics in a small, liberal arts setting characterized by high academic standards. Whether participating on the court or cheering from the stands, students, alumni, and friends benefit from the opportunity to participate in a shared, supportive community. The success of our teams rests partly on the abilities of our athletes, most of whom are attending Furman on athletic scholarships through the Paladin Club.
Give for athletic excellence, on the field and in the classroom.