Giving Opportunities

Blessed with the philanthropy of our strong benefactors, our alumnae, parents, friends, corporations and foundations, Trinity thrives! Your support assists us in offering programs that shape and define the woman of the 21st century; well educated, with a positive sense of self and compassion and service to and for others.

We ask for your commitment to maintain and grow the excellent programs that Trinity, in the Sinsinawa tradition, deliver to our young women, tomorrow’s leaders.  Please review the varied ways you can make a significant impact on these fine students. For more information regarding the following giving opportunities, contact Christine (Lee) Bollettino at or call 708.453.8396.


Annual Appeal

Gifts to the Annual Appeal are unrestricted and are an investment in furthering the Mission of Trinity High School; academically, spiritually and through service to others.         

Regardless of the year, Trinity continues to instill Knowledge, Strength, and Faith in our young women!

Click here to donate to the Annual Appeal.


Gift of Stock

 A gift of appreciated stock made directly to Trinity gives you a dual tax benefit.  You avoid paying taxes on the capital gains, and you can write off the full value as a donation when you itemize your taxes if you have owned the asset for more than one year.  To make a gift of stock toTrinity High School, please contact your financial adviser with the following information:

The designated shares should be sent to:
Merrill Lynch 
Contact:  Janet Marmo (630)954-6358
Please notify Chris Bollettino, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at 708-453-8396 in advance of any stock transfers so that proper acknowledgment may be made.  

Gift from your IRA distribution

If you are 70 1/2 or older, the government requires you to take a distribution from either your IRA or 401K.  These distributions are 100 percent taxable and can create an additional tax on your Society Security benefits, even if you give the money away after you receive it.  The good news is that if you redirect this distribution to Trinity, you skip the taxes!  To make a direct charitable distribution from your IRA, please click here for the letter of instruction and contact information.  

 IMG_2820Take a seat…A First Class Opportunity!

The Class of ’63 was the first class to graduate from the present Trinity auditorium.

For their 50th reunion they inaugurated a “first class” initiative – to begin replacing the broken and irreparable auditorium seats. You, too, can “take a seat” and be a part of Trinity’s heritage. Purchase a seat for $250 and have it inscribed as a tribute to your parents, daughters, friends, and family.

Please contact Christine Bollettino at for more information or click here to donate!




The Class of 1980 Scholarship

The Class of 1980 is a class of more than 190 women who have influenced the world in countless small, and large, meaningful ways.  Trinity High School played a critical role in shaping who we have become – honorable, successful and independent women, guided by faith and love. We believe all young girls should have the opportunity to experience the same friendship, education and spiritual guidance we were fortunate enough to receive.

In honor of our Trinity High School 35th anniversary, we, Katie Watts Rauh and Vicky Saracco Brander gave a founding gift to establish the Class of ’80 Scholarship. This need-based scholarship comes with academic requirements, ensuring no girl who works hard and wants to succeed will be denied a Trinity education because of an inability to pay.

Will you show your Trinity Blazer spirit, in honor of each other, our shared experiences and in recognition of the role Trinity played in your life, and donate to the Class of ’80 scholarship fund?

Any contribution is valuable and can be made as a gift from you, in honor of parents or a family member or as a gift to honor you. Please contact Christine Bollettino at for more information.



This program allows named individuals to be remembered in the Masses and daily prayers of the Trinity Community. A beautiful card with an etching of the school can be sent as an acknowledgement to the family or to the person who is being honored. Click here

This program can be used for:

  • A memorial of the life of someone who has died *
  • An Honorarium/Celebration of a significant occasion (i.e. anniversary, birthday etc.)
  • A Remembrance of someone who is ill and in need of prayers
  • Gratitude for an act of kindness

Memorial gifts totaling in excess of $1,000 will place the deceased in the Heritage Society. Click here to remember someone with a memorial gift.

Contact Marigayle Harrington at 708.453.8328 to have mass cards sent to you.

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The Heritage Society

The Heritage Society is a giving society dedicated to preserving the future of Trinity High School. Membership is offered to those who notify Trinity that they have made a planned gift to Trinity, and to those who make a significant gift in the name of a deceased loved one.

Heritage Society gifts support:
• Academic programs
• Faculty enhancement
• Campus improvements

Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts allow you to arrange for a donation now that will benefit Trinity at the time of your death. All of these arrangements have tax benefits and some can even increase your lifetime income or provide income for your loved ones. Some examples are:

  • Charitable Request – a provision in your will or revocable living trust naming Trinity as the recipient of a fixed sum of money, or a percentage of your assets or a specifiec asset. A charitable bequest can eliminate or reduce estate taxes. Bequests are also flexible if circumstances change.
  • Named Beneficiary – You may name Trinity as the beneficiary of an insurance policy, an IRA, certificate of deposit or U.S. Saving Bonds simply by filling out a beneficiary designation form. As with a bequest, if circumstances change, you may change the beneficiary designation.
  • Income to You or Your Loved Ones – By setting up a special trust or annuity, you can establish an income stream for yourself or your loved ones while benefiting Trinity and reducing your taxes.

Trinity’s proud tradition is not passed on by chance but rather through the continued support and generosity of its alumnae, parents and friends. Help us continue to provide the premier quality education to young women by naming Trinity in your planned giving.

For more information please contact Christine Lee bollettino’68, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at or at 708.453.8396.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate and/or individual sponsorship provides excellent visibility for you or your company through Trinity High School.

To sponsor events and/or athletics during the school year please contact: Please contact Christine Bollettino at or 708.453.8396.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match varied charitable contributions made by their employees. Please check with your employer to find out whether your company has a Matching Gift program.  If so please submit the forms to us along with your donation.

Sister Michelle Germanson Assistance Fund

In the Spring of 2012 the Board of Directors wanted to commemorate Sister Michelle for her illustrious tenure as President of Trinity High School for the past twenty years. Along with honoring her with the prestigious Trinitarian Award, they also established the Sister Michelle Student Assistance Fund. It is no accident that under Sister Michelle’s leadership, Trinity has become one of the THE premier Chicagoland high schools. Continuing the traditions of single gender enrollment along with academic excellence,  Sister Michelle never wants to turn away a qualified, inquisitive and bright young woman because of financial challenges. Offering financial assistance to those who have a desire to enhance their academics, athletics, fine arts and service to others has been beneficial to the student and ultimately to Trinity and society.

Click here to donate to the SMG Assistance Fund.

Sponsor a Student

In the spirit of the Sinsinawa Dominicans, who truly sponsored their students to reach greater goals, we seek assistance so we do not have to say “no” to a young girl seeking a Trinity education.

Click here to sponsor a Trinity student.