The Annual 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.
As at most independent schools, Saint Mark’s tuition does not fully fund the cost of a Saint Mark’s education and the Annual Fund helps to make up this difference. The Annual 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 Annual 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.