Parents Council

Join the Trinity College Parents Council

The Trinity College Parents Council is the volunteer organization for Trinity’s parent outreach efforts. Membership on the Parents Council provides an opportunity to participate in the growth and development of Trinity while fostering stronger ties to your student’s experience and the Trinity community. Parents Council members support the College’s strategic initiatives and enhance the experience for all Trinity students.

Getting Involved

The Parents Council traditionally works closely with College Advancement and the Center for Student Success and Career Development. If your passion or expertise lies outside of these areas, we will connect you to the appropriate resources at Trinity.

    Parents Council members who provide annual unrestricted support at the leadership level of $10,000 or more are invited to join the Parent Directors of Trinity College. In addition to Long Walk Societies and Chair’s Circle benefits, Parent Directors are invited to attend two meetings per year on campus that provide exclusive access to Trinity’s president, senior administrators, and faculty.
    Parent volunteers can become co-chairs of the Parents Fund Committee (PFC) and encourage other Trinity parents in their parent class to join them in supporting the College with a leadership gift to the Parents Fund. Co-chairs of the PFC serve as the primary and most personal contact between Trinity College and their fellow parents. Class Co-Chairs are invited to become ex-officio members of the Parent Directors leadership group.
    Parents who are interested in hosting a reception for incoming students and/or making welcome phone calls to the families of incoming first-year students can volunteer with the Admissions Office. Admissions volunteers are ambassadors for Trinity and engage with students in their community. Parents interested in volunteering with the Career Development Center offer internships/externships, host informational interviews, and/or serve on a career panel. 

For more information on getting involved, contact Kerry Smith, Director of Family Giving, by telephone at (860) 297-4076 or by e-mail at