Why Do WE Give to the Annual Fund?

Current Parents

When our family moved to South Florida in 2011, we first heard about Palmer Trinity from our real estate agent. We had visited many schools but found Palmer Trinity's students and staff to be the warmest and sincerest. We then discovered the matriculation to be on par with arguably the best high schools in the nation. Choosing Palmer was then an easy choice.

Looking back at the 4+ years, our high expectations were easily exceeded and is why we contribute to the Annual Fund. Our donation will undoubtedly help our daughters and teach them the importance of giving back to their school and community. But I also would like to think our contributions ensure future families will enjoy the same warm but high academic standards our family stumbled upon.

Rachel and Paul Malueg, parents of Georgia '21 and Hailey '17

Palmer Trinity School has been a Blessing in our lives. The faculty and staff are truly caring, supportive, accommodating and detail oriented. The teachers are inspiring and exude love for what they teach. As soon as you step foot on this beautifully maintained campus, you realize it is special. Once you become part of the Palmer Trinity School Family, you understand why. The essence of this community is kindness, giving, caring, tolerance, moral & social responsibility all while providing academic excellence. Palmer Trinity School provides students with the balance they need to joyfully thrive to their full capacity as students and as global citizens.

Giving to the Annual Fund is a way to express our gratitude for all that Palmer Trinity School gives us. It is also our commitment to Palmer Trinity School's future. Sea Camp in Sixth Grade and Camp Sparta in Seventh Grade, both at no cost, were a couple of the numerous "gifts" the Annual Fund underwrites. Every family is encouraged to contribute towards the annual fund according to their capacity.

Humberto de Armas and Arlene Matz-de Armas, parents of Leandro de Armas '21

Faculty

In 15 years of working at Palmer Trinity School, I've had the great challenge and the great pleasure of helping to build something that we all can be proud of -- a school with outstanding academics, strong athletics and arts, and a genuine sense of community. PTS is a place that cares about its members and its role in the larger world. I know that no matter what amount I give -- some years it's more, some years it's less -- my participation in giving is what really counts. I understand that the closer faculty giving gets to 100% participation, the more that other members in the community will know that the teachers support the mission and programs of the school. From where I sit, what more would you want than a sign that everyone in the classroom is on board and moving in the same direction? As I've stated, I'm proud of what's been built in my years here, and I hope I can stick around and see what will be built in the future. I trust that my own children will one day have the privilege of experiencing all that Palmer Trinity has to offer.

Mark E. Hayes, faculty member since 2002
and parent of Coltrane Hayes '25 (hopefully) and Evan Hayes '27 (also hopefully)


As a long-time faculty member of Palmer Trinity School, I strongly believe in supporting the Annual Fund because PTS is an academic community of wonderful people who care for each other. I know the Annual Fund supports the academic, athletic and social environment that provides for our students and families. PTS programs make a positive impact on the campus, in Miami, and around the world through service and travel opportunities. All these programs help our students learn how to be citizens of the world, as well as their local community, and is a cause I feel strongly about supporting with my donation to the Annual Fund.

Marty Migliaccio, Humanities Department

Board of Trustees

As a founding Trustee of Trinity Episcopal School and now as a Board member of Palmer Trinity School, support of the only Episcopal middle and upper school in Miami-Dade County is one of my highest priorities. The values that a Palmer Trinity education instills in young adults in today's world are invaluable. Palmer Trinity's mission of mind, body, and spirit holds true with a challenging curriculum and dedication to service to others within a spiritual context. Watching the school grow into the outstanding place it is today has been an honor, a privilege, and a most rewarding journey.

Tina Lane, Board of Trustees

This is the 9th year that I have been associated with the Sandy. I am proud that we have developed an event that focuses on two things; 1) raising money for mission appropriate kids that truly need the financial assistance, and 2) holding a fun event that can be enjoyed by many different members of the entire Palmer community. It is always rewarding to me on the day of the tournament to take a step back and see all of the people who give their time and money for these worthy objectives. The Sandy is truly a venue that brings us all together in the name of fun (well ok, golf) and a most worthy cause. In that way, it reminds me a little of our school as we work to build not just great scholars, but also great individuals and citizens.

Chuck Klenk, Member of the Palmer Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee, and Co-Chairman of the Sandy Golf and Tennis Tournament

Alumni

It is hard to describe my experience as a student of Palmer Trinity in one word, or in a single sentence. It is the place where I went to learn, make friends, and live life. It is the school that filled my head with The Peloponnesian War, Algebra, and Lacrosse. It is the community that helped me build myself into a young adult prepared and ready for the next steps in my life. It laid the foundation that helped me advance and succeed to where I am today.

I support Palmer Trinity’s Annual Fund because I owe so much to them. I feel the need to pay back what was given to me, so that another may also have that opportunity to advance and succeed as I did. I am by definition a product of Palmer Trinity, and I am proud to be so.

Carlos Menacho ‘88

I have very fond memories of Palmer Trinity and feel fortunate to have been exposed to opportunities there which allowed me to develop academically and cultivate interests in extra curricular activities. Donating to Palmer Trinity is my way of giving back and supporting the school so it can continue to offer its students a first class education and give them the tools they need to succeed.

Sabrina Gray ‘98

I love the security and comfort you feel when surrounded by other students, faculty and staff on such a beautiful campus. The tight knit community makes you feel at home away from home. My continued support as an alumna is an opportunity to give back to Palmer Trinity!

Corina Lopez ‘04

Alumni Parent

Our kids received a great education and were accepted in the universities they wanted to attend. The education they received at Palmer Trinity prepared them not only academically, but also ethically, culturally and morally. This was made possible because of the amazing and caring faculty, the loving and professional staff and the help and involvement of parents in educational, athletics, arts and cultural programs.

As a parent of 2 alumni, I believe that we must all continue to help the school, even though our kids have moved to college. Participation in the Annual Fund is key to help the school maintain its excellent level of education and preparation of students in South Florida. A neighborhood with a great school will be a great neighborhood. A great school will prepare great students that will in turn help in the future, the neighborhood, the city and all of us.

We give every year a gift to the Annual Fund because we believe in the school and the strong positive influence it has had in our kids’ education and the growth of the community around the school.

Claudia and Ricardo Morean, parents of Roberto '13 and Alexandra '15
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.