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 $4.1 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

2017–2018 Goal:
2017-2018 Current:
Parent Participation Goal:
Parent Participation Current:
Alumni Participation Goal:
Alumni Participation Current:

Fund Start Date:
Fund End Date:

July 1, 2017
June 30, 2018


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.

2017 – 2018 St. Mark’s Fund Parent Chair
Karen Foster

2017 – 2018 St. Mark’s Fund Alumni Chair
Ross Ruschhaupt '04
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 2016-2017, 91% of all parents and 55% of alumni contributed to the Fund, and gifts of less than $1,000 collectively added up to almost $360,400.

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

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 2009 to 2017) 
Gifts of $250–$999 

Sustaining Gifts
Gifts of $1–$999

Last Year's Results

List of 6 items.

  • $4.1 million

    Total raised
  • 55%

    Alumni participation
  • 91%

    Parents participation
  • $360,393

    Total raised from gifts under $1,000
  • 3,200

    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, Texas 75230


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.