Wellness, Belonging and Community

In keeping with Furman’s student-centric approach to educating the whole student, donors will drive the ongoing health programming that builds the lifelong healthy habits that enable our students to maximize the enduring benefit of a Furman education.

Funding Opportunities
Endowed Director of Counseling

This endowed position ensures best-in-class licensed professional leadership to develop, implement and enhance emotional health and wellbeing programs and services central to student success.

  • Goal: $1,000,000
Healthy Dins Endowment

This endowed fund supports ongoing health programming and promotions to improve student wellness and emotional health and give them tools to help them develop habits of healthy self-care for life. Furman believes in educating the whole student, and knows the experience outside the classroom not only supports a student’s academic and personal success while in college, but also prepares them for life beyond graduation.

  • Goal: $500,000
PAC Renovation and Expansion

The PAC vision is to become a hub of healthy student, faculty and staff interaction that serves as home base for intramural and club sports, fitness, and the Health Sciences Academic Department, Furman’s largest academic major and center for health and wellbeing research. Recognizing the physical health directly impacts emotional health, a renovation and expansion of the Herman W. Lay Physical Activities Center is needed to meet the demand for a more expansive integrative fitness and recreation center with additional classrooms, exercise rooms and labs.

  • Goal: TBD
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"Wellbeing is foundational to a student’s success. We want to be up front about the importance of wellbeing inside and outside the classroom. "
Connie Carson
Vice president for student life
The Potential is Extraordinary

Guided by our strengths as a university, focused on learning experiences that empower students to achieve their most inspiring ambitions, we will do more than meet our mission and advance Furman’s reputation for excellence. As we become a national model for higher education, we will, through our graduates, influence action and ideas across the 21st century. This is the possibility within reach, and with your support we will make it happen.



Building on the best of Furman, we will elevate the university's excellence, access and impact through these five campaign priorities.