Annual Fund

The True Blue Fund is the foundation of Saint Mark’s giving program. The Annual Fund touches all corners of school life, providing funds for faculty professional development, bringing outside speakers to campus, sets for school plays, and more.

By design and as at most independent schools, Saint Mark’s tuition does not fully fund the cost of a Saint Mark’s education and the True Blue Fund helps to make up this difference. The Fund kicks off each year in October, and more than 500 parents, alumni, past parents, grandparents, faculty/staff, and friends all play a part in supporting the school. All Saint Mark’s School families are asked to contribute, and every gift makes a difference because it demonstrates a commitment to meeting the school’s needs.

The 2013–2014 True Blue Fund is co-chaired by parents Katherine Thompson and JT Herman, and the fundraising goal is $620,000. The Annual Fund closes each year on May 31.


Contact Us
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Saint Mark's School Development Office at 415-472-8008

Levels of Giving

$25,000 and up
Benefactors' Circle*
Partners' Circle*
$10,000-$14,999 Eighth Pillar*
$7,500 - $9,999 Leadership Circle*
$5,000 - $7,499 Founders' Circle*
$2,700 - $4,999 Sponsors' Circle*
$1,000 - $2,699 Challenge Circle
$500 - $999 Trellis Circle
Up to $499 Blue and Gold Circle

* Donors at these levels are invited to the Donor Appreciation Party held in the fall.

Donors who contribute $10,000 per year or $100,000 over the course of their family's attendance at Saint Mark's are recognized members of the Eighth Pillar. They are exemplars of Saint Mark's unofficial eighth pillar of philanthropy and are honored each spring by the Board of Trustees at a special donor event.