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!”
 
Faithfully, 

Tom Fertal 
President

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
  • 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

    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

    $900,000 Annually
    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.   

Tom Fertal
President 
tfertal@stsmarkshs.net

Kristen Sullivan
Vice President of Advancement 
ksullivan@stmarkshs.net

Val (Speakman) Karch '95 
Associate Director of Advancement 
vkarch@stmarkshs.net

Mike Carney '76
Alumni Ambassador 
mcarney@stmarkshs.net 

Thomas Lemon '73
Alumni Ambassador 
tlemon@stmarkshs.net
 

Our Vision

To serve as the premier center for education and ministry within the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington

Our Mission

To inspire young people to make the world a better place, one more pleasing to God and more helpful to others.

Our Core Values

Faith
Excellence
Humility
Integrity