Class of 1990, Benham Pond Terrace and Firepit

During the Homecoming and Reunion festivities in October, the Benham family, the Class of 1990, and Trinity-Pawling faculty, staff, and alumni gathered to honor the memory of Tyler Mabon Benham ’90 and his love of the outdoors and fishing. During the ceremony, the community, adorned in custom Benham 56 t-shirts, dedicated the Benham Family Pond Terrace and Fire Pit. Located on the shore of the pond, this beautiful outdoor space — a gift from the Benham family — now provides enjoyment for all members of the Trinity-Pawling community.

We would like to share with you this heartfelt note from David Benham ’64, P’90 and his family to the Class of 1990:

To the Class of 1990,

The Benham Family would like to express our utmost gratitude for the outpouring of kindness and support from the Class of 1990 for Tyler’s dedication of the Pond Terrace and Fire Pit on October 1, 2022. While this day was an important moment for us as a family, the overwhelming presence of Tyler’s friends and classmates is something we were deeply touched by. It was a true testament to the relationships that Tyler built during his time at Trinity-Pawling — a place that he cherished as one of the best experiences of his life.

We are confident that Ty would have been incredibly touched by your presence – and custom Benham 56 t-shirts in his honor! Know that he would have done the same for all of you, his dear brothers.

May this be a peaceful place that many of you and the Trinity-Pawling students will cherish for many years to come.

Best regards,

Penny, David, Cliff, and Anna Benham