Giving to Saint Mark's

Saint Mark’s is grateful for the investment of gifts and time from our community. There are many ways our parents, grandparents, alumni families, and friends support the school each year through giving and volunteering.

Saint Mark’s Annual Fund

The Saint Mark’s Annual Fund is the school’s most important fundraising initiative each year. It represents nearly 10% of the school’s annual operating budget and plays an integral role in day-to-day operations. The impact of the Annual Fund is evident across campus from the Teacher Intern program to technology upgrades, professional development for faculty, and tuition assistance for families.

We are proud of our community’s strong commitment to the Annual Fund! For the past seven years, 100% of current families, faculty and staff, and the Board of Trustees have participated in the Annual Fund. In addition, many 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.

We launch the Annual Fund 100% in 100 Days drive in the fall and aim for 100% family participation by January.

Please contact Irene Mason, Director of Advancement, at irenem@saint-marks.org or 626-798-8858, with any questions.

For details about other ways to make a donation, click here.
For information about parent volunteering, click here.

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
Friends: Up to $249

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.

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