My friends, a little over three years ago, we humbly and faithfully assured you that we were embarking on a sacred mission to secure a solid future for Saint Mark’s and for future generations of young Spartans. We did so with a new and bold vision: to serve as the premier center for education and ministry within the Catholic Diocese of WIlmington. Over the last three years you have witnessed a resurgence of our beloved school that has shattered local, regional, and national trends by every metric. We’ve done this together, relying on the tireless efforts of our community and confident that our work has been guided by the Holy Spirit. We are excited to announce this undertaking that will further secure our future. Whether you are new to the Spartan family or one of its original pioneers, I urge you to join us for this historic event.
Together, we will continue to be successful so long as we remain committed to our vision and faithful to our mission, for we know with certainty that, “Through God, All Things are Possible!”
Tom Fertal President
Renewing the Vision: The Campaign for Saint Mark's High School
Our Call to Action
List of 6 items.
Innovation & Technology
Total Investment $1 Million
⇒ Create a robotics lab/makerspace ⇒ Renovate TV room into a media & broadcast studio ⇒ Develop an augmented reality learning lab ⇒Create an Esports Center
Fine & Performing Arts
Total Investment $1 Million
⇒ Renovate theatre control room ⇒ Upgrade theatre sound and lighting ⇒ Renovate lower stagecraft, dressing rooms, and orchestra pit
⇒ Create new art studio
⇒ Upgrade of band room ⇒ Create a dance studio
Rise up and join Margaret (Carney '73) and Michael McCaffery by supporting the Fine & Performing Arts today. The McCaffery's have provided a leadership gift of $300,000 towards the arts, and have put forth a challenge match of $100,000! For every gift you make to the campaign arts initiatives, the McCaffery's will match up to $100,000. When making your investment to Saint Mark's Fine & Performing Arts, please include "Marg Match" in your memo.
Campus Ministry & Student Life
Total Investment $800,000
⇒ Install low ropes/leadership challenge course
⇒ Create outdoor gathering space featuring a multi-use pavilion
⇒ Create Shrine of Our Lady of Wilmington (outdoors) ⇒ Renovate Student Leadership Center
Athletics & Student Fitness
Total Investment $2.3 Million
⇒ Install fitness and training center ⇒ Install and develop wrestling facility and multi-purpose space
⇒ Develop a master campus plan for the outdoor athletic facilities
Endowment $2 Million
As it was the intent of the founders of Saint Mark’s, Catholic education is part of the mission of our faith and should be available to all within the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. The Saint Mark’s Endowment will provide tuition assistance to deserving students in need who seek a Saint Mark’s education.
Through the use of a dedicated planned giving campaign to fund the endowment, everyone can make a commitment today to ensure that a Saint Mark’s education remains available tomorrow to all who embrace our mission.
The Fund for Saint Mark's
The Fund for Saint Mark’s is a vital part of the school’s success.
⇒ Supports student programming and enrichment activities, professional development, and tuition assistance.
Together, we will continue to be successful as we remain committed to our vision and faithful to our mission, for we know with certainty that, “Through God, All Things are Possible!” Please contact us if you have any questions.
Saint Mark’s, a college-preparatory coeducational Catholic high school, inspires young men and women to create a better world, one more pleasing to God and more helpful to others, by modeling faith, excellence, humility, and integrity.