Why We Give

A Message from Annual Fund Chairs Meg and Scott Tynes

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are honored to chair this year's Annual Fund campaign. Our theme is Community! At the heart of the word CommUNITY is one of Trinity's values — UNITY. It means so much more than just being a member of the community. It is about being a supporter. Having the right support and community is a crucial part of a child's success.

Each year, our entire community comes together to partner with Trinity in its mission through philanthropic gifts. The Annual Fund is a source of critical funds to Trinity's ability to give our children a dynamic and forward-thinking educational curriculum, classroom supplies, faculty salaries, small class sizes, a strong student-teacher ratio, innovative approaches to instruction, facility operations, an unyielding commitment to training teachers, and much more.

There are two ways independent schools fund operations: through tuition and through philanthropy. Tuition doesn't cover the full cost of an exceptional Trinity education. The Trinity Annual Fund bridges this gap and serves as a commitment to who we are as a community. Our goal this year is 100% participation from our families. Total participation sends a strong message that we all believe in Trinity and our children's education. The giving starts with our teachers and staff, who have already given at 100%, followed by the Board of Trustees. What a testament to their commitment to our kids!

Trinity is not just a school; it's a community. And we are beyond humbled and grateful to be part of this exceptional community of families, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. I hope you will join us in making a gift that is meaningful to your family. Thank you in advance for you support!

Meg & Scott Tynes
Parents of Walker and Shelby (4th Grade)
2022-2023 Annual Fund Chairs

There are two ways independent schools operate—through tuition and philanthropy. Tuition doesn't cover the full cost of an exceptional Trinity education.

Giving Levels

$50,000 Trinity Trailblazer
$25,000 Visionary
$10,000 Sustainer
$7,500 Trinity Circle
$5,000 Patron Circle
$1,999 1999 Society
$1,000 Shareholder
$500 Benefactor
$250 Associate

Annual Fund

October 1–21

The Annual Fund is one way that we ensure excellence at Trinity Episcopal School and Blue House Preschool. Specifically, Trinity faces a budget gap each year, which amounts to $1,484 per student, and your gift to the Annual Fund helps to fill that gap. The funds raised secure forward-thinking curriculum, classroom and teachers supplies, field trips, extra fun community-building activities for students, facility operations, cultural activities, and much more.

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Community is only one word, but it says everything. As we unite around exceptional education for our students, we are deeply aware of how rare and powerful community can be. Our united support of the Annual Fund is one important way we work as a team to support a school where each child can thrive.