Campaign Progress

In 2007, Furman announced the public phase of its largest, most ambitious campaign ever — $400 million to raise funds to secure its endowment and support capital projects and scholarships. As of June 30, 2013, Furman has reached $399.1 million.  The university completed the Townes Center for Science, constructed the Shi Center for Sustainability, assisted 165 students with emergency hardship financial assistance (through Furman United), and raised 183 million in new scholarship funds. But despite all we have achieved, there is still work to be done. 

Overall Progress



  • the road traveled
  • the road ahead $399.1MM

Major Accomplishments

  • $32+ million

    raised for Townes Center

  • $46.68 million

    raised by parents

  • completed

    Shi Center for Sustainability

  • $183 million

    endowed scholarships

  • 165

    benefit from Furman United


The Road Ahead

Furman's 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 Because Furman Matters campaign,which seeks less than $10 million to reach and surpass the $400 million goal.

As it counts down toward its final $10 million, the campaign offers a variety of opportunities for donors to be meaningfully engaged in Furman’s future. Click on the topics below to learn more about the priorities for the final phase of Because Furman Matters.

The Road Ahead Progress
$100 million
Renewing Excellence in Intercollegiate Athletics
$12 million
Baseball Upgrades
$3.5 million
Soccer Fieldhouse
$1.5 million
Golf (REK Center)
$1.32 million
$2.2 million
Scarpa Endowment
$1 million
Blue Shoes
$615 thousand
Uniting with the Community
Shi Center
$5 million
Herring Center for Continuing Education
$6.4 million
Riley Institute Endowment
$5 million