Major Gifts and Funding

ACLS is funded by public and private grants, endowment income, annual subscriptions from university and college Associates (including the Research University Consortium), dues from constituent societies and Affiliates, government contracts, and individual gifts. Contributions may be designated specifically to our fellowship programs, to general support, or to a named fund.


We recognize the commitments (gifts, pledges, and planned gifts) made in recognition of our founding in 1919.

$5 million + 

Carnegie Corporation of New York 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

$1,000,000 - $4,999,999 

Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin 

Susan McClary & Robert Walser

$500,000 - $999,999 

Pauline Yu

$250,000 - $499,999 

Lilian Handlin 

H. and T. King 

Carl & Betty Pforzheimer 

Lea Wakeman

$100,000 - $249,999 

Roger & Whitney Bagnall 

James J. O'Donnell 

The Barrington Foundation 

The Henry Luce Foundation 

Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Foundation 

Scott L. Waugh 

Wen-hsin Yeh & James C. Sha

$25,000 - $99,999 

D. Ronald Daniel 

Frances Ferguson 

Renée B. Fisher Foundation 

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation 

Yvette & William Kirby 

Carl H. Pforzheimer III 

Preston M. Torbert 

Nancy J. Vickers 


$5,000 - $24,999 

James H. Averill Jr. 

Sheila Biddle 

BMM Art & Computer, Inc. 

Jonathan D. Culler & Cynthia Chase 

Valerie Wilson Travel and Matthew Gill 

Madeline Einhorn Glick 

Monticello Associates 

Charlotte V. Kuh & Roy Radner 

Nicholas R. Lardy 

Robert S. Rifkind 

Abby Smith Rumsey 

Matthew S. Santirocco 

Lavori Sterling Foundation, Inc.