How to Support Mater Dei

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 this mission for future generations.

Therefore, we are pleased to provide descriptions of the various ways donors can choose to support Mater Dei.  Every donation – no matter the size – makes a difference!

Know that members of the Mater Dei community – administration, faculty, students, parents, alumni, and friends – are truly grateful to every benefactor for his/her support!  “We give thanks to God always for all of you, remembering you in our prayers.” (1 Thessalonians 1:2)

Annual Fund

The success of the Annual Fund, the major source of revenue for Mater Dei Catholic High School, is a direct result of the commitment of a variety of constituents who have been connected with Mater Dei Catholic High School in a meaningful way.

Each year, the Annual Fund Drive begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year.

As always, the Mater Dei community is truly grateful to all who donate to the Annual Fund, as their donations support Mater Dei in a variety of ways.

 

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Donating Online
  To donate to the Annual Fund using our secure online donation page, please select the "Donate to MD" button above.

Donating In Person  To donate to the Annual Fund in person, please visit the Advancement Office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We welcome the opportunity to thank you in person!

Donating By Mail  To donate to the Annual Fund via mail, please mail your check, payable to Mater Dei Catholic High School, to Mater Dei Office of Advancement, 900 North Mater Dei Drive, Breese, IL, 62230.

 

DONATION DESIGNATION OPTIONS
If they so choose, donors have the opportunity to designate their donation for one of the following funds:

Educational Fund
This fund supports our day-to-day expense needs, including classroom instructional materials.

Student Tuition Assistance Fund
This fund supports our ability to ensure that all students, regardless of financial resources, have the opportunity to attend Mater Dei Catholic High School.

Capital Improvements Fund
This fund supports improvements to and upkeep of our facilities.

Mater Dei Foundation
The Mater Dei Foundation, our endowment fund, provides both current income and long-term financial support to defray operating costs and to reduce dependency on tuition as a source of revenue.

 

MAJOR GIFT DESIGNATION
Donations totaling $250 or more for a fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) are designated as a major gift.  Major gift donors are recognized as such in the annual report and are invited to attend our annual Major Gift Donors Mass.  (Donation totals include donations made through a matching gift program.  Thus, donors are invited to determine if their employer participates in a matching gift program.)

 

ANNUAL REPORT
The Mater Dei Catholic High School Annual Report, which includes donations received from July 1 through June 30, is distributed in August.  This publication serves as an opportunity to express our gratitude to all our benefactors - alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students - who have helped make the past school year successful.  The listing of all who impacted Mater Dei Catholic High School during the past school year is a complex task, and every effort is taken to include all who have contributed.

We invite you to review our most recent annual report: 2018-2019 Mater Dei Catholic High School Annual Report

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For additional information regarding the Annual Fund, please contact Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement.

Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement
work: 618-526-7216
email: ctuttle@materdeiknights.org

Memorials

When a family designates Mater Dei Catholic High School or the Mater Dei Foundation 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.

 

Donating Online  To donate a memorial using our secure online donation page, please select the following link: Mater Dei Memorial Donation Site

Donating In Person  To donate to donate a memorial in person, please visit the Advancement Office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We welcome the opportunity to thank you in person!

Donating By Mail  To donate a memorial via mail, please mail your check, payable to Mater Dei Catholic High School, to Mater Dei Office of Advancement, 900 North Mater Dei Drive, Breese, IL, 62230.

 

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

Planned Giving

Planned gifts encompass a variety of charitable giving methods that allow donors to integrate their charitable, family, financial, and personal goals.  Moreover, planned gifts often provide valuable tax benefits.

When considering all types of real and personal property and tangible and intangible assets, the possible types of planned gifts seem endless.  Therefore, brief descriptions of common planned gifts are provided below.  (Please note that in the descriptions below, the text "Mater Dei" applies to both Mater Dei Catholic High School and the Mater Dei Foundation.)

Still, we encourage donors to contact their financial planner, accountant, or attorney in order to determine both the planned gift that best meets their goals and the associated tax benefits, as tax benefits vary with each type of planned gift.

As always, the Mater Dei community is truly grateful to all who support Mater Dei through a planned gift.

 

For additional information related to Planned Giving, 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

 

WHAT TO GIVE

Cash
A donor may choose to donate cash immediately or to designate Mater Dei as a beneficiary of cash through his/her will or living trust.

Life Insurance
A donor may choose to give Mater Dei outright and complete ownership of a life insurance policy or to designate Mater Dei as a beneficiary of an existing or new policy.

