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How to Bring Civility Back to Politics

By Melanie Benit (IEIA 14, ILA 15, PPF 18) Coming out of the bitterly-fought midterm elections, it’s easy to feel as though the United States has reached unprecedented levels of partisanship, but new research and lessons from our own history paint a different…

TFAS Welcomes 13 New Capital Semester Alumni

On Dec. 6, 2018, 13 future leaders were welcomed into the TFAS Alumni Network at the Fall 2018 Capital Semester on Leadership and the American Presidency closing ceremony. Capital Semester on Leadership and the American Presidency, a TFAS program held in partnership…

Why It’s Smart to Name a Charity as the Beneficiary of Your Retirement Plan

Are you looking for a straightforward way to support charities through your estate but also reduce the tax impact on your heirs? If so, look no further than your retirement accounts, such as an IRA, 401k or 403b. There is often a substantial tax benefit to…

Fellows Look to the Past for Answers to Today’s Problems during Public Policy Retreat in Gettysburg

How can we solve the biggest problems facing our world today? The Fund for American Studies’ Public Policy Fellows searched for answers by examining one of America’s most contentious times in history – the Civil War – during a weekend retreat…

Barbara Wainscott Makes Lasting Impact Through Legacy Gift to TFAS

Longtime TFAS supporter Barbara Simmons Wainscott passed away on April 13, 2018.  Her legacy continues through a generous bequest to TFAS. Mrs. Wainscott, 71, was a graduate of Mary Baldwin University. After college she worked in the Nixon White House and…

TFAS alumni discuss “Philanthropy and Liberty” at Curriculum of Liberty Seminar

Twelve outstanding alumni of The Fund for American Studies’ (TFAS) programs came together to discuss the history, purpose and future of philanthropy during a Curriculum of Liberty Seminar. The three-day conference, entitled “Philanthropy and Liberty,”…

25th Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner Gives Hope for Future of Journalism

“Encouraging,” “inspirational,” “giving hope for the future” –  these were the words ringing throughout the Metropolitan Club of New York as we concluded the 25th Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner on Sept. 27, 2018. WATCH…

TFAS Alumni and Supporters Converge to Celebrate Liberty and Leadership at 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans

“We are winning. Our ideas are winning throughout the world!,” exclaimed Johan Norberg, 2018 Walter Judd Freedom Award recipient and the concluding speaker at the TFAS 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans. More than 120 TFAS alumni, supporters and…

TFAS Announces 2018-19 Public Policy Fellows

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) welcomed the 2018-19 recipients of the Public Policy Fellowship (PPF) during a reception in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12. The gathering connected this year’s class with past fellowship participants and the larger…

TFAS to Announce First Joseph Rago Fellowship Recipient at 25th Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner

This Thursday, Sept. 27, The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) will announce the first recipient of a Fellowship honoring the late Wall Street Journal editorial writer Joseph Rago at the 25th Annual Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Awards Dinner. Elliot Kaufman…