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Trinity Episcopal School has had two successful capital campaigns over the past 15 years:

  • The first campaign,  The Campaign for Trinity Episcopal School (2000-2005), raised $7.7 million to build the current campus.
  • From 2007-2011, the Advancing Our Vision (AOV) campaign raised $6 million. This money went towards our community partnership with the Mecklenburg County to rebuild Alexander Street Park and enhance our athletics program as well as improve recreational space for our neighboring community. In addition, the AOV campaign established an endowment to support financial aid and one for professional development.
  • Our ongoing major gifts program encourages larger gifts for specific initiatives outside the cycle of a major capital campaign.

Endowed Funds of Trinity Episcopal School

The Thomas E. Cato & Martha W. Cato Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2002 by the families of Thomas E. Cato and Wayland H. Cato Jr., this scholarship provides tuition assistance to students who demonstrate financial need. Tom and Marti Cato’s sons David T. Cato and Joseph A. Cato are alumni in the Class of 2005 and Class of 2007, respectively.

The Dean Calhoun Scholarship Fund

Established in 2004 by Tracy & Lawrence Watts, in honor of Trinity Kindergarten teacher Ms. Dean Calhoun, this scholarship provides tuition assistance to a deserving and qualified student who otherwise would be unable to attend Trinity Episcopal School.

Trinity Opportunity Grant

Established in 2005 by Trinity families, this merit and need-based scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate that they are assets to our school community and whose family incomes fall within certain middle-income parameters.

Woods Potts Scholarship Fund

Given in honor of Woods Potts, founding Director and Admission, upon her retirement in 2006, this scholarship provides tuition assistance to a deserving and qualified student.

Emily H. Phillips Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010 by Ruth Ellen & Thold Gill in honor of Emily H. Phillips, K-2 Faith Studies Teacher, this scholarship provides tuition assistance to students who have demonstrated financial need.

Oats-Langley Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010 by the Board of Trustees to honor the legacy of founding Head of School, The Rev. Dr. Louis “Smokey” Oats, this scholarship provides tuition assistance to children of local clergy. If in any given year, there are no qualified applicants, this endowment is used as part of the general financial aid pool or for the Seigle Point Scholar.

Endowment for Outstanding Teaching

The Endowment for Outstanding Teaching was established in 2013 as a way for families and other donors to honor and thank Trinity’s teachers. The endowed funds are to be used for the purpose of teacher recognition and retention by providing additional financial reward beyond what the regular budget will allow.

Interested in making an endowment gift? Contact Director of Advancement Greer Williams.

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