Giving Societies

Community in Giving

Becoming an annual donor is more than cutting a check each year. Your gifts have a lasting impact and we hope you will join the thousands of alumni whose gifts gain entry into Furman's giving societies. You may give monthly to spread out your gift, or donate annually to the area of your choice. It is Furman's hope that as you join these loyal supporters, you find pride, nostalgia, and a community of giving.

Gateway Society
$100 ($9 per month)

Bell Tower Society
$250 ($21 per month)

Fountain 500
$500 ($42 per month)

For more information on the above societies, contact Rebecca Bilott, or 864.294.3489.

Leadership Giving Societies

Furman celebrates its leaders in giving with the most prestigious Leadership Giving Societies listed below. Membership in these groups implies a strong sense of pride for Furman, belief in the Unversity's educational missions, and the willingness to lead others to offer their support. For more information, contact John Kemp, Senior Director of Individual Giving,, or 864.294.3717. 

Presidents Club

Trustees Circle

John Plyler Society

The Richard Furman Society

In 2015-16, Richard Furman Society members contributed more than two million dollars to further the strategic goals of Furman University. Within the Society, there are three distinguished levels:

Richard Furman Society Founders $10,000 - $24,999

Richard Furman Society Sustainers $25,000 - $49,999

Richard Furman Society Benefactors $50,000 - $99,999

Richard Furman Society Visionaries $100,000 +

Among numerous donor events on and off campus, members are invited to attend the annual Bell Tower Ball taking place each spring. Also, donors gain access to exclusive travel opportunities through RFS Embark.

Young Benefactors

Furman's most philanthropic donors who graduated within the last 20 years, Young Benefactors donate $500 or more (graduates within the last 10 years) or $1000 or more (past 20 years) annually for an area of need. A commitment at this level includes membership into the Presidents Club gift society, among others. Discover the many benefits of being a YB