Ways to Give
TST ADVANTAGE FUND
The Trinity School of Texas Advantage Fund serves to build and sustain the Trinity Advantage: faith based mission, character development, excellent academics, faculty and staff professional development, smaller class size, safe and nurturing environment, strong athletics, vibrant visual and performing arts, among other aspirations. The Trinity School of Texas Advantage Fund goes above and beyond the opportunities offered by the operational budget to offer our children a continually enhanced educational experience. We encourage 100% of Board, Parents, Faculty & Staff, & Alumni to give to this vital fund annually. This fund is a TOP priority and every gift matters!
The future of TST depends on generous support by friends, family, and alumni. Facility upgrades, expanded curricular offerings, and other special projects are not possible without the support of significant donations. Major gifts allow the school to promote excellence and to attract and retain the most capable and brightest students and faculty.
Capital Campaigns are conducted to provide significant funds for growth such as endowment, construction/renovation, or extensive equipment purchases. Contributions are generally pledged over three to five years.
GIFTS TO ENDOWMENT
Trinity’s endowment is a collection of various restricted and unrestricted endowment and scholarship funds. While endowments are established through sizable initial gifts, they may also grow through smaller ongoing gifts. Endowment is an independent school’s savings account and provides a reliable source of income in perpetuity.
TST greatly encourages and appreciates future gifts made through one’s estate. You may consider giving through deferred gifts such as life insurance, bequests, or charitable trusts. Such gifts can offer tax benefits during the donor’s lifetime and/or reduce estate and inheritance taxes. In addition, individuals who provide for Trinity School of Texas in their estate plans will be recognized as members of the Trinity School of Texas Legacy Society. If you are interested in learning more about gift planning, we are happy to help you determine how and when to make a gift and with what assets.
Gifts made in honor or in memory of a loved one are designated for endowment unless otherwise specified. This is a wonderful way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion in someone’s life such as Mother’s Day, B-day, Anniversary, Wedding, or Teacher Appreciation and benefit the school at the same time.
STOCKS OR SECURITIES
A gift of appreciated stock can offer a two-fold benefit: you may avoid a tax on the capital gain, in addition to qualifying for an income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock at the time of the gift.
Scholarships help Trinity School of Texas’ commitment to meet the full financial need of all students and ensure a diverse student body. Gifts may be given to provide assistance for current students within the operating budget or to provide future scholarship monies in the scholarship fund. Named endowed scholarships also are a meaningful way to leave a legacy, remember a loved one, or honor a favorite teacher.
Many companies will match or multiply gifts made by employees and retirees to support education at the primary level. This is a simple way to double and sometimes even triple your gift to Trinity School of Texas. Contact your employer or human resource office to see if they will match all or part of your contribution and let us know that a matching gift is coming.
GIFTS IN KIND
Items and services may be donated to the school, which provide operational savings and meet the needs of the school. The donor, through appraisal or record of purchase, determines the value of the gift.
Your gifts will continue the tradition of generosity of many of our families over the years. It will enable our legacy of excellence to continue for current and future students of TST.
To learn more about these gift opportunities or to receive information
about different ways to make a planned gift, please contact:
The Development Office
215 Teague St
Longview, TX 75601
903-753-0612 ext. 243