1. TO WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU ASKING ME TO CONTRIBUTE?
We are asking you to support students through the Trinity Fund. The Trinity Fund helps underwrite the more than $10 million in need-based and merit-based scholarships that Trinity disburses (university-wide) each year. The Trinity Fund lowers the cost of tuition for the most capable, deserving, and financially needy students. Year in and year out, the Trinity Fund is the top fundraising priority at Trinity.
2. HOW MUCH ARE YOU ASKING ME TO CONTRIBUTE?
We are not asking for a specific amount. Participation is what is important. Every year, people make contributions ranging from $1 to $25,000 and beyond, and every dollar makes a difference in the lives of Trinity students. We are deeply grateful for your participation year in and year out.
3. HOW WILL MY SMALL CONTRIBUTION MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Each contribution, regardless of the amount, makes a positive impact in the lives of students. Quite literally, Trinity calls upon thousands of people each year and asks them to support students through the Trinity Fund. These contributions, regardless of their size, add up to a big difference for students.
4. CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO SOMETHING ELSE OTHER THAN THE TRINITY FUND?
Yes! If you would like to contribute to something else, please do so. Because the Trinity Fund is of such high importance, we would ask you to consider splitting your contribution between your desired designation and the Trinity Fund (i.e., 75% to your preferred designation and 25% to the Trinity Fund).
5. WHY DOES A TRINITY EDUCATION COST WHAT IT DOES?
Excellence is expensive. The attraction, retention, and development of excellent faculty and staff; the maintenance of and upgrades to services and facilities; and the development of new programs all cost money—and they are all worth paying for. If a school like TIU wants to attract the most outstanding students, it has to offer competitive programs and services, but without succumbing to the many extravagancies associated with higher education.