Alumni | Philanthropy

The Intelligent Donor’s Guide to College Giving

Third Edition
October 28, 2020 by ACTA Download PDF Press Release

Executive Director of the Fund for Academic Renewal, Emily Koons Jae, on Far’s Intelligent Donor’s Guide to College Giving.

The Intelligent Donor’s Guide to College Giving is a signature ACTA publication designed to help higher education donors navigate the giving process. This third edition features stories behind gifts that are bringing intellectual diversity and academic rigor to campuses across the country as well as lessons from controversies over past gifts. Discover the principles of transformative higher education giving, the most common pitfalls that donors face, and innovative ways to make a difference.


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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