FAR in the News


A Campus Culture of Free Expression Brings Many Rewards


Jul 18, 2017 |

In this piece for RealClearEducation, ACTA president Michael Poliakoff shows how universities benefit from promoting a robust…

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An Easy Way to Target College Gifts

Philanthropy Magazine

Philanthropy Magazine featured FAR’s work to match a donor’s philanthropic interests and Furman University's Tocqueville Fellows program.

Jul 13, 2017 |

When an anonymous donor had an opportunity to establish a $15,000 scholarship at a college of his choice, he decided against…

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Press Releases

Fund for Academic Renewal Adds Talent to Its Growing Operation

Former Coolidge Foundation staffer Rushad Thomas will help expand network of donors and faculty supporting liberal arts excellence

Jun 21, 2017 by Christine Ravold |

WASHINGTON, DC—The Fund for Academic Renewal (FAR), a program of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, announced…

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Teaching of Traditional Liberal Arts Receives an Untraditional Boost through Special Purpose Funds and Pooled Gifts

Jun 15, 2017 |

WASHINGTON, DC—The Fund for Academic Renewal (FAR) has created five Special Purpose Funds, designed specifically to…

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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.