Dear Members of the Trinity Community,
I am delighted to present the 2013 Annual Report of Philanthropy, which celebrates the generosity and loyalty of the alumni, parents, and friends who made gifts to the College between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. To all who gave, I offer sincerest thanks on behalf of the students and faculty who are the ultimate beneficiaries of your philanthropy.
As a donor to the College, you have had an impact on each member of our community and every facet of College life. Gifts to the Trinity College Fund support excellence, every day—in our classrooms and laboratories and studios, on our playing fields, and in our work with the community. Contributions toward financial aid help make it possible for the College to admit more of the best and brightest students who apply to Trinity each year, nurturing the diverse experiences and perspectives critical to providing an environment for rigorous inquiry and academic debate. Support for facilities initiatives, new technologies, and campus beautification—including renovations to Gates Quadrangle, dedicated last fall, and important upgrades to classrooms and laboratories—protect our iconic campus and sustain the traditional liberal arts experience of faculty-mentored student research and new pedagogies. Investments in athletics enable Trinity to compete at the highest levels while remaining steadfast in our commitment to cultivating scholar-athletes, a source of pride for our entire community. And, at the very heart of our mission, gifts toward faculty and academic programs engender a community of fellow learners and an ethos that facilitates the transformative moments, between student and professor, that are the hallmark of a Trinity education.
Our strength as an academic community flows from the many supporters who never waver in their generosity and commitment to the future of this College. We have had much to celebrate this past year, and I am personally grateful to every graduate, parent, friend, student, faculty and staff member, and organization who contributed to our success. I thank you all, most sincerely, and remain,
Yours very truly,
James F. Jones, Jr.
President and Trinity College
Professor in the Humanities