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FAR provides services to higher education donors and their advisors at no cost to them, thanks to a generous grant from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation.

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As a program of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, FAR brings more than two decades of experience in promoting academic excellence and protecting donor intent.

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The Fund for Academic Renewal serves alumni and college donors who aim to support a renewal of the highest standards on college campuses through targeted philanthropy. Let us help you.

$100 Million Gift Dispute Illustrates the Imperative for Clear Gift Agreements

August 14, 2018 | Joe DeGraff

Pictured above: University of Chicago - Ida Noyes Hall

A clear gift agreement is a boon for all parties: Donors can feel confident…

“Friends of academic excellence and academic freedom have something new to be excited about: the Fund for Academic Renewal. The Fund supports and encourages the creation of centers of excellence at colleges and universities around the country. It provides alumni and other supporters with an opportunity to put their generosity to work in ways that are consistent with their values and which reflect their belief in high standards of scholarship and teaching.”

Robert P. George

McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence & Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University

The Fund for Academic Renewal is a program of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to FAR are fully tax-deductible to the maximum extent provided by law.