A special thank you

Just over sixty collegians and friends attended the Foundation’s annual Donor function in the Master’s Garden on Thursday 4th February. Mark Penniment’s recent bequest was acknowledged at the Function and he was presented with his 1925 Bequest Society pin.
Without these generous donors, the College would not be in the same position to maintain the fantastic facilities we can offer, namely the recent East Wing development. College is much more than just a place to live, and our donors, friends and benefactors recognise the importance that their contribution can make to the lives of young people.

As one Bequestor recently said, “It is the confidence I have in St Mark’s for the future that led me to make a bequest to the college. In contrast, it was the past that gave me so much — the majority of my lifetime friendships were formed during my time at the college. Is there a place for a residential college in today’s university, one that has a strong heritage, that values excellence, that provides pastoral care, and that provides a supportive and stimulating environment seven days a week in a student’s life? I believe so.”

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the College, or leave a bequest in your Will, please contact us for further information.

Mark Penniment (centre) is presented with his 1925 Bequest pin from the Master and James Price, President of the St Mark’s College Foundation.
Mrs Ann Price, Mrs Mary McLeod and Mrs Anne Irwin at the donor function.
Old Collegians Sarah Dawson (1987 – 89) and Isabel Michell (2004 – 06).
Collegians Dr Angela Evans (1982 – 84) and Mrs Jackie Lee (1983 – 86).


President of the Foundation, James Price, presents Mark Penniment with his 1925 Bequest Pin.