The Long Walk Societies

The Long Walk Societies (LWS) were formed in 1992 as a way to show the College’s appreciation for leadership gifts to Trinity College.  The LWS bring together generations of donors and volunteers--veteran leaders and emerging leaders--to support virtually every aspect of academic and student life.

The President's Circle

$100,000 or more

Young Members 

​Young alumni classes through the 10th Reunion are included in the Downes Society with a gift of $150 multiplied by the number of years since graduation.  

Current Students: $100

2014: $100

2013: $200

2012: $300

2011: $400

2010: $500

2009: $600

2008: $700

2007: $800

2006: $900

2005: $1,000

The Summit Society

$50,000 - $99,999

Northam Towers Circle

$25,000 - $49,999

​Seabury Fellows

$10,000 - $24,999

​Jarvis Associates

$5,000 - $9,999

Downes Society

$2,000 - $4,999


Benefits of Membership:

To express our appreciation for your loyal and generous support, the College offers the following:

  • Recognition in our Annual Report of Philanthropy and at Long Walk Societies events. 
  • Invitations to several LWS events on campus and regional receptions throughout the country.

Making a Gift:

  • You may make a credit card gift using American Express, MasterCard or VISA by calling the toll-free gift line 800-771-6184 or by visiting the online giving page.
  • You may send your gift through the mail to the Trinity Fund, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106-3100.
  • You may make your gift with cash, check, credit card or securities.
  • To make a gift of securities, please contact the Business Office at (860) 297-5367.
  • Corporate matching gifts count toward membership.
  • You and your Trinity spouse are eligible for joint membership.

For more information about the LWS, please contact William Knapp​, Director of Annual Giving, (860) 297-2366.