Leadership Circle

Leadership support at Trinity-Pawling is critical to the School’s sustenance. Your investment supplements both tuition and endowment, providing necessary funds for all aspects of a Trinity-Pawling education. 

Gardiner Circle • $100,000 or above

$100,000 or above

Robert M. ‘Stretch’ Gardiner was a member of the Class of 1940 of the Pawling School and President of the Board of Trustees from 1991 to 2003. Stretch's legacy at Trinity-Pawling is profound. The Gardiner Library and Learning Commons and the Gardiner Theater stand as enduring testaments to his generosity and leadership. Those members of the Trinity-Pawling community who give $100,000 or more to the School are welcomed into the Gardiner Circle. Their generosity parallels that of our esteemed alumnus and benefactor, Stretch Gardiner ‘40.

Colhoun Society • $50,000 - $99,999

$50,000 - $99,999

Richard N. Colhoun P’70, P’73 offered Trinity-Pawling extraordinary leadership and dedication for nearly thirty years. As President of the Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1991, Dick oversaw the completion of the first capital campaign and helped launch the second. His creation of the School's first Board of Trustees was perhaps his greatest accomplishment, establishing a legacy of positive service that still stands today. Like Dick Colhoun, donors in this Society are philanthropic leaders and visionaries, impacting the community while simultaneously raising the bar for others.

Dunbar Society • $25,000 - $49,999

$25,000 - $49,999

William W. Dunbar, P’69, P’72 was considered by many to be the “soul” of Trinity-Pawling, serving two headmasters in running day-to-day matters at the School from 1955 until his retirement in 1978. Dunbar Society donors are those who echo the essential leadership of Bill Dunbar in their commitment to the School.

1907 Society • $10,000 - $24,000

$10,000 - $24,999

This giving society honors the year the Pawling School was founded. Donors whose growing capacity allows them to make gifts at these levels are welcomed into the 1907 Society. Gifts such as these bolster The Trinity-Pawling Fund, and in turn, all aspects of life on campus.  

Gamage Society • $5,000 - $9,999

$5,000 - $9,999

Dr. Frederick L. Gamage, Sr. was the founder and first Headmaster of the Pawling School from 1907 to 1932, and Headmaster Emeritus and School Chaplain from 1932 to 1942. Frederick L. Gamage, Jr., was the second Headmaster of Trinity-Pawling from 1932 to 1935.  Honoring Dr. Gamage’s mission, members of his namesake society are essential supporters of the School.

Cluett Society • $2,500 - $4,999

$2,500 - $4,999

George B. Cluett was a friend of Dr. Gamage’s and the benefactor behind the construction of Trinity-Pawling’s most iconic building, Cluett Hall. Individuals who make gifts at this level provide us with the critical support that we need to continue educating tomorrow's leaders and are welcomed to the Cluett Society.  

Barstow Society • $1,500 - $2,499

$1,500 - $2,499

Frederic Duclos Barstow ’14 was a gifted student interested in nature. His parents funded the original science building in his memory because of his great love for the Pawling School. Donors who contribute $1,500 or more to the School in a single fiscal year are considered members of the Barstow Society. Year in and year out, we rely on these supporters to buoy us, and we thank them for their consistent support.

Young Alumni Leadership

We are so grateful to our young alumni who choose to remember Trinity-Pawling with significant contributions soon after graduation. The following societies recognize their commitment to their alma mater.

Blue and Gold Society  

$500 (a monthly gift of $42)
For alumni 6-15 years out.

Pride Society  

$100 (a monthly gift of $8.50)
For alumni 1-5 years out.