Past Campaigns

EmPOWERed Campaign

The Trinity EmPOWERed Campaign: Excellence & Sustainability for the Next 100 Years Campaign celebrates the accomplishments throughout our history while preparing Trinity for its next century of educating young women.  From our earliest days of investing in women’s education at a time when women in this country were not even given the right to vote, to present days of building self-confident leaders with strong faith and a thirst for knowledge and truth, Trinity has always been at the forefront of the empowerment of women.  This Campaign builds upon Trinity’s history of excellence and will ensure the best learning opportunities for our young women.
Trinity EMPOWERED Campaign completed two things:
  •  Initiate an endowment fund that provides student scholarships and financial assistance for the future and ensures resources to retain and attract the best faculty possible.
  •  Invest in Trinity’s infrastructure and renovate the facilities to be more efficient, sustainable, and supportive of its academic excellence.

Campaign Tri-Chairs

Muriel Quinn ‘87 and Robert Pasin
Kathy and Doug Kurtenbach
Katie (Watts ‘80) and Andy Rauh, M.D.

Campaign and Construction Updates

List of 10 items.

  • February 10, 2021 Newsletter

    We are delighted to share an update on two major fundraising initiatives at Trinity High School -- our EmPOWERed Campaign and our Trinity Theater Renovation Plan. We are delighted to share an update on two major fundraising initiatives at Trinity High School -- our EmPOWERed Campaign and our Trinity Theater Renovation Plan.   Click Here
  • March 5, 2021 Newsletter

    We are beginning the approval process with the Village of River Forest which will take us through mid-April. Wight & Co. has provided preliminary drafts of renderings for our project all with our three main goals in mind: accessibility, security, and sustainability. Click here
  • April 14, 2021 Newsletter

    We continue to work with our partners at the Village of River Forest to care for all necessary steps for approval of our EmPOWERed Campaign construction project. Additionally, we are in preparation mode as we move forward with the next steps. Click here.
  • Sustainability Workshop Video

  • May 14, 2021 Newsletter

    It's happening! We are thrilled to report that work has begun on the Trinity Theater Renovation Plan! The chairs have been removed from the auditorium! Would you believe it only took three days? Stay tuned for more to come.  Click here
  • June 29, 2021 Newsletter

    Great News!  Since February we have been working with the Village of River Forest to seek approval for our EmPOWERed Campaign Construction project. As of last night's Village of River Forest Board of Trustee meeting, Trinity has been approved to move ahead and break ground!  Click here.
  • August 10, 2021 Newsletter

    We are thrilled to announce that Trinity hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, August 3, celebrating the start of the construction of the EmPOWERed Project. All generous EmPOWERed Campaign donors, EmPOWERed Campaign Tri-Chairs, Trinity's Leadership Team, Trinity's Board of Directors, representatives of the Village of River Forest, owners reps (Cullen Construction Management), the architect team (Wight & Co.), and construction crew (Berglund Construction) were invited to join us in a blessing, celebratory toast, and "beam signing." Click here to read the full newsletter.
  • January 13, 2022 Newsletter

    We are going vertical! As you know, we broke ground late last summer and, like everything else, we have experienced delays. However, construction is moving along nicely now. Click here to read more!
  • March 25, 2022

    Construction update video and Theater Dedication! Click here to read more.
  • June 22, 2022

    We are in the home stretch of the EmPOWERed Campaign Construction Project! The newly constructed single-story link and four-story elevator tower bring ADA access from the main building to our Sister Michelle Germanson Athletic Facility. Click here to read more.

Groundbreaking: August 3, 2021

Ribbon Cutting October 4, 2022

Honorary Chairs

Diane Kennedy, O.P. ‘51
Margaret Kearin Carey‘53
Clare “Sistie” and Eugene McEnery, M.D.
JoAnn (Arena ‘77) and Dan Murphy
Carol (Giles ‘50) and William Parrillo ✝

Steering Committee

Christine Lee Bollettino ‘68
Mary Pat Devereux ‘76
Michelle Germanson, O.P. ✝
Kevin Hanley
Tim Hanley
Mark Hosty
Kristy Kokenes-Mau ‘74
Triss Brady Meyer ‘67
Jodi (Nowicki ‘81) and Ed Pacer
Wendy (Milewski ‘83) and Bob Planek
Bill Planek
Anastasie Senat ‘93
Joe Shaker