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"Sweetie" and Hal Clay Peck Memorial Speaker Series

To summarize the life stories of Hal Clay Peck and Josie Fay “Sweetie” Peck is to celebrate all that is remarkable about West Texas. Both had a passion for the oil industry, family, and community. They can be accurately described as quietly generous, industrious, and proud to be Americans, Texans, and Midlanders. The Peck legacy continues to be a positive influence in the Midland community. This speaker series provides an opportunity to learn more about the important role of positively influencing the lives of children.
This year, we are pleased to welcome Daron K. Roberts as this year's Speaker Series keynote speaker.
Daron K. Roberts is a former NFL coach and author of, Call an Audible and A Kids Book About Empathy. Call an Audible was named a #1 New Release and Best Seller by Amazon and Sports Illustrated selected the book as one of its “Best Sports Business Books of 2017.” Roberts serves as founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas. He created CSLi in the fall of 2014. The Center is the first university-based institute dedicated to developing leadership and character curricula for high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.
 
Roberts is also a lecturer in the Liberal Arts Honors Program and his research focuses on issues of resilience, rejection, failure management and leadership. He developed a course – A Gameplan for Winning at Life – that he teaches to incoming freshmen student-athletes at the University of Texas. During the course of each academic year, Roberts teaches nearly 400 students.
 
After graduating from Harvard Law School (2007), Roberts served coaching stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, West Virginia Mountaineers and Cleveland Browns. He holds a B.A. in Plan II Honors and Government from the University of Texas (2001) and an M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School (2004).
 
The Presidential Leadership Foundation – a joint venture
between Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush – tabbed Roberts as a Presidential Leadership Scholar in the inaugural class. Roberts has been featured in ESPN the Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Sports Illustrated and is a contributor to Forbes.com. His op-eds have appeared in Fortune, CNN and Time. Roberts serves on the SXSW Sports Advisory Commission and Coca-Cola Foundation Board.
 
He and his wife have five children and reside in Austin, TX.
 

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The Trinity School Endowment Fund helps to assure the school’s future while supporting its present needs. A healthy endowment can give a school a measure of financial stability and independence that it might not have otherwise. 
The Trinity School Endowment provides consistent, yearly support, not only for this year, but for years to come. The impact of the Endowment Fund is powerful, and its continued growth is critical to the long term sustainability of Trinity School.
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Endowment Corporation Directors 2021-2022

  • Mike Party, Chair
  • Ginny Allen
  • Tripp Edwards '11
  • Connie Glasscock
  • Steve Goree
  • Michael McWilliams
  • Steve Pruett
  • Noble Starnes ‘04
  • Terry Wilkinson

Ex Officio Members

  • Shelby Hammer, Head of School
  • Kobi Lincoln, Director of Institutional Advancement, Secretary
  • Jamie Terry, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Named Endowment Funds

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  • The Cindy Midkiff Memorial Award

    The Cindy Midkiff Memorial Award was established by family and friends to honor the memory of Cindy Midkiff and her 30 years teaching Spanish at Trinity School. Nominees considered for selection include a student who demonstrates active participation and demonstrated interest in a world language class; exemplary citizenship, giving of himself or herself to enhance the Trinity community and a love of learning. The Trinity School World Language faculty nominates and selects the Middle and Upper School recipient.
  • The Dr. Premila Singh Johnson Valedictorian Award

    Dr. and Mrs. Tulsi Dyal Singh made a gift to endow the Dr. Premila Singh Johnson Valedictorian award in honor of their daughter's 25th anniversary of graduation from Trinity School in 1994. Dr. Johnson and her sister, Dr. Sharmila Singh Watkins, were both valedictorians of their respective graduating classes and both were National Merit Scholars. The award is given annually to the graduating class’s valedictorian.
  • The Dr. Samuel N. Macferran, Jr. Memorial Science Award

    The Dr. Samuel N. Macferran, Jr. Memorial Science Award was established in memory of beloved local pediatrician, Dr. Macferran, by his family. Nominees considered for selection must exhibit camaraderie and a sense of fairness, possess a deep desire for knowledge, maintain an inherent generous spirit towards others, display a variety of interests and eagerness for new challenges, and exhibit strong interest in science with the possibility for  a future in the medical field. The Trinity School Science & Technology faculty nominates and selects the recipient.
  • The Dr. Sharmila Singh Watkins Math Award

    Dr. and Mrs. Tulsi Singh recently endowed the Dr. Sharmila Singh Watkins Mathematics Award in honor of the 25th anniversary of their daughter's graduation from Trinity School in 1997. This award will be given annually to the top senior math student to use for continuing their education.
  • Expeditionary Learning Endowed Fund

    In 2014, Trinity School received a grant to endow the Expeditionary Learning program from the 1687 Foundation. Expeditionary learning offers rich educational experiences outside the traditional classroom setting. The annual earnings from the endowed fund established annual support to grow and supplement the program.
  • The G. William Coombes III Endowed Chair of History and Social Science

    This endowed fund was established in 2015 In honor of his 43 years at Trinity. Coach Coombes faithfully served Trinity School as Upper School Head, long-time teacher of American history and other subjects, college advisor, life coach, football coach, basketball coach, and alumni officer, and treated generations of students to extracurricular enrichments.
  • The George J. and Margaret R. Farrell Endowed Scholarship

