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

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.

2020–21 Trinity Fund Volunteers

Parent Fund Chairs                                                                   
Stephanie and Street Nalley                                                                    

Early Learners
Lea and Ben Adams
Dana and Will Bickerstaff
Grade Captains: Laurie and Grant Gandy
Krystl Black and Gerry Eldridge
Abbey Flaum
Grade Captains: Susie Pyun and Steve Kim
Kit and David Bowlin
Dorsey and Austin Bryan
First Grade
Grade Captains: Kavi Bareddy and Ankur Vyas
Zibby and Ben Doob
Sarah and Hank Nix
Corinne and David Patton

Second Grade
Grade Captains: Kelly and Wes Foster
Tricia and David Collie
Amber Lynn and Araya Mesfin
Kim and Steve Pearce
Third Grade
Grade Captains: Elena Chang and Steven Liu 
Claire and Steve Lipson
Lauren and Michael McDaniel

Fourth Grade
Grade Captains: Tara and Matt Bartelt
Elisa and Brian Dixon
Kereth and Fain Hicks
Nancy and Chris Suh
Fifth Grade
Grade Captains: Ellen and Buck Wiley
Dee and Todd Bennett
Deanna and Robert Pham
Sixth Grade
Grade Captains: Holli and Ian Easton
Melissa and David Ramer
Jessica and Matt Royko
Grandparent Fund Chairs
Susan and Scott Hawkins
Alumni Fund Chair
Elizabeth Smith Edwards '02
Parent of Alumni and Friends Fund Chairs
Elizabeth and Boynton Smith

Faculty and Staff Fund Chair
Kate Burton
    • Stephanie and Street Nalley

      2020-21 Trinity Fund Chairs

2020-21 Trinity Fund

Current Amount Raised: $1,187,073

Current Parent Participation: 94%

*As of June 30, 2021

The Trinity Fund Giving Levels

Each donor will be recognized in the 2019–20 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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