Generations of Trinity alumni and faculty were the beneficiaries of Clarence Bruner-Smith's brilliant mind, gentle wit, astonishing memory, lively and always intriguing conversation, and passionate interest in all things Trinity. A member of Trinity's faculty from 1927 until his death in 2001, Mr. Bruner-Smith taught English, chaired the English Department, led the Upper School, advised the Trinity Times and the Yearbook, served as interim head of school, and coordinated the activities of the alumni association. In 1994, Mr. Bruner-Smith made known his intention to include Trinity in his estate and, upon his death, made a magnificent bequest to Trinity.
The Bruner-Smith Society recognizes all those in the Trinity Family who, like Mr. Bruner-Smith, have provided for Trinity School in their long-term plans through a bequest, life-income gift, or other planned gift. We are deeply appreciative of the dedication of these individuals to Trinity School.
Members of The Bruner-Smith Society have expressed their commitment to Trinity School through a very special and important form of financial support.
These donors have named Trinity as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or gifts of life insurance.
Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in The Bruner-Smith Society.
Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others.
Benefits of membership in The Bruner-Smith Society also include annual luncheons, invitations to special events and seminars and a subscription to our newsletter.
The most important benefit, however, you will receive from joining The Bruner-Smith Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to our long-term prosperity.