    A merit scholarship named in honor of Margaret Farrell, a beloved English teacher and Director of Admission at Trinity, a Farrell Scholar is a boy or girl who habitually demonstrates integrity, leadership, courage, and industry.
  • The Joanne Weber Endowment for the Preservation of All Saints Chapel

    The endowment was established in 2017 in honor of Mrs. Weber’s fiftieth year of teaching at the School. She taught preschool, primer, fourth grade and Middle School and is currently a full time tutor. Along with all these duties, Mrs. Weber has faithfully taken care of All Saints Chapel for years.
  • The Noah Cox Memorial Band Award

    To honor the memory of Noah Cox, Reagan and Brian Whytlaw established The Noah Cox Memorial Band Award endowed fund. 
    The scholarship will be awarded annually to a current 6th grade band student that:
    • Actively participates and displays leadership in the program
    • Exemplifies the Trinity School mission statement
    • Displays empathy and concern for others
    • Gives of himself or herself to enhancing the Trinity atmosphere
    • Demonstrates a joy for living and learning
  • Patricia Maurer Endowed Fund for Faculty Development

    The endowment was established in honor of Mrs. Maurer’s seventeen years of service to Trinity School. She was instrumental in the growth and success of Preschool and Lower School at Trinity. Admired and respected for her experience and expertise, Mrs. Maurer was also recognized for creative, out-of-the box ideas that challenged the progress and interests of young learners and the School at large.   Earnings from this fund help defer the cost of continuing education for faculty, including support for teachers pursuing advanced degrees, new certifications, and specialized training.
  • The Sweetie and Hal Clay Peck Memorial Speaker Series

    To summarize the life stories of Hal Clay Peck and Josie Fay “Sweetie” Peck is to celebrate all that is remarkable about West Texas and the men and women who have defined our history. Both Hal Clay and Sweetie had a passion for the oil industry and—equally important—a passion for family and community. They can both be accurately described as quietly generous, industrious, and proud to be Americans, Texans, and Midlanders.

    Hal Clay Peck was an independent oil man. The title speaks volumes about his tenacity, character, and life. Hal’s work ethic was legendary, and his accomplishments the result of persistence and of skill. In the early 1950’s, Hal deserves special recognition for developing the “Sweetie Peck” field on the Old Railway Ranch, a property that belonged to his beloved wife, and a discovery widely recognized as the beginning of the Permian Basin’s first full scale drilling boom. Hal was a proud patriot, a veteran of World War I, and an honorary Texas Ranger.

    Josie Fay “Sweetie” Jones was born into a pioneer ranching family, and her “pet name” was a gift from the cowboys who doted on the only baby in the family. Sweetie married Hal Peck in 1929 in Amarillo, Texas. Equally at home raising race horses, trading oil leases, or serving as a bank director, Sweetie was best known for her role as a civic leader. Sweetie could most certainly be described as a devoted wife and mother, but she could talk cattle, oil, and politics with the boys. She was a woman of intellect, grace, and means, using her influence and money to better both her family and her community.

    The Peck legacy, carefully protected and promoted by their only daughter, Patti Peck Wood and her late, husband, Danny Wood, continues to be a positive influence in the Midland community. The Woods endowed the Sweetie and Hal Clay Peck Memorial Speaker Series at Trinity School. The speaker series is an annual event that provides parents of students at Trinity School and in the wider community opportunity to learn more about the important role of positively influencing their children’s lives.
  • Vina Rahls Excellence in Teaching Award

    Vina Rahlfs played an important role for over forty years in the founding, growth, and development of Trinity. She taught students, guided parents, educated teachers, trained acolytes, nurtured Heads, and was a constant source of inspiration. This fund enables the school to reward outstanding faculty service year after year.
  • The Wood Professional Development Fund

    It is necessary for teachers to continually increase their knowledge of their discipline and to sharpen their teaching skills. Professional development, therefore, has a direct impact on the quality of education that Trinity students receive. Patti Peck Wood and her late husband, Danny Wood, endowed this fund in 2009. Annual earnings from the fund support our professional development funds.

Annual Awards & Scholarships

  • The Alumni Scholarship
  • Anne Lewis de Compiegne Visual Art Prize
  • Glasscock Athletic Scholarship
  • The Hewett Family English Scholarship
  • The Rhonda Griffith Durham Award
  • Kristyn Stone Memorial Scholarship
  • Pack Ceramics Arts Scholarship
  • The Doris Watson Award
  • Servant Leadership and Philanthropy Award
  • Simmons Fine Arts Scholarship
  • TCA Fine Arts Scholarship

Guidelines for New Endowed Funds and Awards

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  • Honorary Endowment Fund

    In order to name a fund in honor or in memory of a special event or individual, an initial deposit of at least $15,000 is required. The purpose of this type of fund is to support a School program or facility and therefore reduce that program or facility’s impact on the operating budget.
  • Endowed Award

    In order to endow a new award, an initial deposit of at least $25,000 is required. Distributions of no more than 5% are given from these funds to the award winner.
  • Annual Award

    To give an annual award, the donor must commit to at least $1000/year for at least 10 years.

Contact Us

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    Kobi Lincoln 

    Director of Institutional Advancement
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    Joined Trinity 2012
    Texas Tech - B.A.
    Texas Tech - Master of Public Administration
  • Photo of Jennifer Garner

    Jennifer Garner 

    Advancement Coordinator
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    Joined Trinity 2019
    Texas A & M University - B.S.

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