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.

2022–23 Trinity Fund Volunteers

Parent Fund Chairs                                                                   
Zibby and Ben Doob

Parent Fund Chairs Elect
Winnie and Brendan Smith                                                              

Early Learners
Priya Gulati and Nirav Shah
Ali and Clay Prickett
Grade Captains: Katie and Chris Kirtley
Sara Habte and Solomon Semere
Fran and Jack Parrish
Grade Captains: Stephanie and Street Nalley
Kavi Bareddy and Ankur Vyas
Dana and Will Bickerstaff
Kara and Matt Guidry
Allison and Andrew Kang
First Grade
Grade Captains: Sarah and Hank Nix
Lea and Ben Adams
Allison and Jeroy Carroll
Katie and Peter MacKenzie
Sydne and Malcolm Smith

Second Grade
Grade Captains: Melissa and David Ramer
Dorsey and Austin Bryan
Susanna and Pete Frayser
Emily and Kevin Graney
Third Grade
Grade Captains: Isha and Anil Damani
Lindsay and Robert Bryant
Krystl Black and Gerry Eldridge
Corinne and David Patton

Fourth Grade
Grade Captains: Winnie and Brendan Smith
Naga and Sivi Bakthavachalam
Kim and Steve Pearce
Bradley and Richard Sosebee
Fifth Grade
Grade Captains: Elena Chang and Steven Liu
Nathan Hartman and Chris Sipes
Claire and Steve Lipson
Ellen and Buck Wiley
Sixth Grade
Grade Captains: Holli and Ian Easton
Jessica and Matt Royko
Nancy and Chris Suh
Grandparent Fund Chairs
Anne and Bank Hipp
Alumni Fund Chair
Elizabeth Smith Edwards '02
Parent of Alumni and Friends Fund Chairs
Molly and John Jamieson

Faculty and Staff Fund Chair
Samantha Steinberg

2022-2023 Trinity Fund Chairs

    • Parent Fund Chairs, Zibby and Ben Doob, pictured with their boys Miles and Logan

2022-23 Trinity Fund

Current Amount Raised: $1,178,384

Current Parent Participation: 98%

*As of July 31, 2023

The Trinity Fund Giving Levels

Each donor will be recognized in the 2022–23 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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