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 10% 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 a record $3.79 million. 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

2016–2017 Goal:
2016-2017 Current:
Parent Participation Goal:
Parent Participation Current:
Alumni Participation Goal:
Alumni Participation Current:

Fund Start Date:
Fund End Date:
$3,600,000
$3,789,673
90%
83.5%

55%
33.8%

July 1, 2016
June 30, 2017

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.

2016 – 2017 St. Mark’s Fund Parent Chair
Karen Foster

2016 – 2017 St. Mark’s Fund Alumni Chair
Drew Clancy '84
Cory Morrow '87
 
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 10% 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 a $70 million endowment. In 2015-2016, 93% of all parents and 59% of alumni contributed to the Fund, and gifts of less than $1,000 collectively added up to more than $390,000.

Giving Levels


Centennial Society
Gifts of $100,000 or more
 
Founder’s 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 2008 to 2016) 
Gifts of $250–$999 

Sustaining Gifts
Gifts of $1–$999

Last Year's Results

List of 6 items.

  • $3.79 million

    Total raised
  • 59%

    Alumni participation
  • 93%

    Parents participation
  • $390,198

    Total raised from gifts under $1,000
  • 3,390

    Unique donors
  • 10%

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

St. Mark's School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
214-346-8000

About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, non-sectarian 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.