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Strategic Projects

As a department, our mission is to support and affirm the ideals of Furman. While we continually seek to raise funds for the annual giving goals of providing scholarship aid, research opportunities, and study away experiences, there are often specific fundraising projects created to meet the various goals and needs of the University. We hope we can connect you with a project that matters most to you.

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Joe and Diana Hurley Finance and Business Analytics Lab

The Joe and Diana Hurley Finance and Business Analytics Lab offers students the opportunity for hands-on training in the collection and assessment of real-time business data from a spectrum of industries and applications.

Learn how you can support this initiative

The Furman Standard

Furman professors, known for their almost sacrificial willingness to help others, often maintain lifelong relationships with their students, and alumni continually share stories of their mentor's influence. To preserve and build on this tradition, the university is offering professors greater support and expanded opportunities to pursue research, involve more students in their work and remain current in their disciplines.

Learn about the Furman Standard
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May X trip to the Central Rocky Mountains., students sitting on rocks

Study Away

Over 50% of Furman students participate in study away during their career.

Learn how you can support them

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Riley Endowment

One of the premier centers for education and renewal, The Riley Institute calls Furman home.

Discover how you can make it stronger

Shi Center for Sustainability

Established in 2008, the Shi Center for Sustainability has evolved into a powerful think-tank.​

Find out how you can make it even better
Shi Center for Sustainability rock wall
Bench facing the Furman bell tower

Benches and Branches

Furman is known for its campus beauty.  You may honor a loved one, professor, or classmate through the commemorative Benches and Branches program.

Learn more about this program