With sadness, we note the passing of ACTA’s longtime friend, Mr. Albert Oettinger. Albie was with us from our very beginning in 1995 and continued his encouragement and generous financial support year after year. I was always inspired by his frequent phone calls urging us to keep up the good fight to reform higher education. He kindly put us in touch with his daughter April, a distinguished professor of art history, who has shared valuable insights with the ACTA team. Words cannot accurately express our deep appreciation for Albie. We will carry on our important work, inspired by the memory of our dear friend.


Launched in 1995, we are the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives an intellectually rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price.

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