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.

The Intelligent Donor’s Guide to College Giving

Second Edition

April 2011 by Anne D. Neal &by Michael Poliakoff

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for donors on how to target their giving, with profiles of successful gifts. American philanthropists long have been generous in their support of colleges and universities. But donors do not always find the results they envisioned for their generosity and good intentions. ACTA has responded by publishing The Intelligent Donor's Guide to College Giving. Find out how to ensure, in the words of philanthropist and investor Stephen Friess, "that philanthropic dollars are investments in the values of American and its future."


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Executive Summary

Much has happened in the world of college giving since the American Council of Trustees and Alumni first published this guide in 1998. There have been great philanthropic successes in the academic world, and there have also been some bumps in the road. It's clear that generous, directed giving remains critically important to the future of American higher education. Continue Reading >>

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Endowment 101: Getting What You’ve Paid For

Investor's Business Daily
April 15, 2011 by Stephen Friess |

A few years ago, my family gave $1 million to a large state school in the West—a fine institution, worthy of support. We shook hands with the development folks, and handed over a check.

We had an...

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Only Encouraging Them

Wall Street Journal
November 18, 2005 by James Piereson |

Students at Yale University's School of Music–and aspiring musicians hoping to go there someday–must have been jumping for joy two weeks ago when the school announced that it had received an...

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