The Long Walk Societies (LWS) bring together generations of donors and volunteers – both veteran and emerging leaders – to support virtually every aspect of academic and student life.

About the Long Walk Societies

 

Long Walk Societies members represent incredible generosity. They understand that their gifts are an investment in an exceptional liberal arts education, and they choose to prioritize Trinity College in their philanthropy. The opportunities that Trinity offers are made possible by the generosity of alumni, families, and friends. Your leadership annual gift helps prepare students to be bold, independent thinkers—students who are driven to learn, explore, and, ultimately, shape the world as leaders and doers in businesses, communities, and organizations in every field of human endeavor, and in every corner of the world.

Through their commitment, LWS members

  • Open Trinity’s doors to the very best students from around the world
  • Empower the next generation of leaders, innovators, and risk-takers
  • Strengthen the college’s reputation and national standing by enrolling extraordinary students and attracting and retaining world-class faculty
  • Create a learning community brimming with talent and vitality from across the globe
  • Deliver a distinctive, relevant liberal arts education that is second to none
  • Connect the Trinity community to the Hartford region and beyond
  • Build on Trinity’s historic past to ensure a vibrant, sustainable future

Choose your impact!

Long Walk…………………..$2,000 to $4,999

Jarvis……………………………$5,000 to $9,999

Chair’s Circle…………..$10,000 to $24,999

Northam………………….$25,000 to $49,999

Summit……………………$50,000 to $99,999

President’s Circle…………………..$100,000+

It is easy to join the LWS by becoming a Trinity GEM with monthly gifts. Click here to set up recurring payments.

The LWS extends a special invitation to young alumni classes through the 10th Reunion to join with a gift of $100 multiplied by the number of years since graduation. Each year following, the amount required to sustain membership increases by $100. Young alumni are encouraged to take a leadership role by joining the LWS and becoming a guiding force in the future of the college. Remember that corporate matching gifts are included as part of total giving.

For example, during the 2022 fiscal year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022), young alumni are invited to join the LWS at the following gift levels:
Class of 2021…………..$100
Class of 2020…………..$200
Class of 2019…………..$300
Class of 2018…………..$400
Class of 2017…………..$500
Class of 2016…………..$600
Class of 2015…………..$700
Class of 2014…………..$800
Class of 2013…………..$900
Class of 2012……….$1,000

To make your gift online, please click here.

Matching Gifts and Monthly Payments

Your employer may have a charitable matching gift program that increases your total gift at no cost to you. Gifts may be made in monthly or quarterly installments over the course of the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). For more information, visit www.matchinggifts.com/trincoll.

Celebrating Trinity College

Recent gifts from LWS members enhance the Trinity experience for generations of students and they are recognized at landmark facilities on campus.

Manuel and María Luisa Lopes Borges Admissions Center

Read more about the Manuel and María Luisa Lopes Borges Admissions Center here

With this beautiful act of family generosity, the Borges family has dramatically affirmed our commitment to access and sent a powerful message of opportunity to students from all areas. Thanks to their gift, we can expand as never before our efforts to give all deserving students the opportunity to experience the transformative power of a Trinity education. We are humbled to honor Manuel and María Luisa Lopes Borges and their family’s long association with this college.

- President Joanne Berger-Sweeney

The Tansill Muldoon Stadium

 

Read more about the stadium here

For over a century, the Tansill family’s success has been intertwined with that of Trinity College and our teams… It is a legacy marked by competitive success, commitment to community and extraordinary philanthropic leadership.

- Drew Galbraith, Trinity College Athletic Director

The Cornelia Center

Read more about The Cornelia Center here

The Cornelia Center will be among the first buildings on campus named for an alumna, in honor of Cornelia Parsons Thornburgh ’80, who served for 17 years on the Trinity College Board of Trustees—including since 2014 as its first female board chair—until retiring from the board in June, 2021.

Trinity College Wall of Honor

Located in the Fuller Arch in the heart of the Long Walk, the Wall of Honor celebrates lifetimes of philanthropy.

Etched into the Wall are the names of those alumni, parents, friends, and organizations who have had institution-building impact at the College.

The most recent 2021 inductees are listed below:

Elizabeth Elting & Michael Burlant
The Fernandez Family 
Kathleen F. & David W. MacLennan 
Frank R. Mori & Margaret R. Mori 

See the full list of Wall of Honor members here.

To make your gift online, please click here.

GET IN TOUCH

Executive Director of Alumni, Family, and Reunion Giving

Kerry Smith Trinity Commons
300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106
8:30-4:30