"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".
~ Winston Churchill
Thank you for making Trine a leader in alumni giving! Tri-State alumni, through their generosity, energy and commitment, have made this a better place than it was when they left, and have provided tremendous new opportunities for our students. Parents and friends of the University have helped to ensure Trine will be a premier, viable, vibrant community partner for many years to come.
We are committed to improving the quality of a Trine education, because students expect and deserve it. But in doing so, we are in danger of pricing that education beyond the reach of many young men and women who choose Trine.
With your financial support, the University can continue to improve the quality of education for deserving and talented students who belong at Trine
Much of the success of the University over the years has been a direct result of our thousands of alumni and friends supporting the TRINE FUND. The annual giving program provides much needed support for a wide variety of initiatives including scholarships, equipment, research, special projects, and travel for faculty and students to stay on top of the latest innovations in their fields. The success of those who follow in your footsteps would not be possible without help from alumni and friends like you.
Help your alma mater become number one in the Midwest for annual alumni giving. Already, your continuous and generous support has allowed the University to become a better place than it was when you left and provide new opportunities for our students, your future fellow alumni.
Become a part of the Excitement!
Determine your level of support and join a new Annual Giving Club by making a gift today! Click here for more information.
Building a Legacy!
Endowments drive Trine University's future. Lives well lived lead ultimately to a better world. Which opportunity below suits your vision of a legacy? Or do you have an idea of your own? Either way we want to help you accomplish your dream of a legacy. Please contact the Office of Alumni and Development, at 260.665.4114, so that we may direct you to the appropriate person who can assist you in making your dream a reality.
A gift of any size can be made to this fund, for those who do not
desire a named scholarship. The fund will be devoted to general
scholarships rather than to an individual.
Named Endowed Scholarships
Gift of $30,000
A scholarship bearing the donor’s name or that of a loved one can be established. A portion of earnings is awarded annually, with terms of the agreement set by the contributor.
Gift of $100,000 minimum
An endowed fund to support technology or equipment for a department or school can be created to give the University’s talented faculty members the latest equipment with which to teach.
Endowing Faculty Positions
Endowed chairs and professorships influence teaching and learning at Trine University by funding scholarship for faculty members. Through publishing, collaborative research, and program enhancements, endowed faculty carry students to the center of today’s scholarly discourse. Endowed chairs and professorships, established in perpetuity and carrying the donor’s name, offer the donor a deeply personal and distinctive option for supporting the University.
Gift of $1.5 million
Department Head’s Chair
Gift of $1.25 million
Gift of $1 million
Gift of $750,000
Career Development Professorship
Gift of $250,000
The Legacy Society
Started in 1993, the Trine University Legacy Society is a special group of donors who have a provision for Trine University in his or her planned gift or estate plans to help further the mission of Trine University.
To make a provision, we suggest including Trine University as a beneficiary in any of the following methods:
• Will or Trust Bequests
• Life-income Vehicles
• Gift annuities
• Life Insurance Policies
• Tax-Deferred Accounts
Levels of donation are not a discriminating factor: Trine University appreciates your forethought and does not set any restrictions or minimums. Benefits of membership include a Legacy Society listing, a Legacy Society lapel pin highlighting your actions, and invitations to upcoming events on campus.
Have Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni & Development at 260.665.4114 or by e-mail.