Furman Men's Golf Reinstatement

Thanks to the dedication of alumni, supporters, and friends of Furman's men's golf program, fundraising efforts are officially underway to fund the continuation of the program.  Securing the necessary funding will come in two stages.

The first goal of $285,500 will fund the operations of the program for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.  Furman previously committed to honoring all current scholarship commitments and will continue to do so under this plan.  Pledges and donations together totaling the full amount of $285,500 must be committed by June 30, 2014, with at least half of the funds received by that date.  Remaining balances must be paid by June 30, 2015.  If this goal is not met, donors may request that their gifts be either redirected to another fund at Furman or refunded.

At the point that the fundraising goal for the Save Men’s Golf Operations Fund has been reached, all subsequent gifts will be designated to the Men’s Intercollegiate Golf Endowment. The initial endowment goal is to raise a minimum of $2.5 million by December 31, 2015.  This endowment will generate revenue that will be used for men's intercollegiate golf scholarships.  Furman will maintain a minimum of 2.5 scholarships through the 2017-18 season, but thereafter, the available scholarships will depend solely upon the revenue from the endowment.  The ultimate goal is to have a Men's Golf Endowment that will fund the maximum scholarships permitted by the NCAA (currently 4.5).  

 

There are several ways that you can help secure the future of Furman men's golf:

  • Pledge your support now via the online pledge form.  You may make a pledge for the 2015-16 fiscal year (ends June 30, 2016) or for several years. 

  • Mail a check to the following address:
    Furman University
    Development Department, Attn: Elizabeth Mobley
    3300 Poinsett Highway
    Greenville, SC  29613

    Please make checks payable to Furman University and write "Men's Golf Endowment" in the memo line.
     
  • While we can accept credit card gifts, please be mindful that Furman does incur a fee for each credit card transaction, which reduces the direct impact of those donations.  In the interest of having each dollar count for the benefit of Furman men’s golf, we encourage you to pay by check if at all possible.  If you need to pay by credit card, you may do so through our secure donation page.  


Any amount you can give will make a difference in the lives of current and future Paladin golfers.  We thank you for your support of this program and of these young men.

 

Fundraising Update as of3/24/16

Operations Fund--Goal Met!

Scholarship Endowment Pledges--Goal of $2,500,000
         Total Pledged--$1,312,551  
         Total Cash Received--$491,272

If you have questions about this fundraising effort, please contact Ken Pettus, Associate Athletics Director, at 864-294-3435 or ken.pettus@furman.edu.