Trinity Episcopal School

An independent K-8 Episcopal day school five miles from the heart of Austin

Endowments & Funds

Endowment is the ultimate source of long-term security for an institution because it provides a secure source of money that will always be available for the purpose for which the funds were given.  In addition to stability, endowments also allow for flexibility in meeting the ever-changing needs of an educational institution. Several endowments have been established at Trinity:


Glenn and Glenda Forgan Scholarship Endowment

Established in 2000 by Margaret Forgan to be used for scholarships to qualified students whose families demonstrate financial need.

Endowment for Faculty Excellence

Established in 2000 by Cliff and Linda Mountain to enhance faculty excellence at Trinity.

The Trinity Library Endowment

Established in 2000 by friends and family of Ted Whatley to support excellence in the Trinity Library with acquisitions and maintenance.

The Janet LaVigna Fund for Health and Well-Being

Established in 2001 by friends and family in memory of Katherine Janet LaVigna to fund health education and life skills programs.

The Jane Ferguson Hill Endowment

Established in 2001 by the Board of Trustees in honor of Founding Head of School, Jane Ferguson Hill, and her vision and leadership in the creation of Trinity Episcopal School.

John and Mildred Holmes Endowment for Faculty Excellence

Established in 2002 to recognize excellence in teaching at Trinity and to be used to support continuing teacher education.

The General Endowment

Established in 2002 by the Board of Trustees to accommodate undesignated gifts to the School. The funds are to be used to meet the school’s most pressing needs as determined by the Board of Trustees.

The President’s Endowment Fund

Established in 2003 in honor of past-president AnnMarie Kocher as a means of honoring all presidents of the Board of Trustees for their service to the school.

The Financial Aid Endowment

Established in 2004 by the Board of Trustees for the purpose of benefiting students who qualify for admission and demonstrate financial need.

The Watson Endowment for Excellence

Established in 2005 by the Watson Family for Trinity’s continued excellence through focused research, meaningful measurement and national benchmarking.

The Arzonetti-McClure Fund for Faculty Travel

Established in 2006 by the Arzonetti and McClure families, this dedicated fund supports faculty travel for expanding their experiences through advanced professional development.

The Angel Fund

Established in 2014 to offer a funded Trinity education from kindergarten through eighth grade to a child from an underrepresented group who demonstrates a high level of financial need. As funds are available, a recipient will be identified through the regular application and financial assistance processes. Each year, the student is expected to maintain all academic and behavioral standards. The student, their family, and all donors will be kept confidential.

A Night To Shine Endowment

Established in 2016 by the Board of Trustees to secure funds raised by the School from the annual A-Night-to-Shine gala over and above the needs in the current year’s operating budget.  These funds will be used for the purpose of benefiting students who qualify for admission and demonstrate financial need and for the purpose of providing professional development to faculty.

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