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March 2021

Independent Trust is committed to supporting the BIPOC community.  We stand in solidarity with Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders to speak out against the hate crimes perpetrated against Asians throughout this country.  The persistent erroneous public statements blaming Asians for the COVID 19 pandemic have resulted in the escalation of violence targeting Asians. The suffering and devastation caused by this violence have been minimized and ignored.


We recognize that the trauma and fear experienced by Asians throughout the country is real.  We condemn those who commit these violent acts, and we raise our voice in support of the AAPI community within our organization and throughout the nation.  At this time, we ask everyone in our network to use your voices and your networks to bring awareness and create a coordinated strategic response to stop the violence. 

Members of the AAPI community and others have been compiling resources to educate others about the AAPI community and their experiences.  Click here for more information.  If you have any questions or would like to share resources and information, please email


Welcome to Independent Trust, the network designed to build connections, engage, and support the professional goals of independent school alumni of color.  I am Trina Gary, founder of Independent Trust, consultant,  and former independent school administrator and teacher. I have worked with my partner, Michael Gary, in independent schools since 1989. We see the potential for alumni of color to connect with one another as well as with current students of color to provide opportunities for mentoring, employment, and professional networking.  We invite you to complete the contact form below to connect with the network.


Mission +



Building Community and Promoting the professional and social networking of independent school alumnae/alumni of color


To galvanize the collective power of independent school alumni of color to advance the next generation