ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.
Emily Koons Jae serves as associate director for the Fund for Academic Renewal, a program of ACTA that works closely with higher education donors to design, monitor, and evaluate transformative gifts that meet their philanthropic objectives. In this role, Emily works closely with FAR’s executive director and program officer to identify philanthropists who would benefit from FAR’s services and build strategic partnerships that further our mission. Prior to joining ACTA, Emily served as the director of entrepreneur engagement at the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives in southeastern Pennsylvania. Before that, she worked for the Jack Miller Center, serving in a progression of roles on the organization’s academic programs, communications, and development teams. Emily holds a B.A. in history from Davidson College. After spending a decade in Philadelphia, she and her husband now live in Washington, DC, and enjoy exploring their new city. Emily is an avid reader and spends her time cheering on the Wildcats (both Davidson and Villanova) in college basketball.