Welcome to The Long Walk Societies

Save the Date

The Long Walk Celebration

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Bay Room

New York, New York

By invitation only.

The Long Walk Societies (LWS) were formed in 1992 to demonstrate the College’s appreciation for leadership gifts to Trinity. The LWS bring together generations of donors and volunteers – veteran leaders and emerging leaders – to support virtually every aspect of academic and student life.

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.

Benefits of Membership:

To express our appreciation for your loyal and generous support, 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.

Joining the Long Walk Societies may be easier than you think:

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 & Monthly Payments

Your employer may have a charitable matching gift program that increases your total gift at no cost to you. For more information, visit www.matchinggifts.com/trincoll.

Gifts may be made in monthly or quarterly installments over the course of the fund year (July 1 - June 30).

For more information about the LWS, please contact Dominique Matteson​, Director of Annual Giving, at 860-297-5396. ​​



Why I Give

“I give so that Trinity College can continue to enhance the invaluable and non-replicable academic experience to students.

Trinity provides challenges and enjoyment, and more than anything else, it teaches students how to think."

~ Adam Dawson ’10

LWS Committee Member


​"I give because attending Trinity College changed the course of my life. I grew up in California and transferred to Trinity from UCLA in 1989. Through the Trinity alumni network, I secured a job in Boston after graduation. Since then, I have been living on the East Coast, which was my goal. My Trinity experience on campus was exactly what I was searching for in a college. Trinity provided me with the tools I needed to build and balance a successful career and life as an entrepreneur, wife, and mother the moment I left campus​.” 

~ Rachel Zinny ’92

LWS Committee Member


"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