Great Investments

The Fund for Academic Renewal is proud to partner with excellent academic centers around the country who share a commitment to educating students for engaged citizenship, maintaining rigorous academic standards, teaching American heritage, and enhancing viewpoint diversity.

Stephen S. Smith Center

The Stephen S. Smith Center in the Williams College of Business at Xavier University promotes learning, scholarship, and debate about fundamental questions and ideas that have an impact on society. The centerpiece of the center is the Smith Scholars Program. This undergraduate, cohort honors program provides a challenging and comprehensive learning opportunity for students who want to pursue a business major that is enriched by an in-depth study of the liberal arts. 

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The Tocqueville Program

The Tocqueville Program at Furman University is "an intellectual community devoted to seeking the truth about the moral and philosophic questions at the heart of political life.  We host curricular and extracurricular activities designed to help students and faculty to engage seriously with the most powerful arguments behind diverse and competing religious, political and ethical points of view."

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Abigail Adams Institute

Abigail Adams Institute is dedicated to providing supplementary humanistic education to the Harvard intellectual community. AAI provides a range of programming for Harvard students and Cambridge young professionals, while their summer seminars attract students and scholars from around the world.

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“My commitment to the Fund for Academic Renewal is based on a spirit of optimism. . . . Graduates and other donors want to help their universities to be their very best. With the Fund for Academic Renewal, there is now a way for them to do it.”

Herbert Wiley Vaughan, Esq.

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.