The Roscoe Trimmier Fund

Roscoe Trimmier The Roscoe Trimmier Fund at the Boston Foundation is committed to creating opportunities for minority and other traditionally underserved students to access resources to enroll in and complete college or professional degrees. Gifts made to the fund in honor and remembrance of his passion to serve others as a leader and mentor will allow the Trimmier family to support the charitable causes and programs that he embraced and ensure that his legacy will live on. The Fund will focus on non- profit educational, career, and leadership focused organizations committed to diversity and inclusion, educational excellence, and overcoming the  obstacles to achieving dreams, no matter how difficult or seemingly impossible.  

With the encouragement of a mentor, Trimmier went from a segregated high school to Harvard College and Harvard Law School and became the first African-American Partner in the history of Ropes and Gray. He helped elevate the careers of women, minorities and those who came from less affluent backgrounds. We will continue to support this work to make professional firm partnerships more diverse. He inspired others to believe that through a commitment to hard work, educational achievement and training, their goals could be achieved. His values of integrity, discipline, self-motivation, ambition and an enduring passion for life offer a guide for how we, too, can be our best and make a difference in the world.
 
Together, we can continue Roscoe’s message and legacy and broaden opportunities for all. Thank you for joining us.