Rebecca Richards

Director of Fund for Academic Renewal (FAR)

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Rebecca Richards is the Director of the Fund for Academic Renewal (FAR), a program of ACTA that works closely with higher education donors to design, monitor, and evaluate transformative gifts that meet their philanthropic objectives. Prior to joining FAR, she was a fellow with the John Jay Institute. Rebecca graduated from Baylor University with a University Scholar’s degree in philosophy and is currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Kent in Philanthropic Studies. Her work has been published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Philanthropy Daily, Law and Liberty, and the Washington Examiner.


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