Educational Institutions

The Fund for American Studies

  • Washington, DC
  • www.tfas.org

Mission Statement

The Fund for American Studies has been educating young leaders on the values of freedom, democracy and free-market economies since 1967. Eleven institutes around the world bring college students together for educational programs engaging them in a rigorous examination of economic concepts, political systems, and moral philosophy. Our goal is to prepare young people for honorable leadership by educating them in the theory, practice, and benefits of a free society.

Service Areas

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Throughout the United States, located in Washington DC

ruling year

1967

Principal Officer since 1998

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Mr. Roger R. Ream

Keywords

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Washington, DC, free-market, politics, business, economics, international, democracy, american, freedom, internships, philanthropy, volunteerism

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EIN

13-6223604

Also Known As

TFAS

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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The Fund for American Studies brings students together from throughout the United States and around the world to learn about the economic and political principles that have given the US unprecedented freedom and prosperity. The Fund's programs educate over 700 students each year. These programs include six Institutes in Washington, DC, with fall and spring semester programs in addition to the summer programs. The Institutes consist of academic courses, internships, site briefings, and evening lectures at Georgetown University. There are also 5 international programs - two in Prague, two in Greece, and one in Hong Kong. The Prague institutes focus on American politics, economics, and transitions to democracy; the Greece institutes focus on political theory, economics, and conflict resolution; and the Hong Kong institute focuses on the interaction between economics and politics, and how developments in one area inevitably influence the other.

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Service Areas

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Throughout the United States, located in Washington DC

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THE FUND FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Fund for American Studies

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Principal Officer

Mr. Roger R. Ream

BIO

For more than 30 years, Roger Ream (E 76) has worked in the fields of education and public policy. In 1991, he joined The Fund for American Studies as executive vice president and was named president and chief operating officer in 1998. Prior to joining TFAS, Ream was a founding staff member and vice president for development at Citizens for a Sound Economy, an economic policy organization in Washington, D.C. He has also served as special assistant to two U.S. Congressmen and on the senior staff of the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, N.Y. Ream was a founding member of the Frank S. Meyer Society and currently serves as its secretary. He is on the boards of the Foundation for Economic Education, the U.S. Air Force Academy Foundation, the International Freedom Educational Foundation and is a trustee of the Philadelphia Society. He also serves on the advisory board of America’s Future Foundation. Ream received his bachelor’s degree in history from Vanderbilt University. A native of Wisconsin, he is married and has three daughters.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Randal C. Teague

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP

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