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TCA Office of Development

September 16, 2019
By Susie Henning

I often get this reply when I introduce myself to a TCA family, “Oh, we get emails from you asking for volunteers!” My name is Susie Henning, and I am the Director of Development and Public Relations for TCA. The Office of Development covers fundraising, events, volunteers for events, public relations AND I have all the “free” TCA logo goodies!

I want to thank all of our TCA families who have joined our Corporate Partner program, joined our parent organizations, and those who are already volunteering. God has blessed TCA already in so many ways this year, and it’s not too late to become a Corporate Partner, sponsor the Gift Market, or join one of our parent organizations.

TCA’s fundraising philosophy is “Different by Design.”  We do not have a big annual fund “drive” every year, though we do have an annual fund. We have our large dinner and auction, The Legacy Dinner, every other year (save the date for April 4, 2020). Our Parent Teacher Fellowship has one major fundraiser, The Eagle Dash. Our Athletic Booster Club has a chili cook-off, and our Trinity Friends of the Arts supports our Arts programs. I encourage you to join one, or all three groups.

Our annual fund is supported through memberships in our Silver Eagles grandparent organization, our amazing and loyal corporate partners, proceeds from the Turkey in the Ground auction, the Gift Market, and this year, our Legacy Dinner. We also welcome matching company donations, gifts of stock, estate gifts, etc.  TCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization so your donation to TCA is tax-deductible. 

  • Some of the past projects our annual fund has helped include:
  • A New Secondary Art room
  • Help with purchasing buses for student transportation
  • Improvements to our elementary playground
  • Security enhancements across campus
  • Tuition assistance for families with unexpected financial challenges

If you’d like to be involved, we also need volunteers for many of our events, so be watching for those emails from me throughout the year. Save the date and be watching for more information on these upcoming events:

  • North Texas Giving Day: September 19
  • Grandparents Day: October 11
  • Homecoming: October 18
  • Inaugural Golf Classic: October 19
  • The Eagle Dash: October 25
  • The Gift Market: November 2
  • The Legacy Dinner: April 4, 2020

Thank you for supporting TCA with your time, talents, and treasures.  If you have more questions about fundraising at TCA, please do not hesitate to contact me or come by my office in the secondary building!