The Young Benefactors (YB) program embodies the strength and leadership of Furman’s young alumni. Donations from YBs help current students experience The Furman Advantage to its fullest.

Why join Young Benefactors?

Qualifying donors receive special invitations to exclusive events and young alumni leadership opportunities. As a thank you for being a YB, we offer the following program and engagement perks:

  • Pre-Bell Tower Ball Young Alumni mixer invite
  • Bell Tower Ball invitation
  • Bi-Annual Assembly virtual meetings with university leadership
  • Private Facebook group for early access communications and invites
  • Complimentary food + drinks at the Homecoming Alumni Tailgate
  • Complimentary Furman sporting event tickets when available
  • Away game bus transportation fees waved to select Furman athletic events
  • Complimentary food + drinks at select Furman events
  • Special giveaways and swag prizes throughout the year
  • Concierge service point of contact with Furman University via YB Program Manager

Young Benefactor Giving Tiers

Young alumni within their first 15 years beyond graduation are invited to join Young Benefactors by giving at the leadership levels below. You can choose to give a one-time annual gift or set up a monthly recurring gift through automatic bank draft or credit card.

For the current 2023-2024 fiscal year:

  • 0-3 years post-graduation (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020): minimum gift of $250 annually or $21 monthly
  • 4-6 years post-graduation (2019, 2018, 2017): minimum gift of $500 annually or $42 monthly
  • 7-9 years post-graduation (2016, 2015, 2014): minimum gift of $750 annually or $63 monthly
  • 10-14 years post-graduation (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009): minimum gift of $1,500 annually or $125 monthly
  • 15 years post-graduation (2008): $2,500+ annually or $209 monthly (qualifies for inclusion in Furman’s Bell Tower Society)

If both you and your spouse are Furman alumni, you only need to make one leadership level gift in order for each of you to qualify as YBs. You do not need to make separate YB gifts! We also honor the later graduation year (lower amount) between alumni couples if there is a difference in spouse graduation years.

You can give to any fund to qualify. If you’d like help learning if an academic department or student service fund is available, please reach out to Emily Peck at

Give Today and Become a Young Benefactor