Each year, alumni, parents, and friends show their support for our boys and teachers by making a gift to the St. Mark’s Fund. The Fund accounts for more than 11% of the School’s operating budget, which makes it a critical component of daily life at the School. The St. Mark’s Fund provides unrestricted funding to help offset the cost of educating each boy.
 
Last year parents, alumni, and friends of the School contributed $4 million to the Fund, the second time in School history. The School depends on these gifts to meet current needs on campus and enrich the day-to-day intellectual, social, and personal development of every student. For more information about matching gifts, transferring stock, or the St. Mark’s Fund, contact Christina Jarke, Director of the St. Mark's Fund, at 214.346.8273 or at JarkeC@smtexas.org.

Fund Progress

2018–2019 Goal:
2018-2019 Current:
Parent Participation Goal:
Parent Participation Current:
Alumni Participation Goal:
Alumni Participation Current:

Fund Start Date:
Fund End Date:
$4,000,000
$739,355
90%
13%
55%
11%

July 1, 2018
June 30, 2019

Volunteers

Volunteers encourage community participation in the long history of philanthropy at St. Mark’s and make an enormous impact on the classroom experience of current Marksmen.

2018 – 2019 St. Mark’s Fund Parent Chair
Stacy and Mark McKay

2018 – 2019 St. Mark’s Fund Alumni Chair
Lowell Ku '89
 
If you are interested in serving as a St. Mark’s Fund volunteer, please contact Christina Jarke, Director of the St. Mark's Fund, at 214.346.8273 or at JarkeC@smtexas.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Why should I support the St. Mark's Fund?

    The St. Mark’s Fund serves as the School’s annual fundraising priority and more than 11% of the School’s overall operating budget. Each year, revenue from the St. Mark’s Fund and income from the endowment offset the full cost of a St. Mark’s education.
  • Will my gift make a difference?

    St. Mark’s directly invests every gift back into the educational needs of current students. Each year, the St. Mark’s Fund provides operating income for the School that is equivalent to an $80 million endowment. In 2017-2018, 89% of all parents and 56% of alumni contributed to the Fund, and gifts of less than $1,000 collectively added up to nearly $370,000.

Giving Levels


Centennial Society
Gifts of $100,000 or more
 
Founders Society
Gifts of $75,000–$99,000

1906 Society
Gifts of $50,000–$74,999 

President’s Roundtable
Gifts of $25,000–$49,999

Headmaster’s Council
Gifts of $10,000–$24,999

Patrons
Gifts of $5,000–$9,999

High Honor Roll
Gifts of $2,500–$4,999

St. Mark’s Associates
Gifts of $1,000–$2,499

Young Associates
(Classes of 2010 to 2018) 
Gifts of $250–$999 

Sustaining Gifts
Gifts of $1–$999

Last Year's Results

List of 6 items.

  • $4 million

    Total raised
  • 56%

    Alumni participation
  • 89%

    Parents participation
  • $369,206

    Total raised from gifts under $1,000
  • 3,270

    Unique donors
  • 11%

    Portion of the annual operating budget covered by the St. Mark's Fund

St. Mark's School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230

214-346-8000

About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.