The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that has been awarded a grant of $150,000 by the Thomas W. Smith Foundation. The grant of $50,000 per year will support three years of programming, beginning in September 2014.

“This three year grant will help the AHI expand the scope of its educational offerings as well as partially fund our new periodical Enquiry that will focus on history, current events and economics,” said Richard Erlanger, President of the AHI. “The content of this new periodical will be written by accomplished scholars and students at various Universities and Colleges around the country. We appreciate the Foundation’s continuing support of our scholarly programming.”

“We are delighted to renew our support the Alexander Hamilton Institute,” wrote Chairman of the Board Thomas W. Smith, in the letter announcing the award. The organization awarded the AHI a similar grant in 2011.

“The house of tyranny, as America’s founders fully understood, can be entered through multiple doors,” stated AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette.  “The Thomas W. Smith Foundation, in extending its generosity, seeks to educate citizens about both the blessings and fragility of a free society.  For a second time, the Foundation has honored the AHI by stepping forward with a substantial grant to support its programming. In 2014-15, it will center on looking into America’s past to understand better the essentials–limited government, private property, personal freedom, and equality under the law– for a future return of America to prosperity. May our deeds continue to speak louder than our words.”