Parents and Families: Committed to You

Trinity University Parent and Family Programs partners with families to promote and cultivate student learning, development, and success. Our Engagement Programs encourage active involvement in the University’s mission to provide an excellent liberal arts and sciences education for our students.


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Parent Giving Programs

Support Trinity's tradition of excellence through investment in our students.

Giving Programs


Parent Volunteer Programs

Make a difference through active and exciting volunteer engagement.

Volunteer Programs


Family Program Committee

Trinity staff develop family programming all year long.


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Aliza Holzman-Cantu
Aliza Holzman-Cantu

Director for Parent Giving and Engagement

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Nicole Fratto Garcia '13

Associate Director of Admissions

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Christina Castillo

Assistant Director: Parent Communication & Student Conduct

Parent Giving Programs

Support Trinity’s mission through Parent Giving Programs by increasing family involvement and philanthropic support.

EVERY dollar raised is used to:

  • Provide meaningful programming for students and parents;
  • Support Trinity’s tradition of excellence through investment in our students, the University, the community, and the future; and
  • Foster the unique Trinity experience—from faculty mentors to service learning projects to studying abroad and everything in between.

Parents Fund

The Trinity University Parents Fund enables parents to make a significant and immediate impact on the educational experience of their son or daughter. An investment in the Parents Fund supports the University’s greatest priorities—from recruiting top faculty to service learning projects to the Student Success Center and everything in between. Last year gifts from parents added up to more than $600,000 in support of the unique Trinity experience.

Parent Associates

Parent Associates are individuals or couples that make a leadership gift to the University. Associate gifts of $1,000 or more are made annually and enrich the student experience at Trinity through scholarship assistance and through support of the Trinity Fund, or any other designated university fund, while enhancing personal engagement with the University through special on-campus and regional events.

Designated Gifts

Giving to a restricted fund allows donors to designate their gifts to a particular use. Trinity also allows donors to direct their gifts to currently endowed funds (if applicable). Designated gifts include those made to a particular sport program or department and vary in size. Designated gifts of $1,000 or more enroll the donor in the Parent Associates program.

Parent Volunteer Programs

Make a difference in the lives of current students and alumni through active and exciting engagement with the University. Trinity parents are extremely generous with their time. Some get involved in their local area through the admissions office and others help with Trinity gatherings in their home or workplace.

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Parent Council

As a member of Trinity's Parent Council, you make a difference in the education your student receives, while building a strong community among Trinity families.

Parent Council Interest Form

Through this partnership, Parent Council members engage in conversation and learning opportunities with campus leadership and decision-makers. Volunteering on the Council is a meaningful way to remain engaged with the University, providing your insight from a parent perspective, helping to promote professional networking and internships for our students, and providing support through annual gifts. These opportunities include representing Trinity University at a college fair in your local community, assisting with or hosting events in your home, sending thank you notes to donors, helping to create family programming, and much more.