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Student Giving

Furman First Gift

Furman aims to grow students who excel in all areas, including philanthropy and service. The Furman First Gift program allows each graduating class to begin their legacy by making a gift to support underclassmen. The purpose of this campaign is to unify each class under a common goal to become lifelong philanthropic supporters of Furman.

Furman United Endowed Scholarship Fund

This year, the Furman First Gift program will support the Class of 2022 Furman United Scholarship fund. Furman United is a needs-based scholarship that supports current Furman students who are no longer able to afford Furman. Since the program’s inception in 2008, Furman United has supported more than 250 students.

Give your First Gift

Give $20.22 or more

Senior donors who give $20.22 or more prior to commencement will receive an invitation to a Donor Appreciation Event in the spring. Donors at and above this level will also be included in drawings throughout the year. The Donor Appreciation Event is sponsored annually by David Trone ’77, founder and CEO of Total Wine and More.

Give $75 or more

Senior donors who give $75 or more prior to commencement will also receive a personalized brick on Furman’s campus as a thank you for their leadership-level contribution.

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

For questions about the Furman First Gift, please contact Gloria Goosby, Director of Annual Giving at

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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