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Giving Societies

Giving to Furman ensures that every student can receive The Furman Advantage and guarantees every student an unparalleled education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery.

Annual Giving Society

Bell Tower Society

Furman depends on the steadfast generosity of its most committed leadership donors. We have created the Bell Tower Society to recognize all Furman alumni, parents, and friends with cumulative fiscal year giving of $2,500 – $99,999. In appreciation of their individual and collective impact on Furman students and the greater campus community, members will receive invitations to exclusive events and recognition throughout the year is based on the donor’s giving level.


Young Benefactors

Furman Young Benefactors embodies Furman’s strategic priority on young alumni and celebrates those donors with special invitations to exclusive events and young alumni leadership opportunities. The giving levels listed below define the annual giving levels for young alumni to reach in order to receive their invitation to Young Benefactors:

2021-2022 giving levels by graduation year are below:

  • 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018: $250+
  • 2017, 2016, 2015: $500+
  • 2014, 2013, 2012: $750+
  • 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007: $1,500+
  • 2006: $2,500+ (invitation to Bell Tower Society is also extended)

Lifetime Recognition Societies

Rose Garden Society

Furman recognizes donors with a lifetime giving total between $100,000 and $999,999 with an invitation to the Rose Garden Society. The Rose Garden Society is named after Furman’s spectacularly beautiful Janie E. Furman Rose Garden.


White Oaks Society

Furman recognizes donors with a lifetime giving total of $1,000,000, or greater, with an invitation to the White Oaks Society. The society received its name from the Furman presidential mansion built in 1957 and located near Furman University.

  • Benefactor: $1,000,000-$4,999,999
  • Sustainer: $5,000,000-$9,999,999
  • Visionary: $10,000,000+

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