Trinity receives $10,000 donation
Soon after Trinity Collegiate School in Darlington County announced the decision to re-identify itself in an effort to be more inclusive and welcoming, the school received a donation of $10,000 from Carolyn Segars Smith, a former trustee of the school.
She offered her support and gratitude to the school for taking this bold and timely step. Saying that she was “delighted” with the decision to re-identify and applauded the school for adhering to the mission on which the school was “originally founded.”
The decision by the Board of Trustees of Trinity Collegiate to remove Byrnes from the school’s name was made in collaboration with many of the school’s constituents. Smith praised Trinity for being a leader in the community. The school’s decision shows its continued support and embrace of persons of color in the community. This is a decision which will have positive impacts, not only for the school community, but also in the surrounding region, and beyond, the school said.
Head of School Ed Hoffman said, “The donation by Mrs. Smith is a testament that the board’s decision was the right one.”