Trinity Donors Finish Strong, Finish Together, Surpass Annual Goal

Office of Advancement Posts Fundraising Results for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

HARTFORD, Conn., July 23, 2014 –Thanks to 8,813 individuals who gave to Trinity College in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014, the Office of Advancement is pleased to announce a successful fundraising year. The College exceeded its 2013-2014 Trinity College Fund goal of $9 million, with a final annual giving total of $9,017,858. Overall, gifts to the College for all purposes—the Trinity College Fund, capital projects, and the endowment—reached $33,205,729.

Several successes highlight the annual fundraising results:
•    Trinity Fund donors exceeded two giving challenges, enabling the College to capture a total of $400,000 in additional support. 
An early June challenge was established by an anonymous donor for Reunion alumni to make 250 gifts by Reunion Weekend. In response, more than 280 gifts were made, securing $150,000 for Trinity. A second anonymous donor challenge, posed later in June, to bring in 1,000 gifts, exceeded that goal, securing an additional $250,000 for the College.
•    Alumni participation increased.
Trinity secured 6,780 alumni donors this year compared with 6,323 last year, representing a 7 percent increase, with alumni participation reaching 32 percent.
•    Giving Day was a new factor in fundraising success.
Donors to Trinity’s inaugural Giving Day in April contributed $1.1 million, with more than 1,500 alumni, parents, and friends participating.
•    Senior class giving exceeded 90 percent participation for the ninth year in a row.
The Class of 2014 achieved 94 percent giving participation, which means Trinity’s senior class giving surpassed 90 percent participation for the ninth consecutive year.
•    Current-use donor support for athletics grew.
Gifts to athletics for current-use* purposes increased by 4 percent over last year, with a record total of $1,054,209 received. Notably, Trinity saw an increase of 25 percent in the number of donors who gave to current-use athletics this year.

For additional details, including final results by class year, please visit the Trinity College Fund Web site.

*Current-use funds are those used in the same fiscal year in which they are raised and received.