The Annual Fund helps bridge the gap in the operating budget between tuition revenues and the actual cost of providing an education at Trinity. The school depends upon the tradition of giving to enhance its programs and facilities, thus enriching each student's academic, creative, and ethical development and providing a platform for their unique voice. The funds also supplement teacher resources, expand technology use, and provide competitive compensation packages for the faculty.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please search the database below or contact the Development office.
For the 2022 - 2023 academic year, there are three vital parts of our Faculty Venture Grant funding. All aspects revolve around Trinity’s mission statement, which speaks of academic excellence, and each child is known, valued, and has a unique voice. One way we reach academic excellence is through differentiation of instruction. Students bring a range of aptitude to our classrooms, and Trinity will focus on professional development for faculty as it relates to differentiated instruction. Another focal point, particularly as the school emerges from the pandemic, is to continue our partnership with the Institute for Social and Emotional Learning. This partnership enables each child, in their unique space, to be known and valued far beyond academics and into the social and emotional realm. Finally, another area of emphasis, where each child has a unique voice, is continued work on diversity, inclusion, and equity. The more work we do to understand and celebrate our students' individual and collective voices, the stronger our community will become.
Trinity School celebrates diversity across its students, families, and staff. Since 1961, the school has encouraged economic diversity, allowing hundreds of students to benefit from a Trinity education through our financial assistance program. The Fund-A-Need event raises funds to build our endowment. Our financial assistance program supports approximately 15% of Trinity students.
A Capital Campaign is a periodic fundraising program integral to the independent school experience. The goal is to raise funds for a specific need within a particular time frame. Examples of a capital campaign include fundraising for construction, renovation of an area or space, or an endowment fund. Examples of a capital campaign specific to Trinity School include the construction of the Learning Center (Art Studio, Science Lab, Music Room, Classrooms, and Administrative offices) in 2007 and the LEAF Project (fields, Nature Path, Amphitheater, playground, lower court, greenhouse, and garden) in 1999.
Donors may wish to consider giving through such means as life insurance, bequests, or charitable trusts. In addition, planned giving may be a way to reduce estate and inheritance taxes. We encourage you to speak with your financial advisor when considering any planned gift.