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We Inspire is an employee movement that encourages all Trine University employees to connect with programs and causes that reflect their passions.

We inspire includes all the programs you know, such as the Trine Fund and the Books & Beyond Scholarship, but also provides a pathway for you to discover causes that highlight the extraordinary work happening at Trine.

Thunder Nation doesn't give for the glory. We are champions for the students, researchers, dreamers and doers who will change the world in ways that have not yet been imagined. We Inspire the future of Trine through our work and through our support of causes which fuel or passions.

TOGETHER we create a STORM of committment to making Trine's future bright. Whether you support a cause related to your career or your personal life, you can participate in We Inspire in a variety of ways, including financial support, education and advocacy.


Any size gift can make big things happen at Trine. If your spouse or partner's company has a matching gift program, you could double - or even triple - your gift. Employees may donate using cash, check, credit card or payroll deduction. Automatic payroll deduction is easy. Set up yours with our office, or through Human Resources, and see how quickly your bi-weekly gift adds up.

The impact your gift can have

Bi-Weekly Gift

Annual Donation

Impact Examples

$ 1.93

$ 50

Support one student with a gas card through the Books & Beyond Scholarship Fund.

$ 3.85

$ 100

Support a campus beautification project.

$ 9.62

$ 250

Help Engineering students compete in nationwide competitions such as the Shell-Eco Car Challenge

$ 19.24

$ 500

Purchase a textbook for a student in need

$ 38.47

$ 1,000

Purchase one laptop for a student in need through the Books & Beyond Fund

$ 57.70

$ 1,500

Named Annual Scholarship

$ 76.93

$ 2,000

Fund Student Leadership development by sponsoring a student leader to attend a conference or a workshop.

$ 96.15

$ 2,500

Help purchase important lab equipment in Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences