Annual Fund

The True Blue Fund is the foundation of Mark Day School's giving program. The annual fund touches all corners of school life, providing funds for faculty professional development, bringing outside speakers to campus, sets for school plays, and more.

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By design and as at most independent schools, Mark Day School's tuition does not fully fund the cost of a Mark Day School education and the True Blue Fund helps to make up this difference. The fund kicks off each year in October, and more than 500 parents, alumni, past parents, grandparents, faculty/staff, and friends all play a part in supporting the school. All school families are asked to contribute, and every gift makes a difference because it demonstrates a commitment to meeting the school’s needs.

The 2015–2016 True Blue Fund is co-chaired by parents Carl Reichardt and Melissa Silvers, and our goals are 100 percent family participation and a fundraising total of $656,000. The annual fund closes each year on May 31.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Mark Day School's Development Office at 415-472-8008.

Levels of Giving

$25,000 and up Benefactors'
$15,000-$24,999 Partners'
$10,000-$14,999 Eighth
$7,500-$9,999 Leadership
$5,000-$7,499 Founders'
$3,100-$4,999 Sponsors'
$1,000-$3,099 Challenge
$500-$999 Trellis
Up to $499 Blue and Gold
* Donors at these levels are invited to the Donor Appreciation Party held in the fall.

Donors who contribute $10,000 per year or $100,000 over the course of their family's attendance at Mark Day School are recognized members of the Eighth Pillar. They are exemplars of Mark Day School's unofficial eighth pillar of philanthropy and are honored each spring by the Board of Trustees at a special donor event.