Engaging and Supporting the Alumni Network


The TFAS 50th Anniversary Liberty + Leadership Campaign will engage our alumni network by expanding our alumni relations office as well as offering career placement services, ensuring alumni secure jobs where they can make a difference as honorable leaders advancing liberty and free-market economics.

$2 Million toward this initiative will allow TFAS to:

+  Expand our Alumni Relations Office, allowing us to connect with our 42,000 TFAS and FTE alumni and activate them as advocates for the ideas of liberty and free markets.

TFAS alumni gather in Athens, Greece for a weekend conference on “Liberty from Locke to Hayek”  and reunion reception.

+  Provide career placement services, utilizing our extensive network in Washington, D.C. and around the country, to assist alumni in securing jobs where they can make a difference as honorable leaders advancing liberty and free-market economics.

+  Create Alumni Connect – an online platform that will house the most up-to-date information about alumni and facilitate communication and professional networking among peers, as well as host an in-house online education portal.

Everyone in the program, from fellow students to TFAS staff to TFAS alumni had a positive impact …. What excites me the most is that TFAS has 17,000 alumni around the world, and I have only met the tip of the iceberg.” –  TFAS Alumnus Patrick McGarry Jr.

+  Establish TFAS Alumni Leadership Academy and Summit to offer targeted opportunities for engaged and influential alumni. The academy and annual summit will educate these individuals to be more effective in their careers and the fight for freedom, and to be ambassadors for The TFAS Journey.


Featured Alumnus: Congressman David Rouzer

Congressman David Rouzer is the U.S Representative for North Carolina's 7th congressional district. He spent two summers with TFAS, participating in programs in Washington, D.C. and Prague, Czech Republic, and credits TFAS for helping push him along his career path. "I would not be here today if it weren't for The Fund for American Studies," says Rep. Rouzer. "I'm very grateful for the opportunities and experiences of those two summers. It certainly propelled me into the arena ... it made me recognize that what we have in this country is very precious, but also exceptionally fragile."