Furman First Gift


The Furman First Gift campaign allows seniors to give back to campus before pursuing post-graduate opportunities and symbolizes the lifelong relationship between you and your alma mater. The Class of 2017 First Gift is dedicated to the Furman United Endowed Scholarship Fund and a Lakeside Swing.

Furman United helps students overcome financial obstacles and finish their education at Furman. Since its creation in 2008, Furman United has helped more than 170 students, providing more than $1 million in high-need relief. 

A Lakeside Swing provides Furman students and community visitors with the gift of reflection and serenity as they enjoy the beauty of our University.

You have the power to help a student in need through your First Gift to Furman United. Together, we can help students stay at Furman.


give $20.17 or more*

Senior donors who give $20.17 or more prior to commencement will receive an invitation to the Senior Wine Tasting in the spring and will be entered into a drawing for the following:

  • a pair of tickets to attend Furman's Bell Tower Ball on February 25th, 2017
  • a pair of tickets to attend a fall 2017 football game in the Johns President's Suite
  • VIP parking and seating for your family at commencement
  • a premium diploma frame from the Furman bookstore

*All senior donors will receive a purple Bell Tower pin to wear on their regalia at commencement.

Bell Tower bricks

Senior donors who give $75 or more prior to commencement will also receive a personalized brick along the Bell Tower walkway as a thank you for your leadership-level contribution. This permanent marker on campus requires a $1,000 gift for our alumni. Give now to receive your Bell Tower brick.

Interested in which members of the Class of 2016 gave last year? Check out their list of donors.

Questions about Furman First Gift? Contact Assistant Director of Development Communications Young Alumni Catherine Badalamenti at catherine.badalamenti@furman.edu or 864-294-2547.