Development Update: Fall 2015

Campaign for Trinity’s Second Century Soars Past $25 Million

The Campaign for Trinity’s Second Century is closing in on its $30 million goal, reaching nearly $26 million this summer. A bequest from Jeanne Ann Griffin ’48 of more than $380,000 launched the Science Equipment Fund with a goal of $1 million to purchase state-of-the-art instrumentation for the eight science labs in the new Trinity Academic Center. Educating women in science and math is a national priority and Trinity is at the forefront in this effort. Enhanced by recent gifts, the Campaign Scholarship goal of $5 million is at nearly $3.5 million. To contribute to the Science Equipment Fund or the Scholarship Fund, please contact our Development Department, 202-884-9705.

Scholarship Supports Nontraditional Students

For 25 years, the McLean, Virginia, branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has chosen Trinity to receive scholarship funds raised through its annual book sale to support nontraditional students returning to college. Juanita Mulaire Cullen ’64, a member of the AAUW, has been the steadfast advocate for Trinity’s receipt of this scholarship.

This year senior business administration majors Nakia Dawkins and Ashanti Narce received AAUW scholarships. Dawkins returned to Trinity in 2012 after a seven year hiatus from school. Narce transferred to Trinity after repeatedly postponing her education to provide for her two children. Both students are immensely grateful for the financial support that is helping them fulfill their dreams of a college degree.

A Founder’s Lasting Legacy

Sr. Julia McGroarty, SND, a founder of Trinity College, is perpetually remembered with her name ascribed to Trinity’s planned giving society. Alumnae and friends who designate Trinity Washington University as a recipient of funds from their estate through their will are the valued members of the Julia McGroarty Society. Over the years, Trinity has been the beneficiary of gifts planned by forward-thinking donors who understand that the value of a college education remains a powerful gift that changes lives and improves society.
Please consider naming Trinity as a beneficiary in your will. For more information or sample bequest language, please contact the Development Office at 202-884-9720.

Campus Living Possible Through New Scholarship

The full Trinity experience includes living in the residence halls, dining in Alumnae Hall, studying in the library and having time for sports and extra-curricular activities. For many students, time for on-campus life is taken away in long commutes that disrupt the tempo of college life. A Residential Mentor Scholarship was established last year by a mother and daughter to assist full-time undergraduates meet the cost of living in residence at Trinity. Retention and degree completion is much higher among resident students. Six students recieved the Residential Mentor Scholarship this year.

To help offset a student’s $10,000 annual campus residency cost, contributions to the Residential Mentor Scholarship Fund can be made through the Trinity Annual Fund. The Class of 1951 launched an effort to raise this amount from their classmates to support a student from the Class of 2016.

Double Your Gift to Trinity

More than 20,000 corporations offer matching gift plans to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations like Trinity. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift or match contributions even after you have retired. Check with your human resources office and sign up to give the gift of education at Trinity with twice the impact!