50th Anniversary Gala: Celebrating 50 Years of Teaching Freedom

Toast, dine, dance and reminisce with TFAS as we commemorate the past 50 years, and look ahead to sharing the benefits of a free society with the many generations to come!

Teaching Freedom Since 1967


The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is an educational nonprofit that is changing the world by developing leaders for a free society. Our transformational programs teach the principles of limited government, free-market economics and honorable leadership to students and young professionals in America and around the world.

Since 1967, nearly 17,000 students, representing 144 countries, have attended a TFAS summer- or semester-length program. In addition to our core institutes, TFAS reaches more than 60,000 young people annually through educational videos, fellowships and seminars. TFAS programs inspire these future leaders to make a difference in their communities and throughout the world by upholding the values essential to the preservation and success of a free society.

Defending Freedom Luncheon with The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch

TFAS is pleased to announce Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch of the U.S. Supreme Court as keynote speaker of our Defending Freedom Luncheon on Sept. 28, 2017.


TFAS Events


Celebrate 50 Years of TFAS in Budapest

Celebrate 50 Years of TFAS in Budapest on Sept. 23! TFAS alumnus Máté Olti (AIPES 10) is hosting a dinner celebration at the Most Bistro to connect TFAS alumni and friends in the area. This special event is part of our year-long, global birthday celebration.…

TFAS 50th Anniversary Gala

Toast, dine, dance and reminisce with us as we commemorate the past 50 years, and look ahead to sharing the benefits of a free society to the many generations to come!

Be A Part of History

Join our 50th Anniversary Fund and ensure that tomorrow's leaders learn the foundations of a free society.


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