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Annual Fund

Our Annual Fund: The Mark Day Fund

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 our annual fund, The Mark Day Fund, helps to make up this difference. The annual fund touches all corners of school life and is put to use that school year. It kicks off each year in October and more than 500 parents and guardians, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, faculty/staff, and friends all play a part in supporting the school. All families are asked to contribute, and every gift makes a difference because it demonstrates a commitment to meeting the school’s needs.

What does The Mark Day Fund support?

The Mark Day Fund supports programs such as:

  • Social and emotional learning, including Toolbox training for new teachers and two school counselors
  • Global programs, including an artist-in-residence from our partner school, Kliptown Youth Program, and a full-time Director of Partnerships, Equity & Inclusion
  • Professional development for all faculty, staff, and administration, including a summer institute and attendance at large conferences like NAIS’s National Conference and NAIS’s People of Color Conference
  • The arts, including tools and supplies like paint and guitars
  • Technology for differentiated learning, including iPad software that allows for differentiated activities in class
  • Hands on, project-based learning, including teacher training and supplies for our Creativity Lab
Learn about how you can give.

Levels of Giving

$50,000+ Heritage Circle
$35,000-$49,999 Benefactors’ Circle
$25,000-$34,999 Partners’ Circle
$15,000-$24,999 Leadership Circle
$10,000-$14,999 Eighth Pillar
$7,500-$9,999 Founders’ Circle
$4,600-$7,499 Sponsors’ Circle

$1,000-$4,599 Challenge Circle
$500-$999 Trellis Circle
Up to $499 Blue and Gold Circle

*Levels in bold indicate the Skylion Circle