Trinity Collegiate receives large donation from Sonoco

Trinity Collegiate School received a $50,000 grant from the Sonoco Foundation to be used toward the campus expansion project. The donation came from the partnership between the Sonoco Foundation and the Central Carolina Community Foundation. Trinity Collegiate Head of School Ed Hoffman was excited to receive the donation. “This is an enormous gift for the school that will go a long way in helping us expand and provide even more opportunities to our current families as well as expand our program to welcome new families.” Trinity Collegiate plans to break ground this spring on a $4.4 million campus expansion project. The plans include an International Student dormitory, an Auxiliary Gymnasium, and an Academic Classroom Building. Sonoco and Central Carolina Community foundation “hope these funds will help TCS reach its goals and make a positive difference in your community and in the lives of the individuals you serve.” Also, Trinity Collegiate has received $15,000 from the Catherine J. McGinnis Family Foundation to be used for tuition assistance and financial aid. This is not the first contribution that McGinnis Foundation has given to Trinity Collegiate. It has supported the school for many years, including most recently making a pledge of $250,000. The foundation was established in Virginia in 1998 and focuses on giving to organizations including Roman Catholic human services, child care, educational, medical and health services. Hoffman said, “TCS is lucky to have the support of the McGinnis Family Foundation and looks forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come. This donation directly supports the community by making a Trinity Collegiate education available to families who may not have otherwise have been able to enroll.” The donation was allocated to the school’s tuition assistance program. “25 percent of Trinity Collegiate families receive tuition assistance and it is a vital component to the school’s mission and commitment to inclusivity and diversity of our student body,” said April Munn, director of admissions. Trinity Collegiate School has remained open since the 2020-2021 school year began in August and families have had the option to learn virtually or in person. Donations, from McGinnis Foundation as well as from private donors, have continued during the pandemic and helped the school provide additional health and safety measures for the students, faculty and staff in order to remain open.

Author: Stephan Drew

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