Retirement Assets
Retirement assets include retirement plans and accounts such as an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b).  A donor may choose to donate (transfer) funds to Mater Dei immediately or to designate Mater Dei as a beneficiary of the funds.

Stocks
A donor may choose to donate stock to Mater Dei immediately or to designate Mater Dei as a beneficiary of the stock.

Tangible Personal Property
Donations of tangible personal property may include artwork, jewelry, and antiques.  A donor may choose to give Mater Dei outright and complete ownership of tangible personal property or to designate Mater Dei as a beneficiary of tangible personal property through his/her will or living trust.

Real Property
Donations of real property include personal residences, vacations homes, rental property, and farmland.  A donor may choose to give Mater Dei outright and complete ownership of real property or to designate Mater Dei as a beneficiary of real property through his/her will or living trust.

 

HOW TO GIVE

Wills and Living Trust
A donor may designate Mater Dei as a beneficiary of his/her will or living trust by adding a charitable provision to an existing document or including a charitable provision in a new document.  Examples of donations include a specific cash amount or property item, a percentage of the donor’s assets, or the remainder of assets following the distribution of assets to other beneficiaries.

Beneficiary Designations
A donor may designate Mater Dei as a beneficiary of his/her financial accounts, retirement assets, or life insurance by contacting his/her financial institution, retirement plan administration, or life insurance company.

Charitable Gift Annuity
By funding a charitable gift annuity, a donor both supports Mater Dei and enhances his/her financial security.

In general, a donor funds a charitable gift annuity for the benefit of Mater Dei through a donation of cash and/or appreciated stock.  From the annuity, fixed payments are then made to the donor and/or his/her designee for the remainder of the life of the donor and/or his/her designee.  When the annuity ends, the gift portion of the annuity becomes fully available to Mater Dei.

Charitable Remainder Trust
By funding a charitable remainder trust, a donor both supports Mater Dei and retains an interest in his/her property for the benefit of himself/herself or his/her family.

In general, a donation of cash and/or appreciated stock is placed in an irrevocable trust.  From the trust, regular payments are then made to a donor and/or his/her designee for a period of years or the remainder of the life of the donor and/or his/her designee.  A donor may select the payout rate that meets his/her needs (subject to tax regulations), as well as if the trust will make fixed payments (annuity trust) or payments that change with market conditions (unitrust).  When the trust ends, the remaining assets in the trust become fully available to Mater Dei.

Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program

The Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship program, which is administered by Empower Illinois, provides donors with the opportunity to simultaneously support Mater Dei Catholic High School and reduce their Illinois tax liability.

Specifically, by donating to Mater Dei via the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship program, a donor receives a tax credit equal to 75% of their donation on his/her Illinois state taxes.

For example, for a donation of $1,000, a donor will receive a $750 tax credit for his/her Illinois state taxes.  Thus, his/her out-of-pocket donation is only $250.  However, Mater Dei receives the full $1,000 donation for the purpose of providing tuition assistance to families in need.

Please note that while the donation process may initially appear complicated, the steps are actually quite simple!  Moreover, the Empower Illinois website provides a step-by-step guide to assist donors.

As always, the Mater Dei community is truly grateful to all who donate to the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship program, as their donations directly support our students!

 

EMPOWER ILLINOIS WEBSITE LINKS FOR DONORS

New Tax Credit Scholarship (TCS) Donors  To make a donation as a new TCS donor, please select the following link: Empower Illinois New TCS Donor Page 

The “How to Donate Step-By-Step Guide” is provided in the “Helpful Resources” section of the page.  On a laptop or desktop computer, that section is located at the right side of the page.  On a mobile phone, that section is located at the bottom of the page.

Returning Tax Credit Scholarship (TCS) Donors  To make a donation as a returning TCS donor, please select the following link: Empower Illinois Returning TCS Donor Page

Empower Illinois Helpful Resources  To view resources provided by Empower Illinois, including the “How to Donate Step-By-Step Guide,” please select the following link:  Empower Illinois Helpful Resources

On a laptop or desktop computer, the “Helpful Resources” section is located at the right side of the page.  On a mobile phone, the section is located at the bottom of the page.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For additional information regarding the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship program, please contact Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement.

Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement
work: 618-526-7216
email: ctuttle@materdeiknights.org

Knight Club

The Knight Club provides donors with the opportunity to support Mater Dei Catholic High School  and to receive numerous benefits throughout the academic year, including admission to athletic events, various forms of recognition, and reservations to special events.

