I am a lifelong Episcopalian. I am committed to the particular faith-system of this institution. What I did not understand until I joined Trinity, was the extent to which Trinity and its Independent Foundation reach deeply into the community to affect positive outcomes for a broad spectrum of the community at large, regardless of affiliation with Trinity. Education, community building, outreach in many many forms are a significant component to this organization. Most Bostonians probably think of Trinity as purely a historic landmark housed in what PBS calls "one of the top ten influential buildings in America." It turns out that this "influence" reaches far beyond architectural or aesthetic bounds. Trinity is by far, one of the most influential institutions working towards social justice and peace in our community. I am a proud parishioner and supporter of of Trinity. Its not just a building that sits pretty and proudly on Copley Square. It is a vibrant and healthy heartbeat at the very soul of Boston.