Robert M. "Stretch" Gardiner ’40
Robert M. “Stretch” Gardiner ’40

With heavy hearts, we remember and honor Robert M. “Stretch” Gardiner ’40, who passed away on Saturday, November 3, at the age of 95. Stretch’s legacy at Trinity-Pawling is profound. He was a member of the Class of 1940 of the Pawling School and was President of the Board of Trustees of Trinity-Pawling from 1991 […]

Trinity-Pawling Holiday Events

December 4, 2018 — 6:00-8:00 PM Join us for the Boston Holiday Reception at Harvard Club of Boston 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA This event is graciously hosted by Peggy and Phil Haughey ’53   December 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM Please join us for Trinity-Pawling’s traditional Candlelight Service at All Saints’ Chapel Reception to follow […]

Trinity-Pawling Joe McElligott

Joe McElligott spent four years at Trinity-Pawling on scholarship. McElligott discovered later that his benefactor was Stretch Gardiner ’40. “If it weren’t for Mr. Gardiner, I never would have been able to complete four years at T-P.” This fall, the Joseph B. McElligott IV ’02 Endowed Scholarship Fund was established, specifically to assist young men […]

Trinity-Pawling Bruce Birns

Bruce Birns ’70 has spent the past 48 years trying to prove to Miles Hubbard that he should have seen more playing time. He recalls his senior year: “1969, all hell was breaking loose with Cambodia, Kent State, Vietnam. My biggest concern? Making varsity basketball. The team was ranked second in the Tri State League […]

Trinity-Pawling Sam Fechner

From hustling on the basketball court to playing an original composition on the piano, Sam Fechner ’20 is a young man of many talents. He is a junior from Hamburg, Germany and in his first year at Trinity-Pawling — a community he cherishes. “Everyone cares about me here. My teachers and friends give me support […]

Bill Taylor Trinity-Pawling

To facilitate effective pedagogy in a changing world, teachers must be lifelong learners. Trinity-Pawling faculty can find opportunities for Professional Development in various forms through an initiative put forth by the Trinity-Pawling Board of Trustees. Amy Foster holds the key to this funding — a generous budget — and sends almost all faculty to at […]

Trinity-Pawling Tim Sullivan

Ever heard of a Bermuda hog?  Tim Sullivan ’94 had, and he wondered why it would be included on menus in the U.S., but not on those in its native island! It’s just this type of common sense, yet forward thinking that has catapulted Sullivan to an incredible career in the food industry. Executive chef […]

Trinity-Pawling Chris Kelsey

Chris Kelsey does what most of us cannot: he makes something from nothing. It sounds like a magic trick, like a miraculous conjuration . . . but for Kelsey such inspiration happens as naturally as breathing in and out. “It feels like my stories are already written,” he says. “As though these characters and actions […]

Trinity-Pawling Robert Yunich

Bob Yunich ’61 has a strong conviction that music should be enjoyed as part of everyday life or, in the words of Leonard Bernstein, “I can’t live one day without hearing music, playing it, studying it, or thinking about it.” Yunich also believes that young people need to realize the musical universe extends beyond current […]

Trinity-Pawling Football

The lower team soccer season ended with a couple of victories including 4th soccer’s 6-1 win against Storm King and JV soccer defeating Canterbury in their season finale. The varsity football team concluded their season with a 24-7 win at Kent on a cold and rainy Friday night. Quarterback Donté Williams ’20 provided much of the offense with […]

Trinity-Pawling Hockey

Join us for a friendly hockey game for all ages! Where: Tirrell Rink, Trinity-Pawling Campus When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM Who: Any and all Trinity-Pawling Hockey Alumni Make sure to stick around and watch Trinity-Pawling varsity take on Loomis-Chaffee at 4:00 PM in their home opener! RSVP at or call 845-855-4881.

Trinity-Pawling Fund

Important discoveries are happening all over campus, every day. From the classroom, to the field, to the dorm, students uncover their own greatness at Trinity-Pawling. Watch how your gift to the Trinity-Pawling Fund supports them all the way. Please consider a donation today. With your support, the possibilities are endless! Thank you for your generosity.


For Tom Ahrensfeld, Trinity-Pawling was the perfect fit. “I was an only child and my parents traveled a lot for business. T-P gave me a ton of brothers, excellent sports, and a great education over four years.” Ahrensfeld made the varsity tennis team as a freshman, coached by Walt Adams and Dave Erdmann. Erdmann also […]