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What is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is by far the most important fundraising effort at St. Mark’s each year, and gifts at any level demonstrate our community’s commitment to our school’s mission. Each year, we ask you to support our school’s academic and learning environment by making a tax-deductible and discretionary contribution to the St. Mark’s Annual Fund. Donations provide the supplemental resources needed for the full support of our children and their educational development.

The Leadership Circle recognizes families who contribute $1,500 or more to the Annual Fund. A meaningful number of donations at this level are crucial for the overall success of the Annual Fund.

This group of leaders makes a significant difference in the life of St. Mark’s. Donors who make gifts at this level are invited to a special event in the spring.

Leadership Circle

Each year, ten percent of our Annual Fund is allocated to the Dorinda Howard Fund. Our teachers have the greatest impact on the school experience of our children, and providing for their professional growth is crucial to creating an environment where we ready students for the world that lies ahead. Ultimately, this fund will be integral in attracting and retaining the best teachers who are focused on growth and the future of education.

Dorinda Howard Fund
60 Years of St. Mark's Episcopal School

2019-2020 Annual Fund Leadership

Parent Participation

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Made Possible by the Annual Fund

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Every year, we complete internal construction projects to improve and maintain our beautiful spaces.

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iPad and Laptop carts, interactive projectors and monitors, a robust selection of digital resources are just a few of the recent additions.

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Through partnerships with Rice University, or an entire new set of materials for a grade level, funds in this area directly support the classroom experience.

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Every teacher in each division of our school is encouraged to pursue continuing education to enrich their classroom.

Contact Us

We look forward to answering your Annual Fund questions.
Lou Ellen Stansell

Lou Ellen Stansell

Director of Development
Avery Blackwell

Avery Blackwell

Advancement Associate