Thursday, April 14, was Giving Day at St. Mark's. Students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni joined together to support the School and our mission of educating young people for lives of leadership and service. Every gift made went toward the goal of 500 gifts, and also contributed a donation of much-needed supplies to our sister school, École Ste. Marguerite in Latournelle, Haiti.
While supporting St. Mark's, donors also supported leadership and service throughout the School with this initiative that included daylong activities for St. Markers in the Burgess Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Throughout the day, many students penned notes to Ste. Marguerite's and selected school supplies to send to Haiti.
The supplies will have a "tremendous impact" on students and faculty at Ste. Marguerite's, explained Director of Enrollment Management Elise Morgan.
Co-leader of the Haiti Partnership Marianne Lyons '22 agrees. "Knowing that they have a community of St. Markers here who are willing and happy to support and help them through whatever they need is super important," said Lyons.
The day provided an opportunity for all members or our School community to think about ways we can continue to reach out, build meaningful connections, and support those in need.
"Leadership and service mean a lot to me," shared co-leader of the Haiti Partnership Caroline Sullivan '22. "I believe that the two are heavily intertwined and that a good leader feels a responsibility to serve and give back to the community."
"It was wonderful to witness our community actively and generously participating in Giving Day while simultaneously supporting Ste. Marguerite's in Haiti through the donation of much needed school supplies," said Director of the Annual Fund Sue Gagné. "Thank you for supporting St. Mark's, encouraging leadership and service, and perpetuating generosity."
Photograph by Adam Richins