Engaging the Mind and the Spirit
Momentum and purpose distinguish the Because Furman Matters comprehensive campaign as it enters the concluding phase toward its historic $400 million goal. The campaign is in the unique position of bridging two significant strategic planning efforts: one conceived during the presidency of David Shi, and a second now emerging under the leadership of his successor, Rodney Smolla. Each is distinguished by creative interpretations of the university's strengths and opportunities, as well as its aspirations for the future. Most important, each is linked by an abiding commitment to Furman's mission.
The current strategic planning initiative — with its emphasis on mind and spirit, renewed commitment to fiscal discipline, and world-embracing approach to opportunity and service — is mirrored in the evolving agenda of needs for the closing phase of the comprehensive campaign, which seeks at least $100 million to reach and surpass the $400 million goal.
As it counts down toward its final $100 million, the campaign offers a variety of opportunities for donors to be meaningfully engaged in Furman's future.