Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends:
I am pleased to present this annual report, which is one small way for us to thank and recognize the nearly 13,000 donors who provided philanthropic support to the College during the 2010-2011 fiscal year.
The collective good will and generosity of the College’s alumni, parents, and friends have enabled Trinity to provide scholarships to young men and women who would not otherwise be able to attend the College, enhance the competitiveness of our athletic programs, support faculty-mentored student research in our laboratories, and provide opportunities for our students to engage with the community both at home in Hartford and in cities throughout the world.
Since mid-2006, Trinity has been involved in two very important six-year campaigns: the Cornerstone Campaign—with a goal of $300 million in gifts to support scholarships, faculty, academic programs, and critical campus improvements; and the Legacy Campaign, with a goal of $75 million in future estate gifts. As of June 30, 2011, we had achieved $243.6 million and $63.8 million, respectively, in these two campaigns. It is a testament to the abiding love for Trinity that 82% of the College’s alumni have participated in the campaigns thus far. As we enter the final year of these fundraising efforts, we are hopeful that your loyalty and support for our students and faculty will be sustained.
We are honored to recognize the names of those individuals who provided financial support to Trinity in the past fiscal year. Whether to the Trinity College Fund, to a capital initiative, or to the endowment, all gifts make a difference. On behalf of the College and its students, faculty, staff, and Trustees, I humbly thank you for your investment and all that it makes possible.
Yours very truly,
James F. Jones, Jr.
President and Trinity College
Professor in the Humanities