More Ways to Support THS


Since opening its doors in 1963, Trinity high School has opened the hearts and minds of more than 6,000 young men and women in South Central Pennsylvania. Through the generosity of our benefactors – alumni, parents, friends, and community, we have been able to change the lives of our young adults through offerings of financial aid, classroom and technology upgrades, campus ministry programs, and our athletic and fine arts programs.

In order to continue providing an outstanding experience for our students, we consistently rely on Trinity’s supporters. Please help sustain the Trinity tradition of all-round excellence.

Support Trinity High School in the following ways:

Engraved Brick Program

Create a legacy for yourself, your loved ones, your team or your class with an engraved brick placed in the walkway to Trinity’s COBO field.

Each brick costs $50. A brick engraved with a shamrock costs $100. By purchasing a brick (or more than one), you give a lasting gift and help the school as well. The brick walkway helps to fund continued improvements on COBO Field.

To complete your order, please click on the button below.

Field and Gym Banner Program

Trinity provides a promotional opportunity to businesses through the use of banners hung in its athletic field and gym and advertisements in the fall and spring sports programs. Banners and print ads are of particular benefit to businesses that target young adults and their parents.

Businesses have the option to purchase a full, half or quarter page ad with the ability to adapt their advertisement to promote a specific promotion.

For more details and pricing, please click the button below.

Endowments

ENDOWMENTS – A SOUND INVESTMENT IN A BETTER FUTURE

In 1988, Bishop William H. Keeler established FOCUS, the Foundation of Catholics United in Service. FOCUS is a union of many endowment funds set up to assist schools and parishes within the Diocese and is managed by the Bishop of Harrisburg. All the endowment funds are invested as a unified portfolio. The larger the principal amount of the collective FOCUS gifts, the greater the growth.

What are Individual Endowment Funds?
Individual Endowment Funds are gifts from individuals or families, to ensure secure, perpetual income for Trinity High School. With a minimum contribution of $5,000, an endowment can be established in memory or honor of a friend or loved one.

Your initial gift is invested – never spent – and each year a distribution, like dividends on a mutual fund account, is made to your chosen area. Since the initial gift continues to grow through capital gains, the interest and dividends grow as well.

Gifts in any amount can be applied to the existing endowment of your choice.

THE GREEN FAMILY VOCAL ENDOWMENT FUND

Established in 2012 by Michael and Kathy Green, this fund is restricted for an annual award given out to a senior for excellence in vocal music.

LAUREN AND SPENCER DAY FOUNDATION FUND

Established in 2010 by Gerald and Beth Day, this fund provides financial assistance to families going through a major medical crisis.

WALTER G. AND CECILIA O’CONNOR MEMORIAL FUND

Established in 2009 by J. Thomas O’Connor ’66, this fund is restricted for a Trinity student of any grade whose family has demonstrated financial need and is a member of Good Shepherd Parish.

THOMAS R. BALABAN, ESQ. MEMORIAL FUND

Established in 2008 by the family of Thomas R. Balaban, Esq., this fund provides funds to maintain the Thomas R. Balaban Public Speaking Award, given annually to a Trinity graduating senior.

MR. AND MRS. HARRY F. DEFRANK, SR. MEMORIAL FUND

Established in 2008 by the Trinity High School Board of Directors, this fund benefits the Girls Basketball Program at THS.

HARRY F. DEFRANK SR. SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in 2008 by Vincent P. Carocci, this fund provides tuition assistance to a student who is in good academic standing and whose family demonstrates financial need.

DOMINIC M. GERACI ’02 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in 2008 by the Gaspere Geraci Family, this fund provides tuition assistance to a male graduate of Good Shepherd School whose family demonstrates financial need.

TIBOR AND DORIS KURUCZ SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in 2008 by Mark and Susan DiSanto, this fund provides tuition assistance to a student who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need.

DAVID GRADY ’76 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in 2004 by family and friends of David Grady ’76, this fund provides assistance to students who might not be able to attend Trinity High School due to financial hardship.

ANDREW AND KATHRYN LYNCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in 2002 by Ms. Ellen Lynch, this fund provides tuition assistance to a student from Good Shepherd Parish who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need.

