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St. Mark’s School Receives $4.8 Million Gift from Tech Pioneer Graduate
Date:12/11/2012

y role as an advisor to the School’s STEM Initiative. “My particular interest was in helping to integrate STEM skills throughout the entire curriculum, not just in science and engineering,” noted Taft. “St. Mark’s has created a faculty position—Director of Academic Technology— to help the faculty in this process.”

Renovation and construction on the STEM facility is expected to begin in the summer of 2013 and is projected to be completed by fall 2014. The facility’s design will be guided by the most effective educational program as defined in St. Mark's 2020. By renovating, connecting and adding on to existing facilities rather than demolishing them, St. Mark's is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and fiscal responsibility.

Kirk Swenson, Executive Director of Development, described the gift in this way, "We are blessed that Ed and Pamela have chosen St. Mark's as a place to make their mark on the world. St. Mark's has bold plans that will educate a new generation of students who, like Ed, have a passion for exploration and discovery. This STEM facility will place faculty in the best possible position to nurture those passions. Our School, our students and indeed our world will benefit from this gift."

More information on St. Mark’s 2020 can be found at http://www.stmarksschool.org/strategicplan

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