The Campaign for Saint Mark’s

Several years ago, the Saint Mark’s community agreed that it was time to upgrade our campus to meet the evolving needs of our students and families. The Saint Mark’s Master Planning Committee, a group assembled by the church vestry and the school board, diligently assessed needs and approved a comprehensive, three-phased campus master plan designed to expand and enhance current facilities. When completed, the reimagined and improved campus promises to provide current and future generations with space for continued intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth.

 

In December 2023, we began construction on Phase 1A, starting with a new early childhood education center to house our preschool program and a new elementary sports court to support many kinds of play and outdoor exercise. 

 

To support construction of Phase 1A, the church and school have launched The Campaign for Saint Mark’s, a multi-year fundraising initiative.

 

Our ability to see this exciting vision come to life depends on the generosity of our community. 

 

In the early phase of our campaign fundraising, thanks to generous school and church families, we have raised $6.5 million, a significant milestone in the history of Saint Mark’s.

Now we are setting our sights on reaching our $8.5 million goal.

Percentage raised 77%

We have a roadmap to reach our goal, which includes members of your community joining us with contributions of all sizes.

We invite you to learn more about our plans and how you can contribute to the future of Saint Mark’s. Please contact Irene Mason or set up a conversation with a campaign volunteer.

About Campaigns

Independent schools conduct campaigns periodically in order to meet major needs the school cannot pay for with tuition and annual giving. Campaign gifts can be given over a multi-year period, enabling donors to make more significant contributions to help the school realize an ambitious vision. Saint Mark’s will ask families to support our campaign with a stretch gift above and beyond annual giving.

Campaign Contact

Irene Mason

Director of Advancement

Campaign Frequently Asked Questions

We are starting Phase 1A of our three-phase campus master plan. Phase 1A includes a new preschool facility, where the current Extended Care building is located, and renovations to the basketball court.

Over the past several years, the school has made a financial priority to increase teacher salaries to bring them to a competitive level compared to local peer schools. Tuition increases and management of the annual budget have enabled us to increase salaries and benefits for our teachers. We still have work to do, but are committed to seeing this initiative through and have a financial plan in place to do so in the coming years.

 

The investment in our facilities is an extension of our commitment to our teachers, students, and programs. Improved spaces will match the vibrancy of our programs and allow teachers to better deliver a 21st-century education to our students. We are raising funds that will directly impact the day-to-day teaching and learning experience of teachers and students.

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