Vice President's Report

Dear Friends of Trinity College,

Thank you for your interest in our Annual Report of Philanthropy, which celebrates the individuals and organizations whose support helps to foster excellence at Trinity College. Having now completed her first year as Trinity’s 22nd president, Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney continues to strengthen this great institution through various recently launched innovative programs. Among them are the Bantam Network, a mentoring network designed by current students to assist incoming ones ease their transition to college life, and Campaign for Community, a campuswide initiative created to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect for others, self-respect, and responsible behavior.

As vice president for college advancement, I am honored to help steward the investments made by our alumni, parents, and friends of the College, and I am grateful that so many of you have chosen to contribute to Trinity’s growth through your philanthropy.

During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015, cash contributions received by Trinity for all purposes ― the Trinity College Fund, capital projects, and the endowment — reached $27,717,289. I invite you to click here for a breakdown of giving by designation, constituency, purpose, and major area.

Several successes highlighted our annual fundraising results, including:
•    Trinity Fund donors exceeded four June giving challenges.
•    Growth in alumni participation.
•    The second annual Giving Day raised more than $2.2 million from nearly 2,100 alumni, parents, and friends worldwide.
•   Senior class giving exceeded 90 percent participation for the tenth year in a row, with the Class of 2015 achieving 96 percent giving participation.

Each of us plays a vital role in the future of Trinity, and the support of the individuals and organizations listed in this report will have an everlasting impact on the College, its students, and faculty. On behalf of President Berger-Sweeney and the Trinity community, I thank you for your investment in Trinity College.

Jack Fracasso
Vice President for College Advancement