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Furman raises more than $1.5 million on Dins Day

Staff Report //May 3, 2018//

Furman raises more than $1.5 million on Dins Day

Staff Report //May 3, 2018//

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The Furman University community raised more than $1.5 million in a single day at the end of April when the Paladins encouraged one another to wear purple and celebrate Dins Day, according to a university news release.

Alumni, students, parents and friends of the university contributed 2,380 gifts totaling $1,523,015. Altogether, the four Dins Day events have raised more than $4.8 million in support of Furman students, programs and initiatives, the news release said.

“The generosity of the Furman community will continue to have a tremendous impact on many of the university’s top priorities, including scholarships, research and internships, study away experiences, athletics and more,” Rebecca Bilott, associate director of development communications and coordinator of the campaign, said in the news release. “We extend our deepest appreciation to Paladins across the globe for their support.”

Students participated in a variety of events and activities, while Furman faculty and staff celebrated employee giving at the university’s annual employee appreciation luncheon. Alumni, parents and other supporters joined the festivities by taking part in giving challenges, and sharing photos on social media, using the #DinsDay, the news release said.

There was also an event at M. Judson Booksellers in downtown Greenville where alumni and friends celebrated with special guests, including Furman First Gentleman Charles Davis, who signed copies of his cookbook “In the Kitchen at White Oaks.”