Ways to Give Back

When you give a gift of any amount to Trine University you are helping to support our commitment to excellence. This commitment has remained true since our founding in 1884 and today, we are now stronger than ever.  

With your help, we will continue to move this institution froward, as we remain committed to our students and their success by providing intellectual and personal development through professionally focused and formative learning opportunities, helping to prepare our students to succeed, lead and serve.  

There are many ways to support Trine University through your time, talent, and treasure. Below are some of the opportunities where you can make a significant impact on the lives of our students. 

Make a Gift

Make a gift online or mail your gift to Trine University, Office of University Advancement, 1 University Ave., Angola, Indiana 46703. Many employers offer matching gift programs that equal charitable contributions made by their employees. 

Search the matching gift database to see if your employer has a matching gift program.

Make a Gift

Leave a Legacy

There are many different opportunities for Planned Giving: Bequests, Endowed Funds, Life Income Gifts, Life Insurance Gifts, Naming Opportunities and Retirement Plan Assets.
If you are 70 1/2 years old, or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Trine and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity, such as Trine University, without having to pay income taxes on the money. 

Recruit Students

As an alum, you know first-hand the benefits of attending a smaller university, and we're counting on you to share your memories, your knowledge and your passion for your alma mater to others. By refering a student to attend Trine, you are single-handedly ensuring the future of Trine University.


Serving as an alumni ambassador for our students is a fulfilling way to give back to your alma mater. Our forward-thinking curriculum allows for experts within their industries to play a role in shaping the education of our students. Whether you are interested in offering job shadowing opportunities, mock interviews, being a guest speaker in a class, serving as an ambassador on our giving days, or conducting special presentations, we welcome your involvement with our students.

Attend an Event

Scholarship fundraisers, alumni and friends regional events, on-campus happenings and (especially) Homecoming are great ways to engage with Trine University. We look forward to opportunities to connect with you, learn about your passions and explore your interests in remaining a pivotal part of our future.

Career Opportunities

Hire a Trine graduate, provide an internship or co-op opportunities, attend a career or job fair on campus, or mentor a current student. Your professional involvement and ability to help Trine graduates enter the workforce is an immeasurable contribution.