FAR in the News


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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Six Terms Every Charitable Donor Should Know

Wealth Management

Nov 28, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

Exactly a century ago, Congress ushered a seismic investment in higher education through the transformation of U.S. philanthropy:…

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In Memoriam: Betty Capaldi Phillips

The Forum

Oct 03, 2017 |

It is with great sadness that ACTA mourns the loss of Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips. Her career as a professor, scholar, and…

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American History Gets the Shaft at Top Universities Like Duke

Jun 20, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

The Triangle can boast of being home to three top-ranked research universities—but as area residents can attest, all…

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Academic amnesia: Why Is WWI disappearing in higher education?

Washington Examiner

Apr 06, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill |

In World War I, 53,000 Americans died. One of them may have been your ancestor. The reasons behind this conflict and its…

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How Business Can Turnaround the Supply Chain with Liberal Arts

Giving Thoughts

Mar 28, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill by Michael Maibach |

While the business community focuses on the talent pipeline for “hard skills”, the notion that the liberal arts…

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