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Parent Giving Programs

Support Trinity’s mission through Parent Giving Programs by increasing family involvement and philanthropic support.


EVERY dollar raised is used to:

  • Provide meaningful programming for students and parents;
  • Support Trinity’s tradition of excellence through investment in our students, the University, the community, and the future; and
  • Foster the unique Trinity experience—from faculty mentors to service learning projects to studying abroad and everything in between.

Every gift makes a difference for students at Trinity.

Parents Fund

The Trinity University Parents Fund enables parents to make a significant and immediate impact on the educational experience of their son or daughter. An investment in the Parents Fund supports the University’s greatest priorities—from recruiting top faculty to service learning projects to the Student Success Center and everything in between. Last year gifts from parents added up to more than $600,000 in support of the unique Trinity experience.

Trinity University Parent Associate

Parent Associates are individuals or couples that make a leadership gift to the University. Associate gifts of $1,000 or more are made annually and enrich the student experience at Trinity through scholarship assistance and through support of the Trinity Fund, or any other designated university fund, while enhancing personal engagement with the University through special on-campus and regional events.

Did you know that the tuition charge incurred by students and families is 36% less than the true cost of tuition thanks to Trinity’s endowment and gracious gifts from parents, alumni and friends. Your donation allows the university to continue to provide an excellent education at an amazing value. In fact, Trinity University has been named to The Princeton Review's "Colleges that Pay You Back" for 2016, ranked among the best schools for academics, affordability, and great careers. The ranking list covers college costs, financial aid, and career outcomes, plus a "Return-on-Education" rating.

Designated Gifts

Giving to a restricted fund allows donors to designate their gifts to a particular use. Trinity also allows donors to direct their gifts to currently endowed funds (if applicable). Designated gifts include those made to a particular sport program or department and vary in size. Designated gifts of $1,000 or more enroll the donor in the Parent Associates program.

Help us get to know you! 

Join our Parent Council, and we'll be in touch! For more information, please contact Aliza Holzman-Cantu, Director of Parent Giving Programs, at 210-999-7410 or aholzman [at]