Celebrating 50 Years of Teaching Freedom

Join TFAS for a black-tie affair as we celebrate 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

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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, more than 16,000 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.

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Ensure that tomorrow's leaders learn the foundations of a free society, regardless of their financial situation.

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Upcoming Events

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24th Annual Robert Novak Journalism Awards

The Fund for American Studies will hold the 24th Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner at the National Press Club in Washington on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, to introduce this year’s Novak Fellowship winners and honor Brian Lamb, founder of…

TFAS 50th Anniversary Gala

We invite you – our supporters, alumni, professors and friends – to a black-tie gala evening at the elegant National Building Museum in Washington, DC on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Toast, dine, dance and reminisce with us as we commemorate the past 50 years,…
 

Invest in Knowledge with the Ben Franklin Club

Contribute to TFAS student scholarships in small installments through The Ben Franklin Club. These monthly gifts can make the difference and help us share our message of freedom with tomorrow's leaders.

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The Latest at TFAS

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Why the Assault on Campus Free Speech Threatens Our Republic

It’s no secret that free speech is increasingly under threat on U.S. college campuses. A number of University of Chicago activist groups, including U of C Resist and UChicago Socialists, demanded that the university rescind its offer for Corey Lewandowski…

TFAS Alumni discuss Philanthropy and Liberty at Weekend Conference

TFAS alumni working and volunteering with nonprofit organizations gathered for a thought-provoking Curriculum of Liberty Seminar on “Philanthropy and Liberty” on January 27-29, 2017. Co-sponsored by Liberty Fund, Inc., alumni participants discussed…

TFAS Professor Christopher Koopman Unpacks the Sharing Economy

“The sharing economy is going to eat the world and you’re going to be better for it,” TFAS professor Christopher Koopman stated, opening his lecture on government regulation and the sharing economy, delivered to TFAS Capital Semester and Leadership and…

Alumna Turns TFAS Journalism Experience Into National Collegiate Honor

Growing up in the ever-changing political environment of Wisconsin sparked Jordyn Noennig’s (IPJ 15) interest in politics at an early age. Upon heading off to college and deciding on a career path, her interest in current events led her to pursue a career…