Phase 1: Locker Room + Turf Field

Goal: $2.7 MILLION


Phase 1 includes renovations to the existing locker room, which will be dedicated in Jackson Roberts’ honor, the Class I Victory Hallway, and plans to install a dedicated turf field for lacrosse on campus. For even more information, photos, and a more elaborate description, the Phase 1 Vision presentation may be viewed here

Beyond enabling the program to elevate the profile for Furman Lacrosse, it is immensely important for us to honor the life of Jackson Roberts – a lacrosse teammate and student coach who left us too early – and celebrate the legacy that began with Class I.







This project gained tremendous traction early on due to two anonymous donors - both of whom have committed six-figure gifts towards Phase 1.
To help fuel our momentum, one of these donors has presented us with a matching gift challenge:
If we can raise $500,000 for Phase 1, they will match it with an additional $500,000.
What does this mean?
  • Every gift made will have double the impact until we raise $500,000.
  • The matching dollars will be applied as gifts come in, which will allow us to reach our goal to renovate the locker room much faster.
  • Once the matching dollars are exhausted, we will have completed the funding for the locker room and will have a substantial head start on the turf field installation.
The timeline and completion of the Phase 1 projects are contingent on funding, so the faster we can raise the money, the faster we will be able to raise the bar for Furman Lacrosse.
Thanks to the generosity of our anonymous donor and their $500,000 match, you can double the impact of your gift while the $500,000 matching dollars still remain. If your employer offers a matching gift program, you could even triple your impact. To see if your company offers a matching gift program, check our database. Here's how:
Jackson Roberts Tribute


 Entry way 


Transition Hall 



Donors can be recognized for their generosity through a variety of naming opportunities:    Note: Chart was last updated February 6, 2019 


The locker room will be named in honor of Jackson Roberts and the entryway will be named Class I Victory Hallway

For questions regarding other naming opportunities please contact:

Erin Wissing | Sr. Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs | erin.wissing@furman.edu | 678-230-1260
Jodi Welp | Assistant Athletics Director for Administration & Development | jodi.welp@furman.edu | 864-637-8444

The donation page is live and donations can be made here.
There is also an offline Phase 1 Pledge form that can be found here. Gifts via mail may be sent to:
Athletics Development
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC 29613 

All gifts to this project are 100% tax deductible. 
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