Young Alumni

The Young Alumni Challenge

Thanks to the generosity of our young alumni donors last year, Wyllie Boughton’20, Isabel Sanchez ’20, and Sandra Leigh '20 arrived on campus this fall. The classes of 2013 and 2007 each earned the right to name a scholar for 2016/17 by coming in first and second during last year’s young alumni challenge.

This year, to ensure our three new Bantams could continue their Trinity journey, members of the board again pledged up to $200,000 to fund the three Young Alumni Scholars if 400 young alumni made a gift — of any size. 421 young alumni donors met the challenge! The classes of 2012 and 2015 have earned the right to name a scholar for next year.

Thank you to all young alumni who participated and made this challenge a success! Your support makes the Trinity Journey possible.

Please see the class by class results of the challenge below and information on our young alumni scholars. 


The Results


Young Alumni Scholars

Isabel Sanchez ’20  ~  Class of 2013 Young Alumni Scholar

Isabel is from Edmonds, Washington where she attended Kings High School. While in high school she was a member of the National Honor Society all four years. She also participated in the school musicals where she was the lead role her senior year. Isabel was a member of her school’s improv group and with that group, went on three different mission trips, serving members of the communities in San Jose, Minneapolis, and Jamaica. She was also the head captain of the school’s varsity cheer team for two years. Her senior year of high school she joined the Mock Trial team, for which she and the team traveled to New York City for an international competition. While at Trinity she plans on getting involved in student government, the Mock Trial Team, and Model United Nations. She hopes that she can study abroad in Europe, maybe Paris. She intends on majoring in psychology and after graduating, plans to attend graduate school with a focus on psychology and criminal law to become a forensic psychologist.

Wyllie Boughton ’20 ~ Class of 2007 Young Alumni Scholar

Wyllie is from Andover, MA where she graduated from Andover High School. During high school she achieved honors every semester. She was a member of the school’s varsity volleyball team where she was named All Boston Globe Team and two-time All-State Player, and she also served as captain. She was a member of student government, the Warrior Way Athletic Leadership Mentoring Program, and Students against Drunk Drivers. She also volunteered at the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club. While at Trinity she hopes to study abroad in Australia or Africa. Following graduation she hopes to obtain a master’s degree in her chosen field.  Wyllie says about her community involvement, “I am passionate about making those around me to be better, stronger, and happier through humble leadership.”

Sandra Leigh ’20

Sandra is from Irving, Texas where she graduated from Uplift-North Hills Preparatory. While in high school she was a member of the National Honors Society and the National French Honors Society. She was very involved in community service, leading to her being awarded the Gold Pin that is the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Sandra is very passionate about music, and during high school she was named a Regional and All State violinist and vocalist. She had the opportunity to perform in a musical gala show in Pusan, South Korea. She also participated in research as a student research intern at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston at the endocrinology lab in association with Harvard Medical School. While at Trinity she hopes to become involved with a variety of clubs and organizations particularly something community service and music focused. She would like to be able to study abroad in either Europe or Eastern Asia. She plans on majoring in biochemistry. Sandra is appreciative of her scholarship saying, “Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.”

Young Alumni Giving ​​

Trinity's Young Alumni network is over 5,000 members strong and represents the next generation of Trinity leaders, volunteers, and supporters. When it comes to Young Alumni giving, your gifts — no matter the amount — make a huge impact on the lives of current and future Bantams.

Young Alumni Long Walk Societies Membership

Young Alumni can join the Downes Society with a gift of $100 multiplied by the number of years since their graduation. For example, during the 2017 fiscal year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017), Young Alumni are LWS members with the following gifts:  Class of 2016 = $100; Class of  2015 = $200; Class of 2014 = $300; Class of 2013 = $400; Class of 2012 = $500; Class of 2011 = $600; Class of 2010 = $700; Class of 2009 = $800; Class of 2008 = $900; Class of 2007 = $1,000. 

Membership Benefits:

You have the chance to network with Trinity’s most active and generous donors, alumni, and volunteers.​
You are invited to the Industry Events Series, as well as various receptions and events on and off-campus.
You will be recognized in the Annual Report of Philanthropy.

Click here for more information about the Long Walk Societies.

Want to get involved? 

Attend an alumni event in your area.
Volunteer for your class by becoming a Class Agent​
Update your contact information on My Trin Net.
Connect with us on Facebook​


For more information, please contact:

Caitlin Claflin
Office Coordinator, Annual Giving
(860) 297-4(860) 297-4126