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A reunion year is a special time to reconnect with classmates and reflect on what Trinity means as alumni. It is a time to return to campus, walk among the red brick buildings, dip toes into the cool waters of Miller Fountain, and listen to Murchison Tower chime. A reunion year celebrates the accomplishments of all Trinity alumni and reminds graduates that they are all truly Tigers at heart.
A reunion year is also a great opportunity for all alumni to give back financially to the University. For generations, reunion classes have supported the University for a number of reasons, whether it is to continue the Trinity experience cherished by alumni or to further enhance the Trinity journey for Tigers to come. Stewardship is just one way to demonstrate Tiger pride.
When making a gift to Trinity, a donor has the option to make either an unrestricted gift to the Trinity Fund or to designate that gift to a specific department, organization, or team on campus. Gifts to the Trinity Fund are particularly valuable as they support areas of greatest need, such as undergraduate scholarship, Trinity’s living and learning environment, and also recruitment of the talented faculty that makes Trinity second-to-none.
Trinity recognizes and appreciates all levels of financial support. The University understands that every dollar our alumni earn is valuable and the University encourages alumni to donate the most comfortable amount. Whether an alumnus/a is making their first gift as a graduate or becoming a member of the Trinity Associates, Trinity thanks our alumni for their commitment to the excellence and quality that is Trinity. Participation in the Trinity annual reunion giving campaign has deep roots in the power of collective giving.
Making a reunion pledge should be convenient and work around an alumnus/a’s schedule. As an alumnus/a, there is the option to divide a pledge into monthly, quarterly, or bi-annual payments. The full amount of the pledge, regardless of the number of payments, will still be recognized in that specific class’ reunion gift. A campaign pledge can be made online, with a paper pledge form, or by calling Cynthia Uviedo, Associate Director of Reunion Giving.
For those who simply cannot contain their love of Trinity and enjoy sharing the importance of philanthropy with others, there is the opportunity to serve as a reunion volunteer for a reunion giving campaign. In this role, a volunteer will be asked to share why stewardship to Trinity is an important part of their alumni experience and also to solicit gifts from classmates. This is an alumni’s chance to describe the impact a gift can make on both current and future Tigers. Donations also give a helpful boost to the alumni giving participation rate as well.
For questions about class progress or to join a reunion class gift committee, please contact Cynthia Uviedo '93 at 210-999-8537 or cuviedo [at] trinity.edu.