Board of Trustees Chair Lisa Bisaccia ’78 has announced the public phase of Trinity College’s All In comprehensive campaign.
“For Trinity’s most ambitious fundraising effort to date, we selected the campaign name All In because it reflects the ethos and spirit that has come to define our community,” Bisaccia said.
“The Trinity impact is profound,” she continued. “For 200 years, we have educated those who use what they have learned to influence, reshape, and lead industries and communities around the world. Our students become alumni who make a difference for others, often recognizing and appreciating the depth of their connections years after leaving campus. Our education is firmly rooted in the mentorship, friendship, and human connections that are created while on campus. Faculty members, coaches, advisers, teammates, and classmates—all are dedicated in ways that often result in lifelong bonds.”
Trinity has raised $320 million to date during its quiet phase, which began in 2017. Under the quiet phase leadership of the late Vice President for Advancement Michael Casey and Trustees Peter Duncan ’81, P’13, ’14 and Kathryn George Tyree ’86, the initial fundraising efforts already have made an impact on multiple projects, including revitalizing spaces on campus. These projects include the renovation of the Cornelia Center, the Chapel, and the Manuel and Maria Luisa Lopes Borges Admissions Center, as well as the upcoming Ferris Athletic Center expansion.
The College marked the public phase milestone at a launch event in New York. This phase is led by the new co-chairs, Trustees Henry Mallari-D’Auria ’83 and David Schnadig ’86 and former Trustee Cornelia “Cornie” Parsons Thornburgh ’80, H’22, who alongside Executive Director Carrie Pelzel ’74 and the Advancement team, have stepped up to complete the campaign.
“The world needs Trinity graduates, and our duty to prepare them well is not just an obligation to fulfill Trinity’s mission; it is our obligation to society,” said President Joanne Berger-Sweeney during her remarks at the launch event. “We know that when the people of Trinity are all in, anything is possible.”
At this point in the campaign, efforts will continue to focus on renovating areas of campus and on affirming the most distinguished components of the Trinity experience: faculty excellence, a distinctive student experience, and broadening financial aid to support more middle-income families.
To date, more than 19,000 alumni, family members, and friends have contributed to the fundraising effort, which includes the Trinity Fund. For more information about the historic campaign, visit the campaign website at www.trincoll.edu/Campaign.