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Parent philanthropy is your opportunity to partner with Furman University. By partnering with the university, you can support the Furman student experience for your child and all students. Furman families are the cornerstone of giving, offering opportunities for future students to experience the life-changing four years that their children enjoyed. Through a philanthropic gift, families carry on the Furman traditions of academic excellence, holistic liberal arts, and a community-minded environment for all.

Parent & Family Council

All Parent & Family Council members volunteer their time and offer financial support to bolster the university and to serve as a sounding board for parental opinion, ideas and concerns.

Meet the Parent & Family Council
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Parent & Family Fund

The Parent & Family Fund is an integral portion of Furman's fundraising efforts.

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Senior Parent Initiative

It is a tradition at Furman University to ask every senior parent to contribute to the Senior Parent Initiative (SPI). This annual fundraising campaign encourages parents of seniors to honor their students’ Furman experience by making a gift towards one of the university's top priorities.

Senior Parent Initiative
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For more information on Parent & Family Council, contact Krista Redding, Director of Parent Philanthropy & Engagement, via email at or by phone at 864.247.2533.