ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Members of ACTA’s Donor Societies are a select group of individuals whose efforts help determine the future course of higher education. They receive regular insider advisories as well as invitations to exclusive ACTA events. In recent years, speakers at our special donor events have included journalist Michael Barone, historian Edward Larson, CUNY board chair Benno Schmidt, and First Amendment scholar Philip Hamburger. ACTA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), and all contributions to ACTA are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. For more information, please contact Michael DeShaies by phone at 1-888-ALUMNI-8 or 202-467-6787 or by email at mdeshaies@goacta.org.

FOUNDER'S SOCIETY ($50,000)

Members of the Founder's Society, ACTA’s most distinguished donor group, sustain ACTA’s work at the highest level. They receive invitations to two or more exclusive events every year; tickets to ACTA’s ATHENA Roundtable; inscribed copies of notable books; and opportunities to meet with key educational leaders one-on-one.

CHAIRMAN’S SOCIETY ($25,000)

Members of the Chairman’s Society receive invitations to two or more exclusive events every year; tickets to ACTA’s ATHENA Roundtable; and inscribed copies of notable books.

TRUSTEE'S SOCIETY ($15,000)

Members of the Trustee's Society receive invitations to two or more exclusive events every year; tickets to ACTA’s ATHENA roundtable; and inscribed copies of notable books.

DECADE SOCIETY ($10,000)

Members of the Decade Society receive invitations to two exclusive events every year; tickets to ACTA’s ATHENA Roundtable; and inscribed copies of notable books.

SOCIETY OF FELLOWS ($5,000)

Members of the Society of Fellows receive an invitation to an exclusive event every year; tickets to ACTA’s ATHENA Roundtable; and inscribed copies of notable books.

PRESIDENT’S SOCIETY ($1,000)

Members of the President’s Society receive an invitation to an exclusive event every year and tickets to ACTA's ATHENA Roundtable.

LEGACY SOCIETY (BEQUEST OR PLANNED GIFT)

Members of the Legacy Society are those individuals who will drive ACTA’s work into the future—creating a legacy that will last.  ACTA has a number of naming opportunities, scholarship and fellowship funds, and long-term projects to honor and commemorate the members of our Legacy Society.

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