There are a multitude of ways to support Trinity Catholic High School. We must rely on the support of our alumni, parents and friends who believe in the mission of TCHS. Each gift helps us to maintain the outstanding academic service and extracurricular programs we offer. Each gift helps us to continue to develop the character and minds of the young men and women we educate who will become outstanding citizens and leaders in our community. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and all gifts are tax-deductible.

The Annual Fund

If you are interested in making the most of your gift to Trinity Catholic High School, consider The Annual Fund. With our roots from Stamford Catholic, St. Mary High School and Central Catholic, Trinity Catholic prides itself on providing an extraordinary college-preparatory program that will prepare graduates to meet the demands of higher education, contribute to society and answer the call of Christian service.

Gifts to The Annual Fund have an enormous impact on Trinity’s ability to enhance its standards of excellence in teaching, scholarships, student development, and facilities. Your annual gifts fuel the success of this school and touch every aspect of our students’ experience.

Specifically, your gift to The Annual Fund will:

  • provide tuition assistance and scholarships to deserving students – making the Trinity Catholic High experience possible for them.
  • enable TCHS to recruit and retain the highest caliber of teachers who serve as role models for our students.
  • contribute to the technology, lab equipment and other learning tools used in the classroom.
  • instill in students a deep awareness of God’s presence in their lives through a dynamic Catholic education and service program.
  • offer students the opportunity to uncover hidden talents through our arts and extracurricular offerings.
  • ensure that TCHS continues its winning athletic tradition.

TCHS alumni, parents and friends know firsthand the transforming role that a Catholic High experience had on their lives. Consider sharing that gift with others. Those who financially support TCHS uphold the spirit of philanthropy that has sustained this school since its founding. Your generosity, leadership and faith in our mission helps Trinity Catholic High School flourish each year.

The Annual Fund continues to be the primary vehicle for members of the TCHS community to join together in a meaningful effort to support the mission of this great school. Donations to The Annual Fund may be made online, by phone or by check. We welcome and are grateful for your support!

Gifts of Cash

Gifts may be in the form of cash, check, credit card, debit card, a pledge or via on-line.

Matching Gift Program

Check to see if your employer has a matching gift program and follow their directions to register your gift to Trinity Catholic. Most companies offer a one-to-one match, but others are two-to-one or even three-to-one.  Matching gifts are a great way to increase your donation to Trinity Catholic High School.

United Way Gifts

Support both Trinity Catholic High School and participate in your Corporate United Way Campaign by designating Trinity Catholic High School as the recipient of your gift on your donor choice form.  Trinity Catholic High School will receive your gift through the United Way based on your payroll deduction instructions or as a one-time amount.  Our school EIN # is 06-1560972.

Stop & Shop School Rewards Program

Sign-up online by clicking here or call 877. 275.2758. Be sure to include Trinity Catholic's ID #06025.  You earn points for TCHS with each purchase where a Stop & Shop card is used. Our monthly A+ bonus bucks are determined and a check is sent to TCHS for the purchase of useful education equipment.

Amazon Smile

Access here from your computer or mobile device, select Trinity Catholic High School and start your shopping. TCHS will receive a percentage of the dollars you spend.

Target

Access here from your computer or mobile device, select Trinity Catholic High School and start your shopping. TCHS will receive a percentage.

Planned Giving

Planned giving provides multiple opportunities for donors to support Trinity Catholic High School while receiving fiinancial and tax benefits. All of these gifts help to ensure a secure future for Trinity Catholic High School.

Bequests

...are a simple way to help us provide for the future of the school. Remembering Trinity Catholic High School in your estate plans can be a simple and cost-effective way to make a significant contribution to the long-term stability of our school.

Charitable Lead Trust

...allows you to designate your heirs as the ultimate beneficiaries while also providing Trinity Catholic High School with an income stream for a term of years. You transfer assets to Trinity Catholic High School or a trustee of your choice and during the term of years a fixed or variable income is paid to Trinity Catholic High School. You choose the designated purpose of this gift. At the end of the term, the assets are then transferred to your heirs. The Charitable Lead Trust allows this transfer of assets to your heirs to take place at a reduced gift and estate tax cost. Charitable Lead Trusts are typically advantageous for individuals with a high net-worth.

Charitable Remainder Trust

...provides income to you or to other named income beneficiaries for life, a set number of years or a combination of the two. The remaining amount is a gift to Trinity Catholic High School. Charitable remainder trusts can offer variable or fixed income and they can help you avoid capital gains taxes as well as reduce income and estate taxes.

Life Insurance Gifts

...are a good way to make a gift to Trinity Catholic High School without incurring a large expense. You can donate either a paid-up policy or a policy where you are still making the premium payments. In both cases you may qualify for a charitable deduction.

Memorial Gifts

...please keep Trinity Catholic in mind when you are looking to establish a gift in memory of a deceased loved one.

Real Estate Gifts

...to Trinity Catholic High School are a unique way to support the school while achieving a possible avoidance of capital gains tax and receiving a charitable income tax deduction. Also, the value of the real estate is taken out of your taxable estate. Real estate can be given to Stamford Catholic High School through different means including bequeathing the property, giving the property outright, transferring the property into a charitable remainder trust, or establishing a retained life estate. A retained life estate is established when you give your residence or vacation property to Trinity Catholic High School but reserve the use of the property for your life and/or the life of another beneficiary.

Retirement Plan Gifts

...are another easy way to support Trinity Catholic High School and they are a great asset to give to a charity. Retirement plan assets are often taxed at extremely high rates, upwards of 50%. Therefore, it makes more sense to pass assets along to heirs that are taxed at lower rates and donate retirement plan assets to Trinity Catholic High School. Simply name Trinity Catholic High School as the beneficiary of your 401(k), 403(b) or IRA.

Securities

...we welcome gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds.  Not only would your contribution entitle you to an income tax charitable deduction, you may also avoid capital gains taxes.

Stock

...it may be tax-wise to contribute stock rather than cash.  Gifts of appreciated stock help you avoid paying capital gains tax on the stock's full fair market value on the date you make the gift. (Stock must have been held for more than a year.)

The Advancement Office is here to assist you during the school’s regular office hours. Feel free to contact Kim Harris Maloney '85, P'15,'19, Director of Advancement, at 203.487.8245 or via email to discuss the various ways of giving to TCHS.

To give on line: We accept all major credit cards. Donate Now.

To give by mail: Checks should be made payable to Trinity Catholic High School, and mailed to: Advancement Office - Trinity Catholic High School - 926 Newfield Avenue - Stamford CT 06905.