The Trinity Foundation

The Trinity Foundation was established to provide a financial vehicle for the long term enhancement of Trinity Parish. The Foundation Commission solicits and maintains funds which are entirely separate from the annual general operating budget of the Cathedral. Foundation funds can be earmarked for one or more of three purposes – endowment, building and property, and special accounts.

The Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund invests gifts and uses only the income it produces. In this way, gifts, however small or large, continue to work from generation to generation. Each gift strengthens the Endowment so the Foundation can accomplish more for the Cathedral and the community.

The Building and Property Fund

The Building and Property Fund provides funds to purchase additional land, build a new building, make a major addition to an existing building, or fund the restoration of an existing building in order to preserve or expand Trinity’s programs and activities.

The Special Accounts Fund

The Special Accounts Fund allows you to earmark your gift for a specific project or cause. This Fund gives you the opportunity to support the initiatives and missions at Trinity that are most important to you.

Stretch Your Giving Ability with a Planned Gift

The Trinity Foundation wants your gift to be as rewarding for you as it is beneficial to Trinity. The Trinity Foundation Commission will work in partnership with you to structure a gift that advances your long-term goals while providing much needed support for Trinity.

We can help donors make a larger commitment to the Trinity Foundation without affecting their cash flow by using appreciated securities for their gift instead of cash. We can guide parishioners and their advisors in incorporating charitable bequests and gifts of life insurance into their estate and financial planning. We also offer gift plans that return income to the donor, so that a gift to The Foundation can also help with the donor's retirement, education, and family needs.

Trinity Foundation Commission

2020 Foundation Officers

  • Pamela Lackey - President
  • Jim Best - Vice President
  • Mary Weston - Secretary

Serving through January 2022

  • Read Folline
  • William Haselden

Serving through January 2023

  • Jim Best
  • Pamela Lackey

Serving through January 2024

  • Bam Gressette
  • Susie VanHuss

Serving through January 2025

  • Rita Caughman
  • Mary Weston

*Members ineligible for re-election due to concluding two terms.

Ex Officio Members

  • The Very Reverend Dane Boston, Dean
  • Llewellyn Shealy, Senior Warden
  • Gus Chapman, Junior Warden
  • Liz Summers, Treasurer

Trinity Foundation Support Staff

  • Patti Trotter, Administrative Assistant
  • Angela Daniel, Development Consultant
  • Donald W. Benson, Canon for Administration
  • Jessica Umbach, Director for Communications


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If you have questions about giving, please Contact Patti Trotter at or 803.771.7300.