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Donor Stories

  • Rod Kelley '06
    Growing up in his small, rural hometown, Rod Kelley '06 was not always familiar with Furman University.
  • Lee Alexander '84
    The extra effort to know students and meet them where they are can inspire them long after they leave campus. Lee Alexander '84 is proof of that. Alexander, the midday...
  • Joseph '68 and Carolyn '67 Warden
    Joseph '68 and Carolyn '67 Warden are lifelong learners, forever delighting in the thrill of discovery and the equal enjoyment of sharing their knowledge and themselves...
  • Barbara '83 and John Beckford
    For Barbara '83 and John Beckford, a decades-long relationship with Furman has cultivated a legacy that will live on forever. Collectively, the Beckfords...
  • Ruth Senn Harrison '68
    For Ruth Senn Harrison '68, attending Furman was a lifelong dream fulfilled. During her time at Furman she was a Religion major and member of the...
  • Lyndey '09 and Peyton Bryant
    Lyndey '09 and Peyton Bryant recently joined the Legacy Society by designating Furman University as a charitable beneficiary of their estate. Through...
  • Matthew W. Wilson '86
    How do you get to the doctor when you don't have a car? How do you pay the doctor or buy medicine when your low-wage job doesn't...
  • Thomas Turner '51
    Furman University has received nearly $5 million from the estate of Furman alumnus Thomas C. Turner (1930-2018), class of 1951, to expand...
  • Robin Sullens '83
    Robin Sullens '83 got her first glimpse of Furman in 1978 while on a tour of Baptist colleges and universities in South Carolina. After making her way...
  • Nate Einstein
    Nate Einstein has been known to call Furman as "one of Greenville's prized assets." He believes that Furman adds immeasurable stability...
  • David Segal '63
    Growing up, David Segal '63 never had dreams of attending Furman University. In fact, as a renowned international athlete...