Giving Opportunities


Annual Appeal – Major Gifts – Legacy Gifts

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 Sally Davis, Vice President of Advancement at 708.453.8396. 

 

Click here for a sample of ways to give and a glossary of giving.

 

I. 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!

There are two ways to contribute to the Annual Fund:

2018/2019 Blazer Circle

The Blazer Circle supports areas of greatest need including the operating budget, which directly benefits all students, faculty, staff, and special programs.
Click here to be a part of the Blazer Circle.

Areas of Greatest Need – supports operating budget which directly benefits students, faculty and staff and special programs.

 Digital Learning, Technology and Safety – As a critical component of the curriculum, these funds ensure that our students have access to leading technology and allow our faculty to transform the classrooms into active learning environments.  School Safety consists of a variety of programs and services that are designed to contribute to the maintenance and establishment of safe and positive learning environments.

 Professional Development – Professional growth and development help ensure that all faculty and staff have access to the resources they need to maintain the distinctive and personalized independent school education that is the hallmark of Trinity High School.

 Campus Wear and Tear: 100 years and continuous improvement on campus.

Join the Blazer Circle Challenge

Are you a first-time donor?  Join the “Blazer Challenge” by donating $10 or more and help us reach 5000 donors.  Say YES to 100 more years of Women’s Education!

 

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.  Trinity’s Pay it 4Ward Program is extra ordinary philanthropy comes in many ways. This program requires a pledge/payment commitment to assist a specific student named by the donor for a young woman’s education at Trinity High School.  

 

 


II. Major Gifts = Trinity Circle

 

 

 

 

Excellence and sustainability for the Next 100 Years Campaign celebrates the accomplishments throughout our history while preparing Trinity for its next century of educating young women.  Blazing into the Next Century Campaign includes Trinity EmPOWERed, Theater Renovation, and Triquetra Society, and Memoriums/Honorariums.

Trinity Circle                             $ 1,000-24,999

Trinity Circle Gold                  $25,000+

Campaign                                    Centennial Empowered Campaign

Trinity Scholarship                Less than $10,000 Name is recognized under Trinity Scholars

Named Scholarship                Over $10,000

Named Full Ride Scholarships $14,400/Annual or $57,600/Full Ride (Named for 1 or 4 years)

Endowed Scholarship F/R        $360,000/Annual or $1,400,000/Full Ride Legacy (4%)

The Trinity Empowered Campaign

Trinity EMPOWERED will do 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.


Theater Renovation – Be Part of the Master Plan

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.  The Trinity Theatre Master Plan for Renovation secures our unique Mission for generations of young women to come.  Artistic Innovation and Academic Excellence have kept Trinity at the forefront of young women’s secondary education since 1918. Trinity community members and neighbors are encouraged to attend our acclaimed student performances and those of our Theatre clients. Our renovation will continue to forge a path of education, creating spaces that enable young women to realize their potential and be confident, intellectual, curious, kind, and creative.

Please contact Sally M. Davis at sdavis@trinityhs.org for more information.  Click here for a listing of donors.


Triquetra Society

Trinity’s symbol of the Triquetra represents knowledge, faith, and strength. Yet it also reflects opportunities for our alumnae and friends to join in philanthropic efforts for Trinity: the annual fund, the centennial campaign, and planned giving. Together we can ensure Trinity’s sustainability for the next 100-years.

 

 

Memorial/Honorarium

 

 

 

 

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 acknowledgment 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
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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.

 

III. Legacy Gifts

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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 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 Sally M. Davis, Vice President of Advancement at sdavis@trinityhs.org 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 Sally M. Davis, Vice President of Advancement at sdavis@trinityhs.org 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.


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 Sally M. Davis, 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.