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 March 25, 2013, Furman has reached $381.1 million. The university completed the Townes Center for Science, constructed the Shi Center for Sustainability, assisted 116 students with emergency hardship financial assistance (through Furman United), and raised 170 million in new scholarship funds. But despite all we have achieved, there is still work to be done. A new strategic planning process is driving the final $100 million of the campaign, which will be completed in December of 2013.
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 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. Click on the topics below to learn more about the priorities for the final phase of Because Furman Matters.