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Founders Circle

Founders circle

About Founders Circle

The Founders Circle celebrates the legacy of Trinity University’s first benefactors and honors the extraordinary leadership, loyalty, and generosity of alumni, parents, friends, and organizations who have made cumulative gifts of $1,000,000 or more. Their generosity carries on the philanthropic support initiated in 1869 and advances the vital work of the University today, 150 years after its founding. Founders Circle members invest in the future. Their support helps bring student ambition and achievement to successful fruition, ensuring that Trinity University continues to maintain the highest level of distinction envisioned by its founders.

Skyline Society 

The Skyline Society, named for the University's home since 1952, honors those unique individuals, corporations, foundations, and estates who have reached a lifetime giving level of $10,000,000 or more. This society represents a prestigious group of philanthropists whose benevolence will influence the development of Trinity University and its programs well into the twenty-first century. The leadership provided by these donors is essential to the future of the University and our students.

Waxahachie Society 

The Waxahachie Society, named for the University’s home from 1902 - 1942,  honors those individuals, corporations, foundations, and estates who have given $5,000,000 - $9,999,999 during the course of their lifetime. Their genuine philanthropy and generosity will ensure diverse opportunities and programs for the University, its students, and faculty. Their lasting gifts have established a secure foundation that will impact the University community for years to come. 

Tehuacana Society 

The Tehuacana Society, named for the University’s home from 1869 - 1902, honors individuals, corporations, foundations, and estates who have made a significant lifetime contribution of $1,000,000 - $4,999,999. The Society represents a select group of donors who, through their investment in Trinity University, expect greatness from the University and themselves. 

Contact Us

Alta Compton, Director of Donor Relations 
acompton [at] or 210-999-8075