Marksmen Week is a celebration of the St. Mark’s alumni community and its ongoing support of our School. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for you, as an alumnus, to engage with fellow Marksmen, connect with the School, and support the St. Mark’s Fund.


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  • 940

    ALUMNI GIFTS AS OF JUNE 30

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  • $50,000

    CHALLENGE DOLLARS UNLOCKED AS OF TUESDAY, JUNE 30

ALUMNI PARTICIPATION CHALLENGE

This June, thanks to a generous alumni donor, you have an opportunity to help unlock additional funds to impact our current Marksmen and faculty. Help us rise to the challenge to reach 50 percent alumni participation in the St. Mark’s Fund for the 12th consecutive year. For every 90 alumni gifts made in June, an additional $5,000 will be unlocked, up to $50,000!

BONUS CHALLENGES COMPLETED

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    ALUMNI PARTICIPATION ACHIEVED

A MESSAGE FROM THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

VIRTUAL ALUMNI PROGRAMS

During Marksmen Week, alumni from across the country joined with St. Mark's faculty and staff members for in-depth and thought-provoking conversations.
TALKING MENTAL HEALTH IN CHALLENGING TIMES
Monday, June 22
7:00 p.m. CST


Dr. Gabby Reed, Director of Psychological and Student Services
Dr. Fred Gioia ’98 Dallas Wellness Group
Introduction by Dr. Lowell Ku ’89
Moderated by Korey Mack ’00
A CONVERSATION ON SCIENCE & SPACE EXPLORATION
Tuesday, June 23
7:00 p.m. CST


Nick Orenstein ’01, SpaceX
Will Ferenc ’09, SpaceX
Michael Gilliland ’13, SpaceX
Moderated by Doug Rummel, Founders’ Master Teaching Chair
LEADERSHIP & RESILIENCY WITH THE CLASS OF 2020
Wednesday, June 24
7:00 p.m. CST

Sam Ahmed ’20
Taylor Hopkin ’20
John David McClain ’20
Jack Trahan ’20
Moderated by Paul Genender ’87
CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP IN THE GREAT GATSBY
Thursday, June 25
7:00 p.m. CST


David Brown, Victor F. White Master Teaching Chair in English
Introduction by Jake Wagner ’00

THE ST. MARK’S FUND

The St. Mark’s Fund is the School’s philanthropic priority and supports everything across campus from faculty salaries and program needs to financial aid and tornado recovery. For decades, our alumni have made a difference for our boys and faculty by investing in the St. Mark’s Fund. By making a gift to the St. Mark’s Fund before June 30, you can champion this incredible legacy and help develop men of tremendous character who will serve with intelligence, compassion, and integrity.

COVID-19 AND REMOTE LEARNING

In mid-March and due to the public health crisis related to COVID-19, St. Mark’s suspended all on-campus activities and transitioned to remote learning. Because of our alumni support, the School was able to provide faculty and students with the necessary resources to excel during remote learning, continue to fully compensate all faculty and staff, and adapt quickly to the external environment.

THE OCTOBER TORNADO

On the evening of Sunday, October 20, 2019, an EF-3 tornado touched down in the Preston-Royal neighborhood, striking a direct hit to the St. Mark’s campus. The storm blew down the east and west walls of Hicks Gym, damaged the roofs, windows, and brick facades of several buildings, and sent debris flying across campus. The total damage to campus was extensive. While much progress has been made, the effort to physically rebuild campus will last multiple years and will not be possible without the ongoing support of our alumni community.

A MESSAGE FROM THE FACULTY

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

ALUMNI MAKING A DIFFERENCE

ELI RAMIREZ ’09

When the quarantine throttled business for McCarthy Fabrication & Welding, co-owner Eli Ramirez ’09 figured out a way to adapt. The company started by creating the Touch Point Minimizer, a small metal device that allows users to avoid directly touching handles, keypads, and other surfaces. Next, the company began producing hand sanitizer dispenser stands. With thousands of units already sold, McCarthy was able to retain its entire staff and plan to hire even more. 

Eli and his company were recently profiled on LinkedIn.

LUIS CARRILLO ’08

Harvest Project, co-founded by Luis Carrillo ’08, focuses on redistributing fresh fruit and vegetables to underserved communities in Dallas, primarily food deserts. The volunteer organization collects food from wholesale warehouses that, while clean and safe, isn't considered “up-to-par” for grocery stores. During the pandemic, their output has tripled. The project helps anyone regardless of background and doesn’t require any identification when you pick up food. Harvest Project has redistributed over a million pounds of produce and has fed over 7,500 families in the Dallas area.

Luis’s work was recently featured on WFAA.

CLASSES OF 2014 & 2015

With restaurants feeling the brunt of the pandemic and first responders working overtime to keep us safe, new community groups have responded. Aiden Dewar ’14, Sam Perkins ’14, Matthew Conley ’15, and Andrew McClain ’15 have helped start Feed the Front Line in their respective cities. The organization collects donations, purchases meals from local restaurants, and delivers those free-of-charge to front line healthcare workers. They are now operating in five areas across the country.

Spectrum News recently profiled the great work of the Charlotte chapter.

ROBERT NEELY ’06

With so much negative news in the world, Robert Neely ’06 sought to make a difference by injecting some good news into the conversation. He co-founded the website InspireMore, with a mission to tap into the deep human desire to be inspired and to inspire others with the goal of making the world a better place. When the pandemic began, the team challenged itself to find a new way to deliver good news to its community. Recently, the company created their “Good News Dashboard,” which is updated daily and aggregates dozens of uplifting stories related to the ongoing pandemic. 

Robert recently shared his story with FoxNews and NBC 5.

ST. MARK’S FUND ALUMNI AWARDS

Congratulations to the Class of 2004, Class of 1969, and Class of 1961!

Includes all gifts through Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

PAPERT BOWL

Class Year Participation
Class of 2004 67.11%
Class of 1990 65.00%
Class of 1964 62.50%
Class of 2013 61.90%
Class of 2009 60.44%

Highest Class Participation

ALUMNI CUP

Class Year Increase
Class of 1969 20.83%
Class of 2000 16.00%
Class of 1963 8.82%
Class of 1964 8.50%
Class of 2008 8.45%

Greatest Increase in Participation Over Last Year

CLASS OF 1954 AWARD

Class Year Average Gift
Class of 1961 $9,163
Class of 1964 $5,665
Class of 1995 $3,935
Class of 1979 $3,556
Class of 1989 $3,316

Greatest Average Gift Size

ALUMNI PARTICIPATION

ALUMNI GIVING

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