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 fourth 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 Harrison Tassopoulos ’07, Assistant Director of the St. Mark’s Fund, at 214.346.8133 or at tassopoulosh@smtexas.org.

Fund Progress (2020–2021)

2020-2021 St. Mark’s Fund Goal:
2020-2021 St. Mark’s Fund Current:
Parent Participation Goal:
Parent Participation Current:
Alumni Participation Goal:
Alumni Participation Current:

St. Mark’s Fund Total Raised (2011–2020)


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.

2020 – 2021 St. Mark’s Fund Parent Chair
Whitney Strauss

2020 – 2021 St. Mark’s Fund Alumni Chair
David Estes ’89
Jamie Helwig ’01

If you are interested in serving as a St. Mark’s Fund volunteer, please contact Harrison Tassopoulos ’07, Assistant Director of the St. Mark’s Fund, at 214.346.8133 or at tassopoulosh@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 2019-2020, 76% of all parents and 51% of alumni contributed to the Fund, and gifts of less than $1,000 collectively added up to more than $320,000.

Matching Gifts

Make a bigger impact with a matching gift. Many companies match cash gifts from employees to qualified non-profits. Find out if your company will match gifts to St. Mark’s.

Giving Levels

Centennial Society
Gifts of $100,000 or more
Founders Society
Gifts of $75,000–$99,999

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 2010 to 2018) 
Gifts of $250–$999 

Sustaining Gifts
Gifts of $1–$999

2019–2020 Results

List of 6 items.

  • $4.6 million

    Total raised
  • 51%

    Alumni participation
  • 76%

    Parents participation
  • $329,382

    Total raised from gifts under $1,000
  • 2,969

    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


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.

St. Mark’s does not discriminate in the administration of its admission and education policies on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.