Dear Trinity Parents,
As we reflect one last time upon our “Meeting The Challenge” Campaign, I want to thank you wholeheartedly for your generosity and support of our Trinity Episcopal School Annual Fund. If you haven’t taken the time to read our 2021 Annual Report yet, I recommend taking a glance HERE to observe the outstanding results from last year and witness the impact a strong annual giving program can have on a school community.
This Friday, October 1st, we will kickstart our new Annual Fund Campaign for 2021-2022 and we look forward to unveiling the new theme for the year. I hope you’ll find this new campaign to be exciting, energizing, and effective at reaching our goal.
You may be asking yourself why we have fundraising efforts if we already pay tuition? The answer to that is that Annual Fund allows us to bridge the gap between tuition cost and actual cost. In addition, no independent school would want to price itself out of the market, so keeping tuition rates competitive while supplementing with an Annual Fund campaign is a common practice of most independent schools. Private school development teams are continually working to ensure that the student experience each family is promised at the beginning of the school year is delivered. An Annual Fund is precisely what is sounds like: a sum of money that is donated annually by school constituents (parents, faculty, board members, alumni, and friends) and its dollars are used to enhance the independent school experience each school year.
I hope you will join me in giving your full support and encouragement to our upcoming Annual Fund Campaign and I look forward to partnering with you to fulfill our mission.
Shannan Pfeifer, Director of Development