The Trinity College Parents Leadership Council is the volunteer organization for Trinity's parent outreach efforts.

Getting Involved

Membership on the Parents Leadership 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.

The Parents Leadership Council works closely with the college’s Advancement Office and the Career and Life Design Center. Parents Leadership Council members support the college’s strategic initiatives and enhance the experience for all Trinity students and are encouraged to join at the Parent Director or Class Chair level.

Parent Directors

Parents Leadership Council members who provide annual unrestricted support of $10,000 or more are invited to become Parent Directors of Trinity College. Parent Directors are integral members of the Trinity community, serving as vital philanthropic leaders, volunteers, and liaisons at the college.

Parent Directors Benefits
  • Two meetings per academic year, providing exclusive access to Trinity’s senior leadership and faculty
  • Opportunities to engage and network with other invested parent leaders
  • Invitations to Trinity leadership events throughout the year
  • Advanced communications from Trinity College senior leadership
Parent Directors Responsibilities
  • Support the Parents Fund with an annual Chair’s Circle leadership gift
  • Attend at least one on-campus Parent Directors meeting per academic year (two held annually)
  • Support college events in your local community, such as first-year welcome events and presidential receptions
  • Become informed members of the Trinity community and serve as ambassadors for the college
  • Consider a meaningful commitment to honor your student with a capstone gift

Class Chairs

Class chairs of the Parents Leadership Council serve as the primary contact between Trinity College and their fellow parents. They provide annual unrestricted support to the Parents Fund at the Long Walk Societies level. Class Chairs encourage other Bantam parents to join them in supporting the college.

Class Chairs can assist in several ways

  • Solicit Trinity parent peers
  • Sign communications from the Office of Family Giving
  • Make welcome calls to new families
  • Host events including summer welcome receptions or regional parent gatherings

These engaged families are invited to enjoy the benefits of Parent Director membership with their leadership giving and volunteer contributions.

Additional Involvement

Additionally, members of the Parents Leadership Council are invited to engage in several other volunteer opportunities throughout their student’s four years and beyond. These volunteer opportunities include:

  • Parents Senior Tribute Gift Campaign and Committee
  • Career and Life Design Center Events and Student Mentoring
  • Admissions Outreach Calls and Events

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Smith, Executive Director of Alumni, Family, and Reunion Giving