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Student Giving

Our students are committed to serving the community. Whether working with children or providing free home weatherization to low-income homeowners in Greenville, they experience the power of giving back and “paying it forward.”

Furman First Gift

Formerly known as the senior class gift, each Furman First Gift is selected by seniors as a parting legacy for their alma mater. This “first gift” marks an initial commitment to supporting Furman.

The Class of 2019 First Gift is dedicated to the Furman United Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The Furman United Scholarship helps students overcome financial obstacles and finish their education at Furman. Since its creation in 2008, Furman United has helped more than 226 students, providing more than $1.7 million in high-need relief.

Give your First Gift

Give $20.19 or more

Senior donors who give $20.19 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 in February 2020
  • a pair of tickets to attend a fall 2020 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

Give $75 or more

Senior donors who give $75 or more┬áprior to commencement will also receive a personalized brick on Furman’s campus as a thank you for the leadership-level contribution. This permanent marker on campus requires a $1,000 gift for our alumni, so take advantage of this special offer while you can!

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

For questions about your Furman First Gift, please contact Allie Able – Assistant Director of Young Alumni Giving at or 864.294.2547.

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Furman United Endowed Scholarship Fund

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

Give your First Gift