Mark Moerkerke


Mark is the Founder of APESF and devoted most of his professional career to the advancement of private education in the state of Arizona and numerous western states. He founded APESF in 1998, one of Arizona’s first STOs, with a clear vision to support Arizona families who want to make and sustain their K-12 educational choices through private institutions. Mark has consistently been committed to the policy of “people first,” which has enabled APESF to be a leader in service-based solutions for Arizona families utilizing the STO programs. The Moerkerke family has a rich heritage of service to philanthropic and educational institutions in Arizona dating back to 1958.

“It has been my life’s mission and passion to support families and their individual rights to make choices about their faith, education and future.” – Mark Moerkerke