As always, the Mater Dei community is truly grateful to all our Knight Club members!

 

KNIGHT CLUB MEMBERSHIP PURCHASES

Purchasing Memberships Online  To purchase a membership via our secure online page, please select the following link: Knight Club Membership 2020-2021 Online Order Form

Purchasing Memberships Via Mail  To purchase a membership via mail, please print and submit the "Knight Club Membership 2020-2021" form, with payment, to Mater Dei

(Please note that names for memberships submitted after July 6, 2020, are not guaranteed inclusion in the 2021 Mater Dei calendar due to printing deadlines.)

 

KNIGHT CLUB MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Individual Membership: $250

(value $525)

    Business Membership: $400

(value $700)

 
season tickets (2)

football, volleyball, basketball (boys & girls), soccer (boys & girls)

$218 season tickets (2)

football, volleyball, basketball (boys & girls), soccer (boys & girls)

$218
admission to all minor athletic events $100 admission to all minor athletic events $100
fall play reserved tickets (2) $10 fall play reserved tickets (2) $10
Knight Club recognition event tickets (2) $50 Knight Club recognition event tickets (2) $50
spring musical reserved tickets (2) $12 spring musical reserved tickets (2) $12
name in Mater Dei calendar free name in Mater Dei calendar free
name in "Vita" alumni newsletter free name in "Vita" alumni newsletter Free
name in Christmas Tournament program free ad in Christmas Tournament program $50
patron in spring musical program $25 patron in spring musical program $50
patron in "The Lance" newspaper $25 patron in "The Lance" newspaper $50
patron in "Knight" yearbook $25 patron in "Knight" yearbook $50
subscription to "The Lance" and "Knight" $60 subscription to "The Lance" and "Knight" $60
hole sponsorship for Mater Dei Golf Classic $50

Silver Circle Membership: $500
In addition to all Business Membership benefits, the Silver Circle Membership includes one (1) Mater Dei calendar, two (2) tickets to the Mater Dei Mothers & Friends dinner auction, and recognition as a Silver Circle member.

The Gold Circle Membership: $1,000
In addition to all Silver Circle Membership benefits, the Gold Circle Membership includes an annual subscription of Fathers & Friends raffle tickets (monthly cash raffle), two (2) reservations for the Mater Dei Golf Classic, a $100 hole sponsorship at the Mater Dei Golf Classic, and recognition as a Gold Circle member.

The Diamond Circle Membership: $5,000
In addition to all Gold Circle Membership benefits, the Diamond Circle Membership includes one (1) Knight Club Individual Membership for the recipient of the donor's choice and recognition as a Diamond Circle member.

The Ring of Honor Membership: $10,000
In addition to all Diamond Circle Membership benefits, the Ring of Honor Membership includes three (3) Knight Club Individual Memberships for the recipients of the donor's choice and recognition as a Ring of Honor member.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For additional information regarding Knight Club, please contact Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement.

Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement
work: 618-526-7216
email: ctuttle@materdeiknights.org

Calendar Drive

Since the 1985-1986 school year, the annual Mater Dei Calendar Drive has played a vital role in our fundraising efforts. This fundraiser, the only fundraiser for which we request participation by all students, supports the Mater Dei general fund. 

A key component of the success of the Mater Dei Calendar Drive is its simplicity: for only $25, a buyer receives a calendar and 39chances to win cash ($30 daily, $100 and $500 monthly, and $1,000 and $2,000 on December 31).  (Of course, a leap year brings an additional chance to win!)  The calendar lists key events and includes color photos showcasing our students. 

Of course, the main component of the success of the Mater Dei Calendar Drive is the support of both those who sell calendars and those who purchase calendars.  In recent years, over 4,000 calendars are sold each year!  Thus, the Mater Dei community is truly grateful to all who support the Calendar Drive! 

 

Purchasing Calendars Online *  To purchase a calendar via our secure online page, please select the following link: 2020 Calendar Online Order Form  

On the form, a buyer will provide an address to which the calendar will be mailed and will have the opportunity to designate a student to receive credit toward his/her quota. 

* Please note that the online order form is only active October through February. 

Purchasing Calendars In Person  To purchase a calendar in personplease contact a Mater Dei student or faculty member or visit the Mater Dei office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Purchasing Calendars Via Mail  To purchase a calendar via mail, please mail a note and your check, payable to Mater Dei Catholic High School, to Mater Dei Office of Advancement, 900 North Mater Dei Drive, Breese, IL, 62230.  On the note, please state “for Mater Dei Calendar” and list the name and address to which the calendar will be mailed, as well as a phone number.