WALTER F. ZIELONIS AND BRUNO F. PALADINO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in 2001 by Mr. Kenneth ’77 and Mrs. Rita Zielonis, this fund provides tuition assistance to a student who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need.

LAWRENCE L. KOSTELAC, SR. SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in 2001 by the Trinity High School Class of 1978, this fund provides tuition assistance to a student who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need.

MARY AND BYRON PEEBLES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in 2013 by Michael and Kathy Green, this fund provides tuition assistance to a student who is involved in the fine arts and has demonstrated financial need.

J. THOMAS O’CONNOR ’66 SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND

Established in 2013 per the Last Will and Testament of J. Thomas O’Connor ’66, this fund is restricted for tuition assistance for students or former students of Good Shepherd Catholic School that attend Trinity High School.

HEWITT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in 2014 by Patrick A. ’76 and Jennifer Hewitt, this fund provides tuition assistance to an incoming freshman from St. Theresa School who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need.

Fundraising

Fundraising efforts must respect the priorities of the school as a whole. Trinity wants to make sure any fundraising effort is a positive and fruitful experience for everyone.

Fundraising Guidelines
Fundraising Application

Memorial Donations

Donations in memory of a loved one are a way to remember a cherished family member or friend and support a cause they cared deeply about. Honorary gifts, commemorating a birthday, anniversary or other occasion are also a meaningful way of celebrating and supporting Trinity High School.

Donations can be sent to Trinity High School, attention Development Office.  Contributions will be acknowledged and a letter will be sent to the family notifying them of the gift.

Named Scholarships

Individuals, companies, and organizations may establish an annual named scholarship through Trinity High School. The minimum contribution required to establish a Named Scholarship is $1,000. You, as a Donor, may choose to name the scholarship for yourself or your family, or you may name the scholarship in honor or memory of another person.

All Named Scholarships are need-based and are awarded to students who have applied for financial aid and who meet the criteria that the donor requests of the recipient. Donors can give preferences to the type of student that receives their scholarship. For example, you can stipulate that a student from your parish be awarded your scholarship. You can decide whether the recipient is to be a young man or young woman. Perhaps you would like your gift to benefit a student who excels in a particular subject. Every effort will be made to match your criteria to a student.

Your commitment to a Named Scholarship is for one year.

The following scholarships have been established for the 2013-2014 academic year:

The John R. Dietz Memorial Scholarship
The Daly/Donnelly Memorial Scholarship
The James Cabell Memorial Scholarship
The Lewis Bowker Memorial Scholarship
The Jane Daly Memorial Scholarship
The Patriotic Scholarship
The Denice Petro Brown ’72 Scholarship (4)
The Elizabeth and Joseph Vavra Memorial Scholarship
The Dorothy Gilfoyle Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph Gilfoyle Memorial Scholarship
The John Francis Klenk Memorial Scholarship
The Martha D. Hempt Scholarship
The Max C. Hempt Memorial Scholarship
The George F. Patterson Memorial Scholarship
The Rita C. Patterson Memorial Scholarship
The Mary and Byron Peebles Memorial Scholarship
The Hilton-Diminick Orthodontic Associates Scholarship
The William H. Montgomery Memorial Scholarship
The William and Rose Peteritas Scholarship
The Clara D. Paul Memorial Scholarship
The Paul E. Paul Memorial Scholarship
The Ann Harris Smith Memorial Scholarship
The Daniel Sims Memorial Scholarship
The Thomas and Montienne Trouton Honorary Scholarship
The Bill McLamb Memorial Scholarship
The Kyle Ford Memorial Scholarship
In Honor of THS’s 50th Anniversary Scholarship
The Tibor and Doris Kurucz Memorial Scholarship
The Lawrence Kostelac, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Planned Giving

Endowment Funds

Endowed gifts are a way of demonstrating your commitment to Trinity. Endowments established through the Diocese of Harrisburg’s FOCUS Fund are created to support a variety of needs or interest. With a minimum donation of $5,000, you may begin a new Individual Endowment Fund in honor or memory of a loved one, or you may contribute to an existing endowment.

