“Our Old Collegians and friends of St Mark’s continue to contribute to the College in many different and valuable ways which is providing our young men and women with opportunities to reach their potential and enrich the world. To you as donors to St Mark’s, I thank for your wonderful contribution. We sincerely and deeply appreciate it.” James Price, President St Mark’s College Foundation
It is with great appreciation that we thank our Old Collegians and friends of St Mark’s College who gave so generously to the College during 2017.
A large number of donors recently met in the Master’s Garden to hear how their generosity will continue to make a difference to our students and the future of the College.
President of the St Mark’s College Foundation, James Price emphasised that the “Foundation will continue to support the College in providing students with the opportunities to maximise their potential through scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, networking, personal development, work readiness, work experience, and more. It is largely through the generosity of our Old Collegians and friends of St Mark’s who give their time, expertise and donations to the College that we are able to finance and support these activities.”
James said that “Last year I asked a colleague of mine why he continued to be so generous to the College. He replied that he is the son of a Murray Bridge butcher and the only one of his entire family who has ever been to university – but without the support of St Mark’s he never would have made it.”
The Master, Rose Alwyn also thanked donors for their generous contributions and shared that the 2017 donations had enabled the creation of three new scholarships, increased funding for current scholarships and also supported other key College initiatives. She also spoke about current College life and future initiatives that will continue to enable students from all walks of life to experience St Mark’s and be a member of a College community that will prepare and inspire them to make a positive contribution in the world.