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We hear so much today about education reform, but what does this mean for an esteemed institution like Trinity Episcopal School, with historic roots going back to Miss Aiken’s Little School almost 100 years ago? As educators in today’s world of overwhelming technology and lightning speed information, it means we can no longer just teach our children information and facts. We must teach our children how to use this information, how to learn, how to solve problems, how to seek out what is needed, then to communicate the solution effectively and passionately. We must adapt to the new realities of the information age to prepare our children for tomorrow.

But we must also provide a nurturing and exciting environment that teaches our children how to engage with and interact in the interpersonal world. We must teach them not only to be good at what they do—we must teach them to be good. We must give them the tools to be leaders and the foundation to be good people as they lead. We must also find what excites the imagination and zeal of each of our students.

We must channel what our children can embrace as uniquely their own gift, whether their gifts are in academics or athletics, music or arts, drama or technology. When we do this, we teach them that hard work results in success, that working as a team creates harmony, and that they must rely on one another while being responsible for their part.

We believe that faith matters. We have daily Chapel for children of any faith or denomination. We believe that our children must have a relationship to that which is greater than themselves, and we nurture the spirit of service in humanity. We want to make real the values that we hold up as our core ideals: gentle, generous, truthful, kind, and brave. We want our students to become the best versions of themselves.

We rely upon a philanthropic foundation of giving to advance this mission. Gifts to the Trinity Titan Fund, as well as capital gifts, planned gifts, and gifts to our endowment help make this possible.

Endowment

Trinity’s endowment enables great opportunities for faculty and students. Endowed funds are designated for specific purposes such as financial assistance, teaching chairs, professional development, academic programs, athletic programs and facilities. The School will work with donors to match their philanthropic interests to a wide range of the Trinity's top priorities. 

Donors make a gift to Trinity with the provision that the principal remains intact.  Similar to many other institutions, Trinity's Board policy dictates that the School spends in each year's budget an amount equal to no more than 5% of a twelve-quarter rolling average of the endowment's value. 

Donors may pledge to make a contribution to the Endowment over a period of several years and payments can be scheduled to meet your needs. Typically, they are completed within a five-year period. Multi-year pledges offer significant tax advantages. 

Please contact Ali James at 504.670.2550 or development@trinitynola.com for further information.

Trinity Titan Fund

Our annual fund depends upon the participation of every member of our Trinity community—our supporters at Trinity Episcopal Church, our teachers and staff, our parents and grandparents, our alumni and friends, and other leaders in our community. The ongoing success of our annual fund has continued to further the excellence, nurturing and community that is Trinity Episcopal School.

The Trinity Titan Fund is the face of our annual fund. The Trinity Titan Fund is a family of funds that allows our loyal supporters to choose how their gifts are used to advance the mission of the school. Your support is critical to our work, and we want you, the donor, to decide how you want your gift to make a difference.

Choose How You Invest

The Trinity Titan Fund includes the following areas of interest, allowing you to choose how you want to invest:

  • Wherever Trinity Needs It Most
  • Athletics
  • Curriculum and Faculty Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Technology
(Please understand that in the event that any of these priority areas becomes fully funded through Trinity Titan Fund contributions, we reserve the right to redistribute funds to underfunded areas of greatest need.)

Please consider making your gift to the Trinity Titan Fund. Your support has always made a difference, and we are grateful for the opportunity to focus your investment toward what is most important to you.