 

For additional information regarding the Mater Dei Calendar Drive, please contact Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement. 

Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement
work: 618-526-7216
email: ctuttle@materdeiknights.org 

Christmas Tournament Program

The Mater Dei Christmas Tournament program provides donors – businesses and individuals - with the opportunity to support Mater Dei Catholic High School through the purchase of advertising space.

The program, which is sold during the four-day tournament, also includes the tournament schedule, team rosters, and tournament history.

For the convenience of donors, a variety of ad sizes and ad prices are available.  (Please refer to the contact information provided below.)

As always, the Mater Dei community is truly grateful to all who support the Christmas Tournament through the purchase of advertising!

 

For additional information regarding the Mater Dei Christmas Tournament program, including ad size and pricing options, please contact Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement.

Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement
work: 618-526-7216
email: ctuttle@materdeiknights.org

Golf Classic

The Mater Dei Golf Classic is an opportunity for the Mater Dei community – alumni, parents, friends, administration, faculty, and staff – to enjoy a day of golf and fellowship in support of Mater Dei Catholic High School.  The six-person team scramble, which benefits our general fund, is hosted at Governors Run Golf Course in Carlyle.

Donors may support the Golf Classic by golfing or by purchasing a hole sponsorship.  (Additional information provided below.)

As always, the Mater Dei community is truly grateful to all who support the Golf Classic!

 

2021 MATER DEI GOLF CLASSIC REGISTRATION

Date  Saturday, June 5, 2021

Times  The six-person team scramble tournament offers two shotgun starts: 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Divisions  The tournament includes three divisions: men, women, couples.

Special Accomodations  Golfers over the age of 65 may use the senior tees.  Golfers 80 years or older may use the women’s tees.

Fee  The fee ($100 per golfer) includes green fees (18 holes), cart rental, mulligans, refreshments and food during play, and a dinner and awards presentation in the evening.

Registration  When finalized, the registration form will be posted.

 

2021 MATER DEI GOLF CLASSIC HOLE SPONSORSHIP
Donors may choose from two hole sponsor levels: the $50 standard level or the $100 gold star level.  Both levels include a professionally designed sign and recognition in the tournament programs.  The gold star level includes a sign enhanced with a gold star, as well as recognition as a gold star sponsor in the tournament program.

To purchase a hole sponsorship, please print and submit the 2021 Golf Classic Hole Sponsorship form, which will be posted when finalized.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For additional information regarding the Golf Classic, please contact Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement.

Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement
work: 618-526-7216
email: ctuttle@materdeiknights.org

Mega Raffle

The Mater Dei Mega Raffle, which is co-sponsored by Fathers & Friends and the Mater Dei School Board, supports both Fathers & Friends and the Mater Dei Catholic High School general fund.  This fundraiser is held in conjunction with the Mater Dei Golf Classic.

For $100 per ticket, donors receive twenty-six chances to win cash: one $10,000 grand prize, two $2,500 prizes, three $1,000 prizes, and twenty $100 prizes.   Winners are then drawn at the Mater Dei Golf Classic, which is traditionally held the first Saturday in June.

Of course, the main component of the success of the Mater Dei Mega Raffle is the support of both those who sell raffle tickets and those who purchase raffle tickets.  Thus, the Mater Dei community is truly grateful to all who support the Mega Raffle! 

 

Purchasing Mega Raffle Tickets Online *  To purchase a Mega Raffle ticket via our secure online page, please select the following link: 2020 Mega Raffle Ticket Online Order Form  

* Please note that the online order form is only active April through the day prior to the drawing. 

Purchasing Mega Raffle Tickets In Person  To purchase a Mega Raffle ticket in person, please contact a Fathers & Friends member or a Mater Dei School Board member, or visit the Mater Dei office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Purchasing Mega Raffle Tickets Via Mail  To purchase a Mega Raffle ticket via mail, please mail a note and your check, payable to Mater Dei Catholic High School, to Mater Dei Office of Advancement, 900 North Mater Dei Drive, Breese, IL, 62230.  On the note, please state “for Mega Raffle Ticket” and list your name, address, and phone number.

 

For additional information regarding the Mater Dei Mega Raffle, please contact Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement. 

Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement
work: 618-526-7216
email: ctuttle@materdeiknights.org