Gifts of Property

A gift of real estate can be a way to make a substantial commitment to Trinity High School and to realize important tax and income benefits. You may be able to significantly reduce the amount of income, capital gain, and estate taxes you otherwise would have to pay.

Bequests

The simplest means of providing a deferred gift is to write directions in your Will that a certain amount or percentage of your estate is to be distributed to Trinity.

Retirement Plans

You can make Trinity the beneficiary of the unused portion of your retirement fund through a simple written beneficiary designation.

Life Insurance

Gifts of life insurance provide an opportunity to make a large gift at a relatively low cost. You simply name Trinity as the beneficiary of the policy, or you can irrevocably assign ownership of the policy to Trinity.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable gift annuities provide an irrevocable gift to Trinity now. In return for this gift, you will receive a fixed dollar amount at a stated interval. This basically provides you an income for life, with Trinity eventually receiving the gift amount.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

These are tax-exempt trusts that entitle the donor to bypass capital gain taxes, and to receive income for life for you and your spouse. In addition, you receive an income tax deduction in the year of the gift.

United Way

Trinity High School participates in the annual campaigns for the United Way of the Capital Region. Trinity’s code with UWCR is 10153.

Thank you to all of our alumni, parents and friends who choose Trinity High School as the recipient of your gift.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to help Trinity meets it goals and achieve its mission. The options below are just some of the ways you might be able to assist us. If you have any questions or would like to make a donation contact our Development Office at 717-761-2228.

GIFTS OF CASH

These are the most popular type of charitable gift and may be made outright or through a pledge. Gifts of cash may be made by check and credit card, and are deductible in the calendar year in which given.

MATCHING GIFTS

A matching gift is an employer-sponsored program to encourage philanthropy among employees in support of their chosen charity or organization. The matching gift program enables many donors to increase the impact of their contributions as most companies will match dollar for dollar and some will double or triple match employee gifts! Check with your Human Resources office to see if your employer participates.

UNITED WAY CONTRIBUTIONS

Many of our donors choose to participate in their company or organizations’s United Way Annual Campaign and make their donations through payroll deduction. Trinity’s code with the United Way of the Capital Region is 10153.

IN-KIND DONATIONS

Books, furniture, computers, and the like may be considered gifts of personal property. The amount assigned to the gift will depend upon an appraised value, and also on how the gift will be used by the school. We suggest contacting the Advancement Office before making such a gift.

ENDOWMENT FUNDS

Endowed gifts are a way of demonstrating your commitment to Trinity. Endowments established through the Diocese of Harrisburg’s FOCUS Fund are created to support a variety of needs or interest. With a minimum donation of $5,000, you may begin a new Individual Endowment Fund in honor or memory of a loved one, or you may contribute to an existing endowment.

GIFTS OF PROPERTY

A gift of real estate can be a way to make a substantial commitment to Trinity High School and to realize important tax and income benefits. You may be able to significantly reduce the amount of income, capital gain, and estate taxes you otherwise would have to pay.

BEQUESTS

The simplest means of providing a deferred gift is to write directions in your Will that a certain amount or percentage of your estate is to be distributed to Trinity.

RETIREMENT PLANS

You can make Trinity the beneficiary of the unused portion of your retirement fund through a simple written beneficiary designation.

LIFE INSURANCE

Gifts of life insurance provide an opportunity to make a large gift at a relatively low cost. You simply name Trinity as the beneficiary of the policy, or you can irrevocably assign ownership of the policy to Trinity.

CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES

Charitable gift annuities provide an irrevocable gift to Trinity now. In return for this gift, you will receive a fixed dollar amount at a stated interval. This basically provides you an income for life, with Trinity eventually receiving the gift amount.

CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS

These are tax-exempt trusts that entitle the donor to bypass capital gain taxes, and to receive income for life for you and your spouse. In addition, you receive an income tax deduction in the year of the gift.

STOCKS AND BONDS

Designating Trinity as a beneficiary on your stock or bond certificates is a simple process.  The necessary forms can be found on the Diocesan website here:  http://www.hbgdiocese.org/giving/stocks-and-bonds/