A large contingent of Old Collegians and friends of St Mark’s recently attended 2018 Annual Giving campaign launch to refurbish the “Old Library” above the Dining Hall. It was an opportunity for students to mingle with guests and share their experiences of College life and the impact the refurbishment will have on enhancing the indoor and outdoor spaces available to our collegiate community.
James Price, President of the Foundation thanked guests for their ongoing support of the College through their donations and active engagement. It is due to the generosity, ongoing support and belief in our College by our benefactors and donors that we can continue providing an extraordinary living and learning College experience to so many students.
The Master, Rose Alwyn outlined plans to refurbish the space above the Dining Hall to become a versatile area for individual and group study, tutorials, events and relaxation. The transformation also extends to the building exterior with a balcony overlooking the tennis courts, ground floor deck for casual dining and cloisters that complement the East Wing.
We also reflected on the support the College received during the 2017 Annual Giving campaign to raise money for scholarships. Many Old Collegians and friends of St Mark’s gave generously to the campaign including Trent Harron (alum 2005-07) who shared why he chose to establish The Harron Scholarship to support St Mark’s students rendering service in in the Australian Defence Force.
Every gift to St Mark’s College, no matter the size, helps us to continue providing opportunities to enrich the university experience of students and help prepare them for an extraordinary life.