Campaign Tri-Chair E. Thayer Bigelow, Jr. ’65, P’99
has been a Trinity trustee since 2002. A graduate in political science who went on to earn an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, he was managing general partner of his own media company, Bigelow Media, LLC, for seven years. Prior to founding the company, he was a senior adviser to Time Warner. He also served as CEO at Courtroom Television Network and Time Warner Cable Programming, Inc., president of HBO, and CFO of Time, Inc. He has also been closely involved with such media enterprises as Cinemax and Comedy Central and serves on the boards of several institutions. He has contributed to many of Trinity’s top initiatives and has served on College committees involved with parent relations, admissions, and career placement. He is married to Patricia Whetzel Bigelow P’04, P’10.
Campaign Tri-Chair George A. Kellner ’64
has been a Trinity trustee since 1990. A graduate in history, he also earned a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School and an M.B.A. from NYU. He is founder and CEO of Kellner, DiLeo and Co., LLC, an investment management firm. He founded KDC Merger Arbitrage Fund, L.P. in 1981. Prior to these businesses, he was senior vice president at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he founded its arbitrage department. Before commencing his arbitrage career, he was vice president and house counsel of the Madison Fund, where he had broad responsibilities as a financial analyst and portfolio manager. He and his wife Martha Kellner are trustees of the Kellner Foundation, which has provided a wide range of faculty and scholarship opportunities at Trinity. He is a member of the College’s Wall of Honor, winner of the Eigenbrodt Cup, President’s Leadership Medal, and Alumni Achievement Award.
Campaign Tri-Chair Cornelia Parsons Thornburgh ’80
has been a Trinity trustee since 2004 and is chair of the Trinity College Fund. She received a Bachelor’s degree in political science at Trinity and went on to earn an M.B.A. from Columbia University. Now retired, she spent several years working in advertising with J. Walter Thompson in Los Angeles and First Boston Corporation in New York. She then retired to raise her children and to devote much of her time to volunteer work. Organizations she has worked with include the Zurich International School, the American Ballet Theater, and the Convent of the Sacred Heart, her children’s school for which she served as chair of the board of trustees. She has served on the Board of Fellows at Trinity, as well as many other volunteer and reunion committees, including the Long Walk Societies. She is married to Richard E. Thornburgh.