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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. “Every family; every year” is the motto of the St. Mark’s Annual Fund.  Simply put, we ask you to make a donation to enhance the school’s budget beyond your tuition dollars.  There is strength in numbers and 100% participation from our families is key to the annual fund’s success.  Annual fund dollars are used for program improvements in technology, curriculum, professional development, facilities, and more.  Your donation will allow St. Mark’s to provide the best environment for our children.  

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2023-2024 Annual Fund Leadership

Meet Ryan and Jennifer Cassens, Our Annual Fund Chairs

"In our 10+ years at St. Mark’s we have witnessed firsthand our Annual Fund dollars at work with campus improvements and expansions as well as staff development. As we begin our 11th school year at St. Mark’s, we hope that you will join us in supporting the Annual Fund. Your support is an investment in all our children, this wonderful campus, and community."

Annual Fund Committee Members

Explorers, Class of 2035 
Archana Atur and Jaideep Singh

Seekers, Class of 2035 
Rachel and Bret Cole

Preschool 3s, Class of 2034
Laura and Stephen Hill

Pre-K, Class of 2033
Laura Monson and David Chalenski 

Kindergarten, Class of 2032
Lindsay and Richard Stratton

1st Grade, Class of 2031
Laura and Stephen Hill

2nd Grade, Class of 2030
Brenda and Stephen Cooper, '96

3rd Grade, Class of 2029
Laura Monson and David Chalenski 

4th Grade, Class of 2028
Heather and Stephen O’Keefe

5th Grade, Class of 2027
Jennifer Rising and Daniel Sartain

6th Grade, Class of 2026
Claire and Dan Kelly

7th Grade, Class of 2025
Dwan and Anthony Thomas

8th Grade, Class of 2024
Beth and Mike Hatfield

Legacy Society* $25,000+
Society of St. Mark's* $10,000-$24,999
Circle of Excellence* $5,000-$9,999
Founder's Circle* $3,000-$4,999
Head's Council* $2,000-$2,999
President's List $1,000-$1,999
Dean's List $250-$999
Honor Roll Gifts up to $249

*Leadership Circle Levels

The Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle recognizes families who contribute $2,000 or more to the Annual Fund. Donations at these levels are essential to the Annual Fund’s success and make a significant difference in the life of the St. Mark’s.   Leadership donors are invited to a special event in the spring.

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Contact Us

We look forward to answering your Annual Fund questions.
Ayesha Spooner

Ayesha Spooner

Director of Advancement