Annual Fund

Saint Mark's Annual Fund

The Saint Mark’s Annual Fund is the school’s most important fundraising initiative each year. The Annual Fund impacts the educational experience of every student at Saint Mark’s from preschool through 6th grade. The Annual Fund represents nearly 10% of the school’s annual operating budget.

The Annual Fund’s impact is evident across campus, from the Teacher Intern program, technology enhancements, playground equipment and classroom supplies, Responsive Classroom training for faculty, and tuition assistance for families in our community. The Annual Fund plays an integral role in day-to-day operations.

Who participates in the Annual Fund?

We are very proud of our 100% participation record! For the past six years, 100% of current families, faculty and staff, the Board of Trustees, and the Vestry of Saint Mark’s Church have participated in the Annual Fund. We count on the commitment of our community to reach this goal every year.

In addition, grandparents, relatives, alumni families, and friends also contribute and play an important part in ensuring that Saint Mark’s is able to provide a nurturing environment for every child.

Annual Fund Giving Levels & Recognition

Head of School:  $25,000+
Benefactor of Saint Mark’s:  $10,000 to $24,999
Lion’s Roar:  $5,000 to $9,999
Leadership:  $3,000 to $4,999
Lion’s Pride:  $1,500 to $2,999
Lion’s Den:  $1,000 to $1,499
Lion’s Mane: $250 to $999

For more information about the Annual Fund,  please contact Irene Mason, Director of Advancement, at irenem@saint-marks.org or 626-798-8858.

All donors are recognized in the Saint Mark’s Annual Report according to giving levels. Donors are recognized at the level that reflects their total annual giving to the Saint Mark’s Annual Fund and restricted annual gifts to current operations, including corporate matching gifts. Donors who contribute to the Annual Fund at the Leadership level and above are invited to attend an annual donor recognition event with the Head of School and Board of Trustees.

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The years children spend at Saint Mark’s are the most formative of their lives. We must do everything we can during these primary years to ensure that our students go on to middle school, high school, college, and their professional careers with the thirst for knowledge, foundational skills, and self-confidence to succeed.

- Jennifer Tolbert, Head of School