Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Steven Mark, oversees the annual fund and stewardship of private scholarships at Hunter College. He works closely with colleagues and major donors to assist with special events, programs, campaigns and more. Mr. Mark finds joy and inspiration in seeing the day-to-day impact of private philanthropy on the lives of students—those receiving direct financial support or simply using the library or other facilities that have been enhanced through the generosity of others.
Prior to joining Hunter College, Mr. Mark served as executive director of The Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge and played a key role in transitioning the organization from near bankruptcy to a stable and thriving operation that saves thousands of animals each year. He was also the lead fundraiser in launching Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College—a new dental school in the Touro College and University System. After spending his entire career working in the non-profit field, raising funds and awareness for worthwhile causes, Mr. Mark sought to lend his experiences to higher education in an effort to expand the college experience for students in need.
Mr. Mark obtained his MSW in community organizing from Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. The two-year program combined clinical social work and community-based approaches which translate well to a career of working with individuals to make an impact on an entire community.