THE TRINITY FUND
What is it?
The Trinity Fund is an annual appeal to all Trinity parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, Trustees, faculty, staff, and friends for gifts to support the School’s operating budget and top priorities. Like other independent schools, Trinity relies on philanthropic support each year to meet the financial needs of the School and to provide each student with the best possible education. Parent participation is critical to the School’s ability to secure outside funding. Each year, more than 90 percent of our parents make Trinity a philanthropic priority.
Why do we have it?
Tuition covers approximately 80 percent of the cost of a Trinity education. The School depends upon gifts to The Trinity Fund to help close the gap and to provide a margin of excellence for which the School is well-known. The Trinity Fund directly supports immediate needs and allows the School the flexibility to respond quickly to unexpected challenges.
When is it?
We kick off The Trinity Fund at the start of the school year, and it officially ends on June 30 of the following year. The School’s fiscal year is July 1 to June 30.
How can I make a gift?
The Trinity Fund accepts:
- gifts of cash, check, or money order
- gifts of stock or other securities
- gifts via credit card or debit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
- gifts can be made in person, over the phone, via mail, or on the School’s secure website
- pledges of any amount to be paid by June 30 of that school year
SPOTLIGHT ON ART
What is it?
An annual series of events organized as a benefit for Trinity School. Comprised of two main components, Spotlight on Art includes: the Art
ists Market on our campus and the Gala featuring live and silent auctions. Hundreds of Trinity parent volunteers develop relationships with artists, curate a spectacular selection of original art, and plan the details of several unique special events.
Events are open to the public. Collectors and art lovers come from all over the Southeast. Friends are welcome! Proceeds benefit things such as professional development for teachers, financial aid for students, educational enhancements for the classrooms, as well as a non-profit organization chosen each fall by the Sixth Grade Leadership Class.
What is the Artists Market?
The Allison Williams Activity Center (AWAC) is converted to an art gallery for six days and is open to the public.
- 350 artists are chosen to participate; from popular stars of the art world to emerging artists just beginning to make their marks
- Thousands of original works of art from fine art to decorative and functional pieces to jewelry are featured
- Prior to the Artists Market, Trinity hosts a preview market in conjunction with Neiman Marcus, Lenox Square. A small sampling of artists’ works is displayed for sale at the retail space, typically from December-January.
What is the Gala?
Dinner, drinks, dancing, and silent and live auction. A limited number of tickets are sold.
- Live auction features one-of-a-kind experiences and items
- Silent auction treasures include getaways, experiences, home items, gifts for men, women, and children, and more
- If you are interested in making a donation to the auction, please contact Leisy Ruddock, Director of Special Events, at 404-231-8119 or email@example.com.
When is Spotlight on Art?
January 31 - February 5, 2022
AWAC, Trinity School Campus
How can I find out about volunteering?
There are many volunteer opportunities on the front lines or behind the scenes; for long commitments or just a few hours at a time, and for anyone with any time or desire to contribute!
You’ll hear more about volunteering for the Art
ists Market and the Gala from your Host Family, Room Parent, and Grade Level Representative. Feel free to direct questions to them or contact Leisy Ruddock, Director of Special Events, at 404-231-8119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can also be on the lookout for more information on signing up to volunteer with Spotlight on Art through our summer mailing.