The Furman Advantage

The Furman student experience is built on a strong sense of community that enhances our campus learning environment and forges lifelong ties to the university. To challenge students, bring out their talents and awaken new skills and career possibilities, donors can invest in CLEARLY FURMAN endowments that aim to:

  • Invest in Student Life, with resources for student activities, student travel, training and more across campus and our region.
  • Propel the competitiveness and impact of our award-winning and nationally ranked Mock Trial program.
  • Bolster our Heller Service Corps, which teaches students as they make a difference serving more than 70 local agencies and schools.
Funding Opportunities
Campus Vitality Endowment

This endowed fund for Student Life will provide resources for student activities, student travel, project expenses, training and other outreach program expenses for a variety of student experiences on campus and in the broader community, state and region.

  • Goal: $500,000
Mock Trial Endowment

Furman boasts an award-winning and nationally ranked mock trial program open to all students. The coaching staff are local lawyers, several of whom are alumni of Furman’s program. This endowed fund supports tournament expenses and student scholarships.

  • Goal: $1,000,000
Heller Service Corps Endowment

Furman’s largest student organization is the Heller Service Corps, which asks students to meet Max Heller’s challenge: “The question is, for the rest of your life … what will you do, and what can you do to make the world better?”

The Heller Service Corps provides volunteer opportunities for students to explore their interests and passions by making a difference in the Greenville community through service to others in over 70 local agencies and schools. The Heller Service Corps serves as a gateway for volunteer opportunities in the area’s wide-ranging social services programs and non-profit agencies, helping fulfill the vision of Furman as a private university with a public mission.

  • Goal: $1,000,000
  • 92%
    of Furman students
    participate in at least one high-impact experience (research, internships, study away)
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.

Campaign Priorities

Clearly Furman Priorities

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