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

About the Long Walk Societies

LWS members are civic-minded alumni and parents, engaged members of the community who give at the leadership level. 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 college offers the LWS members recognition at Long Walk Societies events. LWS members also have exclusive access to several LWS events on campus and regional receptions throughout the country.

 Young Alumni

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. We encourage you 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 your total giving.

For example, during the 2020 fiscal year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020), the young alumni are LWS members with the following gifts:
Class of 2019 = $100
Class of 2018 = $200
Class of 2017 = $300
Class of 2016 = $400
Class of 2015 = $500
Class of 2014 = $600
Class of 2013 = $700
Class of 2012 = $800
Class of 2011 = $900
Class of 2010 = $1,000

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 fund year (July 1 – June 30). For more information, visit

Join the Long Walk Societies by Making a Gift of $2,000 or more. 

The President’s Circle $100,000 or more
The Summit Society $50,000 – $99,999
Northam Towers Circle $25,000 – $49,999
Seabury Fellows  $10,000 – $24,999
Jarvis Associates $5,000 – $9,999
Downes Society $2,000 – $4,999

“Trinity not only gave me the tools to succeed in my career but also my best friends. I give every year because I want all Bantams to benefit from the same incredible academic experience and nurturing environment that I had.”

 Juliet Izon ’07 LWS Committee Member


The Long Walk Celebration: December 3, 2019

Over 175 alumni, parents, and students joined us to celebrate our community’s generous donors and volunteers—see the gallery here.


Director of the Trinity College Fund

Dominique Matteson Trinity Commons
300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106