Friends of the Academy

How it Started

What began as a group of local supporters has expanded into a broader network of individuals actively involved in the Trinity Fellows Academy community. The Friends of the Academy play a significant role in the lives of the Fellows. The Academy hosts a number of special events for Friends each year, and Friends are invited to attend regular classes and guest lectures. Some Friends of the Academy serve as host families and mentors to the Fellows, providing a vital support network.

The Friends group was founded by two local couples who saw the long-term value of investing in our future leaders. They also wanted to benefit from the rich social and intellectual environment that has grown up around the Academy. The Friends group now includes supporters from St. Michaels, Easton, Annapolis, Washington DC, and beyond.

Join the Friends

We would love for you to join us! Friends commit to give $1,500 or more annually to the Academy, through a one-time contribution or a monthly recurring gift of $125 or more. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Academy:


2015–2016 “Friend of the Academy” Benefits

Christopher Hays | Global Missions

Greg Wolfe | Beauty Will Save the World

Carl & Karen Ellis | Race in America

Andy & Catherine Crouch

Os Guinness | Apologetics and the Problem of Evil

Matthew Sleeth | 24/6

Former Executive Director Grady Powell | Creativity in Community Engagement & Systems Leadership


Friends Events

Matthew & Nancy Sleeth

Matthew & Nancy Sleeth (Friends Event)

Osprey Point | Royal Oak, MD

Lecture from Matthew & Nancy Sleeth, authors of 24/6 and Almost Amish. This event is… Read More

Mark Potter

Gallery Exhibit and Artist Talk (Friends Event)

Trinity Fellows Academy Library | Royal Oak, MD

Gallery exhibit and artist talk with sculptor Mark Potter. Join us as we turn our… Read More

Mansion About LP Hero

Tour of Hillwood (Friends Event)

Washington, DC

Women of the Friends of the Academy, join us on an outing to Hillwood Estate,… Read More


Lecture from senior faculty member Dr. Os Guinness (Friends Event)

Osprey Point Retreat & Conference Center

Lecture from Senior Faculty member Dr. Os Guinness. 7PM | The Lodge at Osprey Point… Read More