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“Dins Day” a success


Furman University teamed up with alumni, parents and friends from around the world on April 28 to celebrate all things Furman and raise nearly $828,000 in gifts and pledges from 1,543 donors.

April 28 was the last day of classes for students and “Dins Day” was a 24-hour celebration where members of the Furman community wore purple, broadcast their Paladin Pride through social media (using #DinsDay) and raised money to support the university’s future students.

“We wanted to bring all of Furman together to celebrate our students on their last day of class and to increase annual philanthropic support of the University,” said Justin Rourk ‘14, Associate Director of Donor Marketing and Annual Giving at Furman and coordinator of the event. “In addition to wearing purple, we are asking folks to amplify their Paladin Pride by saturating social media with posts about their favorite Furman experiences and memories.”

“Dins Day” is modeled after similar 24-hour spirit and fundraising blitzes taking place at liberal arts universities around the country. For details about the event, visit the alumni website.

For more information, contact Justin Rourk at or 864-294-3691.

Last updated April 30, 2015
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