By giving to the Annual Fund, you can match your family’s personal philanthropic preferences to Palmer Trinity School’s needs and see the impact your gift makes possible. These funds represent our school’s mission to educate our students and provide a holistic, spiritual approach to learning:

The Palmer Trinity Annual Fund is conducted each fiscal year, from July 1 to June 30.

Your Annual Fund Dollars at Work

Palmer Trinity School’s Annual Fund dollars support an incredible range of programs and projects for our community, including these and many more:

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • My family is already paying tuition. How does my child benefit when we donate to the Annual Fund as well?

    Your child’s education is financed by both your tuition and your Annual Fund gift. Tuition and fees only cover the necessities in our operations. Your donation to the Annual Fund supports what matters to you at PTS: talented teachers, small classes, enriching arts and athletics, library and teaching resources, technology, safety, and much more. Like most private schools in the United States, charitable gifts are a part of Palmer Trinity’s healthy financial operation. Unlike tuition, donations to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible and allow each family to give at any amount.
  • How much should I give to the Annual Fund? What difference can my gift really make?

    Your donation does make a difference! Annual Fund donations range from $10 to $25,000. You can even make a "pledge" – a promise to give. Pledges can be paid monthly, quarterly, or at one time. For example, a Leadership Level pledge of $1,000 can be paid in 10 monthly installments of $100. We are happy to send you pledge reminders if you would like. Every gift counts!
  • What is the difference between a gift and a pledge?

    A "pledge" is a promise of money that you will donate to the school by June 30. (The Annual Fund starts over again every July). A gift is cash, check, or a credit card charge that you give outright to the school. Even a stock transfer counts as a gift!
  • When should I make my Annual Fund gift or pledge?

    The earlier you send your pledge or gift, the earlier we can put it to work for our students. If you make a pledge now, then you have until June 30th to pay it for this year's Annual Fund.

Annual Fund Leadership 2016-2017

Emilio Fernandez

Lilia Bailey
John Burlingame

Heidi Aspinwall
Dolly Posschelle
Colin Veater
LeAnn Soto


Diane Lary
Angelica Lang
Alyssa Green
Erin Bauer
Luis Rey

Belkis Freedman
Margie Shanti
Laura Lane
Alcibel Lairet
Ceci Waldman
David Kugler

Alona Lebowitz
Humberto de Armas
Kelly Fullerton
Alicia Llanos
Lisa Murphy
Alexis Birbragher
Angie Ortega Fridman
Alessandra Knoepffler

Eugenio Cano
Beth Lazar
Susan Crossin
Emilio Fernandez
Johannah Brown

Katie Fornaris
Megan Kleber
Maria Lombardo
Betsy Stephenson
Morgan Smith
Javier Beeck
Jeni Davenport

Pat Brockway GP ‘17, ‘19


Joe Sanz
Lois Chumbley
Claudia Morean

Lynley (Walker) Ciorobea ’96 - President
Mason Harris ’89 - Vice President
Adrian Foley ’02 - Secretary
Michele (Baker) Benesch ‘89
Charles Baumberger ‘94
Andrew Bennett ‘95
Beth (Brockway) Serrate ‘85
Caroline Camus ‘93
Michael Contreras ‘04
Evans (Dunwody) Crews ‘91
Martin Jensen ‘05
Brian Gershen ‘98
Andy Hessen ‘76
Brittney (Hoffman) McCabe ‘99
Elizabeth (Lane) Bacardi ‘93
Tom Magenheimer ‘78
Douglas Rothfeldt ‘10
Lee Sterling ‘81
Holly (Lee) Zawyer ‘97
Nathan Zeder ‘98
8001 SW 184 Street, Miami, FL 33157
Tel: 305.251.2230 | Fax: 305.251.2917
An independent, college preparatory, co-ed, Episcopal day school serving a community of students grades 6-12.