Trinity Development & Alumni (formally Trinity Foundation) is committed to maintaining the highest standard of governance. To achieve our goals we must be transparent and accountable to our donors, alumni and friends, and the College community. We believe that setting and upholding high standards is an essential part of demonstrating accountability. It also helps us to be effective by ensuring the proper operation of our activities.On the page below you can access financial information, find out more about what your funding has achieved, and learn more about our internal governance.
IMPACT - Philanthropy in Trinity
IMPACT, our Donor Report for the year ended 30 September 2015, highlights the depth, variety and importance of College projects that are being supported by our alumni and friends. You can view IMPACT here.
Our financial statements for the period 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015 are available here. Accounts are externally audited by KPMG and prepared in accordance with the charity SORP standard of accountability and transparency.
Trinity Development & Alumni is governed by a Deed of Trust, available to view here. Trustees retain ultimate responsibility for the strategic development of the organisation in close liaison with Trinity College Dublin’s Provost, Board, and Executive Officers.The role of Trustees may be read here. Trustees are Ms. A. FitzGerald, Mr. T. Gallagher, Mr. I. Mathews, Mr. D. Sheehan, Mr. D. Went (Chair). Trustees’ bios may be read here.
Code of Governance
In 2014, the Trustees approved the drafting of a Trinity Development & Alumni code of governance. Trustees will ensure the Trinity Development & Alumni Code of Governance will not conflict with Trinity College’s governing principles and will comply fully with the charity sector’s Governance Code: a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland. The code of governance will be completed in 2015.
Statement of Guiding Principles
We are compliant with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. Our compliance statements are available to read here. Our Donor Charter outlining our commitment to be accountable and transparent to donors can be read here.
Our Advisory Board
Trinity Development & Alumni Advisory Board assists Trinity College with it's private fundraising activities. Members of the Board act as ambassadors for Trinity College and help Trinity Development & Alumni staff by guiding their fundraising strategies, identifying prospects, and exercising personal influence on others (corporations, foundations, alumni and other individuals).
To read more about individual members of the Advisory Board click here.
We welcome both positive and negative feedback. We are committed to ensuring that all our communications and dealings with the general public and our supporters are of the highest possible standard. We listen and respond to the views of the general public and our supporters so that we can continue to improve. We learn from complaints, use them to improve, and monitor them at our board.We aim to ensure that:
- It is as easy as possible to make a complaint
- We treat as a complaint any clear expression of dissatisfaction with our operations which calls for a response
- We treat it seriously whether it is made by telephone, letter, fax, email or in person
- We deal with it quickly and politely
- We respond accordingly - for example, with an explanation, or an apology where we have got things wrong, and information on any action taken.
To view our feedback and complaints procedure please click here.