Students at Trinity University are more than dedicated scholars, talented athletes, passionate volunteers, and burgeoning entrepreneurs. They are also mindful stewards of the University and give back to the University. Our Tigers know the value of a Trinity degree and seek to share the same wealth of resources and memorable experiences they enjoyed with future generations. A tradition since the 1990s, the senior class gift campaign encourages philanthropy as students prepare to make the transition from undergraduates to alumni. It’s all about that #TigerPride.
Are you a graduating senior looking to support Trinity University? You can give now to the 2017 Class Gift Campaign.
You can choose from dozens of funds when making your gift. Donate to the academic department, athletic team, student organization, or scholarship that had the greatest impact on your Trinity experience.
Seniors who make a gift of at least $20.17 will have the opportunity to sign a brick within Murchison Tower during Senior Week. This is a symbolic gesture, as Trinity students climbed Murchison Tower as first-years, now students climb upward at the culmination of their undergraduate career. Students have the ability to come full circle and leave a literal mark on Trinity.
In addition to the emotional connection many Trinity seniors have with the University, there is also an understanding of the important impact a donation can have on the University's rankings and the value of a University degree. Gifts, regardless of size, factor into the alumni participation rate and elevate the University's ranking in publications like US News & World Report.
As a senior, you know that nearly 90 percent of Trinity students receive some type of scholarship or financial aid. A gift of any size can help a future Trinity Tiger enjoy the same resources and create the same lifelong memories that make every senior proud to wear maroon. #TigerPride.
Seniors have the opportunity to give at various point during their senior year. Some opportunities include events like Senior Happy Hour, Countdown to Commencement, or the Senior Tower Climb. Click here for a list of upcoming Student Philanthropy Events on campus.
Seniors can contact members of the Senior Gift Committee directly (click here for a list of current members), as well as the Trinity University Student Ambassadors for more information about making their gift. At any point during the year, seniors can also donate at www.trinity.edu/give.
Each year, the senior class gift committee sets individualized goals for their respective senior class. The goal for the Class of 2017 is 70% participation.