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.

Lessons for Alumni and Trustees

February 2009 by Anne D. Neal

In a paper commissioned by the Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, ACTA draws out the implications of the settlement in Robertson v. Princeton, the landmark donor-intent lawsuit against Princeton University. ACTA argues that universities have broken the compact of trust with donors, who must now take an active role in ensuring their alma maters properly use their donations. While emphasizing the importance of donor vigilance, ACTA also calls on boards to take steps to affirm their commitment to carrying out donor intent.