Trinity Episcopal School
3850 Pittaway Drive
Richmond VA 23235
Mission Statement
Our charge is to challenge Trinity students to discover their paths, develop their talents and strengthen their character within a dynamic academic community.
 
 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr Robert A. Short
Board Chair Ms. Kathy Ashby Merry
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address 3850 Pittaway Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
Telephone 804 272-5864
Fax 804 323-1335
E-mail lauriehedgepeth@trinityes.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1971
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $9,217,642.00
Projected Expenses $8,804,044.00
Statements
Mission
Our charge is to challenge Trinity students to discover their paths, develop their talents and strengthen their character within a dynamic academic community.
 
 
Impact
Since 1972, Trinity has been a place of exploration for more than 3,400 students.  Trinity values the unique qualities of each student and offers an eclectic academic program coupled with athletic and arts offerings that allow students discover their paths.  Students come from all across Metro Richmond, with more than 65 middle and high schools represented in the current student body.  Currently, 19% of Trinity's operating budget is allocated to financial assistance for our families.  
 
Trinity's :Future Pathways Capital Campaign has bought the Estes Athletic Center, a new track and stadium and renovated the Perkinson Arts Center, a venue for the visual and performing arts.  The final phase includes expansion and renovation of Perkinson Arts Center's theatre and lobby.  Improving and expanding the theatre is critical to meet the needs of Trinity's larger student body.
 
 
Needs
Trinity is turning capital fund raising priorities to art, music and drama to support its outstanding arts education programs.  In order to complete this campaign, $2.5-3 million in community support is needed.
Background
Trinity is an independent co-educational school for grades 8 through 12, and offers a liberal arts, college preparatory education, including the world-recognized International Baccalaureate Program. Since its founding in 1972, Trinity has encouraged students to "Discover their Paths" and achieve life-long goals. Currently, Trinity enrolls approximately 500 students, drawn from the entire Metro Richmond area.  
 
In 1994, Trinity became the first school in the Richmond metropolitan area authorized to offer the IB Program, a course of study designed for highly motivated students. The program academically prepares students for the rigors of college, and can also give students an advantage in the college admission process.
 
The members of the class of 2014 had 101 students enroll in 45 different colleges and universities. Trinity students have been accepted to prestigious specialty schools and programs, including Cooper Union, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Visual Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering, and the music programs at Belmont University and Indiana University. Several students will play for college athletic teams. Many received offers of merit scholarships.
 
 
CEO Statement
Welcome to the Trinity Episcopal School GiveRichmond portrait. It offers a glimpse of Trinity—its programs, faculty, students, facilities and school life.  To truly understand Trinity, come visit and experience this extraordinary learning environment. Here we believe in the power of the potential that lies within each student. “Discover your Path” defines our unique approach to learning and serves as a guide for daily practice.

We begin each day with Morning Meeting, where the entire community comes together to exchange announcements, recognize achievement and prepare for the day ahead. An alumnus once said it was something like a family breakfast, complete with witty banter. It’s part of what makes every day at Trinity special.

In 1994 Trinity became the first school in the Richmond metropolitan area to offer the International Baccalaureate Program, a rigorous pre-university course of study that permeates our entire academic culture. Our highly-acclaimed arts program offers opportunities in music, drama and art. The athletic program offers 41 teams in 22 sports. Our students perform thousands of hours of community service each year. I hope you’ll use the website to learn more about the depth and breadth of Trinity’s programs.

I invite you to come and walk around our campus, talk with students and meet some of the faculty and staff. Once you’ve visited our school, I believe you will get a sense of what I feel each day when I greet our students in Dunn Courtyard after Morning Meeting – that Trinity is a wonderful place to spend some of the most important years of your life.

Very truly yours,

Robert A. Short
Head of School
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Kathy Ashby Merry
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2015 to July 2017
Email kathyashbymerry@gmail.com
Board CoChair
Term July 2015 to July 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. E. G. Allen Community Volunteer
Mr. Frank Barksdale Community Volunteer
Mrs. Paige Bell Community Volunteer
Mrs. Sheryl Black Community Volunteer
Dr. Bryan Brassington Community Volunteer
Mr. Benjamin D. Bretz Community Volunteer
Mr. Jeffrey D. Elgin CapitalOne
Mrs. Keyser Glancy Community Volunteer
Ms. Leesa Witty Gregory Community Volunteer
Mr. Chase T. Hill Heritage Wealth Advisors
Ms. Mary Jane Hogue Medarva
Mr. Stephen E. Hupp Community Volunteer
Mr. Marcus Jones Trinity Episcopal School
Ms. Cynthia A. Joyce Community Volunteer
Mr. Bill Londrey Community Volunteer
Mr. Matthew Majikes CapitalOne
Ms. Virginia Flemer Marchetti Community Volunteer
Ms. Kathy Ashby Merry Community Volunteer
Mr. Rob Methven Community Volunteer
Ms. Beth Loeper Nash Community Volunteer
Ms. Lynn Strader Community Volunteer
Mr. Philip P. Tarsovich Community Volunteer
Mr. John Young Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 10
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 20
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
Finance
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. J. Read Branch Community Volunteer
Mr. Otis L. Brown Community Volunteer
Mrs. Carol Estes-Williams Community Volunteer
Mrs. Kathy Graziano Community Volunteer
Dr. Bruce E. Heilman Community Volunteer
Mr. Joseph C. Kearfott Community Volunteer
Mr. Kelly J. O'Keefe Community Volunteer
Dr. W. B. Perkinson Jr.Community Volunteer
Mrs. Virginia H. Totten Community Volunteer
Dr. Henry I. Willett Jr.Community Volunteer
Mr. Richard T. Wilson IIICommunity Volunteer
Mr. Charles F. Witthoefft Community Volunteer
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr Robert A. Short
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms. Becky A. Currier Athletic Director
Ms. Laurie Hedgepeth Director of Development
Mr. Joseph Monaco Director of Operations
Ms. Margie Vaughan Snead Director of Admission
Staff
Full Time Staff 81
Part Time Staff 3
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2013
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Virginia Association of Independent Schools1978
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Virginia Association of Independent Schools2014
Programs
Description
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $9,217,642.00
Projected Expenses $8,804,044.00
Endowment Value $402,110.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$759,714$868,215$654,774
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$8,924,975$8,101,310$7,452,387
Investment Income, Net of Losses$136,733$139,547$17,384
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$54,959$6,661--
Other$29,459$118,165$262,012
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$7,473,054$6,864,739$6,567,160
Administration Expense$1,091,966$1,050,807$1,005,341
Fundraising Expense$325,075$369,925$334,089
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.111.111.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%83%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue43%43%51%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$24,826,836$24,412,202$22,068,683
Current Assets$7,100,900$6,960,588$4,176,456
Long-Term Liabilities$7,916,718$8,355,969$8,370,686
Current Liabilities$3,403,063$3,564,923$2,155,114
Total Net Assets$13,507,055$12,491,310$11,542,883
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.091.951.94
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets32%34%38%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose New facilities
Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Dixon, Hughes, Goodman, LLP.
  • Financial information provided by audit.