Planned Giving

Since 1954, Mater Dei has nurtured the spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of generations of students.  Through the generous donations of her benefactors, Mater Dei can continue to fulfill her mission for future generations.

 

What is the Mater Dei Foundation

What is the purpose of the Mater Dei Foundation?
Like individuals, Mater Dei Catholic High School must possess a financial plan for the future.  Thus, the Mater Dei Foundation exists to provide long-term financial support to Mater Dei Catholic High School, thereby ensuring its ability to continue to provide a high-quality Catholic education at an affordable cost.

How does the Mater Dei Foundation utilize donations?
Donations to the Mater Dei Foundation are permanently invested.  Each year, the annual earnings from the investment are then donated to Mater Dei Catholic High School’s general fund to assist with annual operating expenses.  Thus, the investment itself is maintained in order to ensure future earnings.  As a result, a donation to the Mater Dei Foundation is “a gift that keeps giving.”

How much has the Mater Dei Foundation donated?
Donations from the Mater Dei Foundation have served as a stable source of income and allowed Mater Dei Catholic High School to confidently plan for the future.  Specifically, from its establishment in 1989 through 2018, the Mater Dei Foundation has donated $2,400,000 to Mater Dei Catholic High School.

What if the Mater Dei Foundation’s investment does not grow?
Like the cost of living for individuals, Mater Dei Catholic High School’s expenses increase annually.  As a result, the ability to continue to provide a high-quality Catholic education at an affordable cost is a constant concern.

The Mater Dei Foundation’s donations can only increase as its investment increases. Thus, it is essential for the Mater Dei Foundation’s investment to increase through the generous donations of benefactors in order for Mater Dei Catholic High School to maintain affordable tuition now and in the future.

 

For additional information regarding the Mater Dei Foundation, please contact Amy Wobbe, Mater Dei Foundation Planned Giving Coordinator.

Amy Wobbe, Mater Dei Foundation Planned Giving Coordinator
work: 618-526-7216
cell: 618-978-9091
email: awobbe@materdeiknights.org

Types of Planned Giving

Mother of Perpetual Help Society

Memorials

When a family designates the Mater Dei Foundation or Mater Dei Catholic High School as the recipient of memorials made in the name of their loved one, the Mater Dei community is truly grateful.

Moreover, we are honored to host an annual Memorial Mass for the families of those in whose name memorials were donated during a fiscal year.  This Mass allows the Mater Dei community to celebrate the living memory of those who entered into rest and to pray for peace for their families and friends.

 

For additional information regarding memorials, please contact Amy Wobbe, Mater Dei Foundation Planned Giving Coordinator.

Amy Wobbe, Mater Dei Foundation Planned Giving Coordinator
work: 618-526-7216
cell: 618-978-9091
email: awobbe@materdeiknights.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At our Memorial Mass held November 18, 2019, we were honored to remember those who entered into rest and in whose name memorials were donated to Mater Dei Foundation or Mater Dei Catholic High School from June 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.

Brayden M. Voss
Dale F. Wade
Corey Lawrence
Richard L. Ottensmeier '65
Estella S. Stempel
Susanna "Sue" Kalmer
Pauline M. Richter
Patricia A. Bugger
David A. Schlautmann
Mary Jane B. Timmermann
Edwin A. Trame
Bernard W. Von Hatten
Brian Bailey
Robert A. Jansen
Tom and Evelyn Lampe
Mary O. Balke and Walter Bellm
Paul "Grumpy" Lager
Leonard O. Carrillon
Melvin Riebold
Irene T. Schumacher
Kenny Jansen
Mary C. Harper
Gervase E. Diekemper '60
Kenneth F. Wagner
Rita Horstmann
Jackie Gerstner
Harold G. Maue
Margaret "Margie" Richter
Robert Baer
Paul "Wheaties" Hollenkamp
JoAnn M. Husmann
John H. Ratermann '62
Kevin W. Isert '76
Florence Isert
Clare M. Hustedde
George P. Hollenkamp
Maurice Timmermann
Roman H. Wilke
Alphonse Olliges
Walter "Smiley" Wirtz
Andrew F. Usselmann '56
Arnold B. Heimann
Dolores C. Lampe
Verena Haake
Arthur G. Henken
Bernard Venhaus, Jr.
Ted Kohnen
Lonny L. Schultz
Regina A. Dieker
Marie J. Timmermann
Raymond Blumenstein '63
Clarence "Clem" Horstmann
Cecilia Tebbe
Bernard "Diek" Diekemper
Brenda C. Dumstorff
Dolores "Dory" Johnson
Robert Cook
Virginia S. Kreiter
Marcia Kirsch
Joseph J. Sommers
Leon H. Langhauser '55
Deacon Richard Bagby
Barbara Krebs '61
Edna Kueper
Raymond Schulte '68
Adam Conrad '11

Contact Us

Amy Wobbe, Mater Dei Foundation Planned Giving Coordinator
work: 618-526-7216
cell: 618-978-9091
email: awobbe@materdeiknights.org

Contact Amy Wobbe, Mater Dei Foundation Planned Giving Coordinator, for additional information related to the following:

  • Mater Dei Foundation
  • Planned Giving
  • Mother of Perpetual Help Society
  • Memorials
  • Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Donations (for which donors receive a tax credit)

 

Meet the Mater Dei Foundation Board

President Matt Rakers '78, Aviston

Vice President Andy Zieren ’94, Carlyle

Treasurer Spencer Beckmann ’12, Bartelso

Secretary Joanne Stevenson, Breese

Lee Rinderer, Highland

Kathy Dierkes ’80, Germantown

Tricia Poettker ’93, Breese

Terese Kasson ’80, Breese

Brent Rickhoff ’85, Albers

 

Trust Officer Deb Keilbach ’83, First National Bank in Carlyle

Administrator Carolyn Davenport ’73, First National Bank in Carlyle