FAR in the News


Beyond Zombies: How Donors Can Help to Promote Academic Rigor and Excellence in Higher Education

Heritage Foundation Insider Magazine

Dec 21, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

Many alumni are disenchanted with higher education. They are dismayed that their alma maters seemingly no longer uphold high…

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Higher Ed Solutions? FAR Executive Director Reviews Two New Books

Philanthropy Magazine

Oct 11, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

When a product’s quality sags, as prices soar, while managers encourage scandalous behavior, and no one is held to…

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3 Ways to Reach Those Elusive Millennial Donors

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Oct 09, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

Gone are the days when philanthropists would write a check, sit back, and wait to see how it was spent. Baby boomers pioneered…

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The Fox Guarding Higher Education’s Philanthropic Hen House

Philanthropy Daily

Sep 12, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

Following this spring’s allegation that the Koch Brothers used donations to secure undue influence over professorial…

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How to Protect Your Philanthropic Legacy

Philanthropy Daily

Aug 30, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

In the fourth edition of his book, Martin Morse Wooster presents gripping case studies of great fortunes squandered…

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College Giving Advice for the Liberty-Minded Donor


Aug 24, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

Each month, an expert from the liberty movement shares thoughts on how we might be more strategic in our charitable giving.…

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Not All Donor-Advised Funds are Created Equal

Philanthropy Daily

May 03, 2018 by Iain Bernhoft |

In recent years, donor-advised funds (DAFs) have enjoyed a meteoric ascent in the world of charitable giving. As of 2016,…

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Never, Never Surrender

Law & Liberty

Feb 05, 2018 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

In response to: What Worlds Have They to Conquer?: A Higher Ed Dystopia by Robert L. Paquette Robert L. Paquette’s…

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5 Things To Consider Before Giving A Gift To Your College

Private Wealth

Dec 19, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

When frugal University of New Hampshire librarian Robert Morin died in 2015, he surprised the campus by leaving $4 million…

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How Small Funders Can Make a Big Impact in Higher Education

Exponent Philanthropy

Dec 06, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

Last month, Amazon patented a gift card that allows the purchaser to place restrictions on how recipients spend…

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