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TFAS to Offer New Fully-Funded D.C. Law Fellowship Beginning Summer 2019

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is pleased to announce that it will offer a fully-funded Summer Law Fellowship for the first time in 2019. The competitive Fellowship will select 15-20 exceptional law students to receive full scholarships to participate…

3 Reasons to do a TFAS Academic Internship Program This Summer

Dreaming of travel this summer but also want to make it count toward your degree? Looking for a way to expand your mind? Need professional experience through an internship program before graduation? TFAS D.C. Summer Programs give students the unique opportunity…

January in Brief

In case you missed it (ICYMI), here’s a recap of TFAS news highlights for the month of January – more young leaders joined the TFAS Alumni Network, Novak Fellows made news and TFAS scholars took on economic and governmental reform. TFAS Welcomes New…

Scholars Go Head to Head in Libertarianism vs. Conservatism TFAS Debate

In the true TFAS spirit of inspiring civil discourse and dialogue, TFAS hosted a lively “Libertarianism vs. Conservatism” debate on Thursday, Jan. 17, to explore the vital questions and contentious issues that can turn these sometimes-political…

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,”…