In 2010, at the end of a year-long celebration of 40 years of co-education at Trinity College, the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) was founded by the alumnae trustees of the college to continue to support and strengthen the alumnae network.
The mission of the Trinity College Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is to build and sustain a network of support for all women-identifying Trinity College alumni and students. The WLC creates opportunities for mentorship in which alumnae connect with one another and/or undergraduates. In addition, the WLC provides experiences and benefits that assist alumnae throughout their lives, in both personal and professional endeavors. The WLC also encourages alumnae to support the college philanthropically and strives to foster an engaged and dynamic community from which to identify future leaders who will help amplify the voices of all Trinity women.
Goals and strategies:
- Build community and strengthen connections among all Trinity women
- Engage Trinity alumnae and encourage greater involvement at leadership levels to help shape the college’s future
- Encourage philanthropy to the college from alumnae
Expectations of Members:
Participate: WLC members host events and attend meetings and other events in their areas, return to campus to participate in programs for current female students, and are willing to assist alumnae and students by providing guidance for the purposes of networking and career advice.
Give: Each WLC member is also asked to make an annual gift to support the college. Founders give at the Long Walk Societies level and associates support the college at a level that is meaningful to them.
Benefits of Membership:
The primary benefit of membership is becoming part of a supportive and accomplished alumnae community at all stages of their lives and careers. Invitations to special WLC events, such as “Chats with the Chair,” and access to the WLC Facebook page are a couple of the benefits all members receive. In addition, founders receive special communications from the college including an invitation to the annual spring business meeting.
How to Join:
Participation in a WLC program, or a willingness to provide advice to other alumnae and students, will add your name to our list of prospective members. Once you also make a gift to the college you will be either a founder or an associate. Membership is a yearly commitment and must be renewed each fund year. To qualify for membership in this fund year your gift needs to be received between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.