An elementary-only independent school located in Atlanta, serving children ages three through Sixth Grade since 1951.

The Trinity Fund

The Trinity Fund

Tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating a child at Trinity. In fact, 15 percent of every child’s Trinity Experience is paid for by philanthropic dollars; only 85 percent is covered by tuition. These numbers underscore the importance of a successful Trinity Fund.

Tax-deductible gifts to The Trinity Fund directly support the teachers and students. Contributions allow Trinity to create and expand learning opportunities through enhancements to the classrooms, upgraded technology, and increased professional development opportunities, to name a few.

Parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty and staff, friends, corporations, foundations, and Trustees support The Trinity Fund. Each year, more than 90 percent of parents contribute to The Trinity Fund with 100 percent participation by the faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees. Participation from parents, Trustees, and faculty and staff is extremely important as these participation levels demonstrate the vitality of the school community when foundations and other outside donors are considering Trinity for grants.
Gifts of all levels are recognized in the Report on Philanthropy that is published each fall.
Due to its status as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Trinity must adhere to IRS regulations for year-end giving. If you wish to mail a check, the postmark must be dated by December 31. If you would like to give by credit card, you can make the transaction online any time until midnight on December 31. Your credit card must be charged in the same tax year in which you want to claim the deduction. To transfer securities, please speak with your financial advisor regarding the appropriate timeframe.

Gates Leadership Society

The Gates Leadership Society is central to the success of The Trinity Fund. The Gates Society is named for the landmark front gates, which mark the entrance to Trinity School’s campus and symbolize the joy and wonder of young children engaged in dynamic learning. Honoring those who support Trinity at such a generous level and who, through their leadership gifts, ensure that Trinity students receive the best possible education year to year, The Gates Society recognizes donors who make annual gifts to the School at the $3,000 level and above.

All members of the Gates Society are honored at an annual leadership reception in the fall.

2023–2024 Trinity Fund Volunteers

Parent Fund Chairs                                                                   
Winnie and Brendan Smith

Early Learners
Christi Schenzel Clark and Taylor Clark
Susanna and Pete Frayser
Grade Captains: Ali and Clay Prickett
Ashley and Adam Cronk
Kelsey and Casey Flanagan
Kim and Allen Freisem
Grade Captains: Katie and Chris Kirtley
Catherine and TJ Callaway
Erica and Chris Svoboda
Katie and Win Rollins
First Grade
Grade Captains: Zibby and Ben Doob
Tiffany and Pat Hillegass
Kara and Matt Guidry
Stephanie and Street Nalley

Second Grade
Grade Captains: Sarah and Hank Nix
Aly and Yann Pirio
Sydne and Malcolm Smith
Katie and Tyler Wolf
Third Grade
Grade Captains: Melissa and David Ramer
Dorsey and Austin Bryan
Emily and Kevin Graney
Elana and Michael Street

Fourth Grade
Grade Captains: Isha Adatia and Anil Damani
NLindsay and Robert Bryant
Kirsten and Bryan Kenna
Kavi Bareddy and Ankur Vyas
Fifth Grade
Grade Captains
Naga and Sivi Bakthavachalam
Cinda and Mark Boomershine
Kim and Steve Pearce
Sixth Grade
Grade Captains: Jack Norton and Clifton Askew
Nathan Hartman and Chris Sipes
Claire and Steve Lipson
Grandparent Fund Chairs
Esther and Jim Stokes
Alumni Fund Chair
Kate Nellis Burns '95
Parent of Alumni and Friends Fund Chairs
Nancy and Chris Suh

Faculty and Staff Fund Chair
Samantha Steinberg

2023-2024 Trinity Fund Chairs

    • Parent Fund Chairs, Winnie and Brendan Smith, pictured with their boys Barrett and Winston

2023-2024 Trinity Fund

Current Amount Raised: $1,265,386

Current Parent Participation: 95%

*As of June 3, 2024

The Trinity Fund Giving Levels

Each donor will be recognized in the 2023–24 Trinity School Report on Philanthropy.

Friends of Trinity School | Up to $499
Blue and White Club | $500–$999
Honors Circle | $1,000–$2,999
The Gates Leadership Society *
Leadership Circle | $3,000–$4,999
Head of School’s Circle | $5,000–$9,999
Trustees’ Circle | $10,000–$24,999
Founders’ Circle | $25,000 and above
*All members of The Gates Leadership Society are honored at an annual reception each fall.
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