Healthy Learners Welcomes Christian Markle as New Director of Development

Christian Markle

Columbia, SC – Healthy Learners is excited to announce the appointment of Christian Markle as their new Director of Development. Christian is a native of South Carolina and has been a champion of fundraising for human services in the midlands since 2016. He most recently served as Director of Development for Oliver Gospel Mission.

“Christian has had an incredible track record of success in his previous development roles, and I am so excited to utilize his talents to increase Healthy Learners’ reach and mission throughout South Carolina,” says Healthy Learners Executive Director, Amy Splittgerber.

Christian is a passionate advocate for underrepresented populations and community change. As an effective communicator, marketer, and fundraiser, Christian’s primary aim is to empower the community to care for its vulnerable neighbors and ignite a passion to personally transform a child’s future. As Director of Development, Christian will be the leader and front-line fundraiser for Healthy Learners, helping the organization provide more access to critical healthcare services so that children across the state can be at their best in the classroom.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Healthy Learners family, and motivated to empower our passionate community to make South Carolina a place where all children are healthy and able to reach their full potential,” said Markle.

Christian is happily married to his wife, Alexandra, and the proud dad of his two children, Simon and Melody. He enjoys playing the bagpipes across the state, as well as exploring Columbia’s many recreational parks, nature trails, and outdoor activities with his family.

Healthy Learners was founded in 1992 based on the belief that children learn better when they are healthy. A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, Healthy Learners is devoted to removing children's health barriers to learning with love and compassion. The prevalence of health barriers to learning is higher in children of color or in poverty, and these same children bear more burden of disease—in part due to their poor access to healthcare services. This is where Healthy Learners steps in to provide access to these critical healthcare services so that all children can be at their best in the classroom. For more information, see

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