Trinity High School
Rendering of Trinity High School

Girls' high school in River Forest, Ill., begins $4 million in renovations

Aug. 10, 2021
Trinity High, a Catholic school west of Chicago, has been raising funds for the upgrades for 6 years.

Trinity High School in River Forest, Ill., has broken ground on renovations at the all-girls Catholic school.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the school began its EmPOWERed Capital Campaign fundraising for the project in June 2015 and had anticipated starting construction last spring, but pandemic-related delays occurred.

In total, the school raised $6 million over six years, and will spend $4 million of it on its three-part construction project; the remaining $2 million will be used to create Trinity’s first-ever endowment, according to Trinity President Laura Curley.

The fundraising efforts will enable the school to create a horizontal and vertical link between the school’s academic building and athletic facility to improve accessibility and security, the school's website says. To do that, an elevator will be installed in the athletic building and a connecting walkway will be added between the two buildings that will have the option of having a green roof above it.

The second portion of the project will create an enclosed courtyard to be used for outdoor education, recreation and green space; the final portion of the project will be improving accessibility in the school’s auditorium.

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