Trina S. Olidge brings depth and understanding to a changing academic landscape with nearly 20 years of experience in both public and private institutions, including minority serving and large research organizations. In her current role as director of gift planning at Georgia Institute of Technology, she educates donors on charitable giving vehicles and tax strategies that align with their values and help achieve their philanthropic goals. Olidge came to Georgia Tech from Georgia State University, where she was senior director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences. Previously, Olidge served as assistant vice president at Morehouse School of Medicine, and has held major gifts positions in both law and independent schools. Her career in higher education began at Tulane Law School as assistant dean of external affairs & diversity. She has also worked in industry as an investment analyst with Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) and G.E. Capital (Chicago, IL), before returning to Atlanta to join a boutique international consulting firm following law school.

Olidge earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Howard University and a juris doctor from the University of Georgia, School of Law. She serves on the DEI task force of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and most recently concluded a four year term as chair of the Advocacy, Policy & Ethics Committee for the local chapter of AFP. Olidge loves to travel and spend time with her husband and two teenage children in Atlanta. Inspired by the example of her parents, both of whom are retired college professors, she brings authentic passion and commitment to the pursuit of excellence in higher education.

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