Annual Fund

Making a gift to Mater Dei Catholic High School has never been easier!


Make a gift online using our secure online donation page by clicking the link below:


By Mail

Make your check, payable to Mater Dei Catholic High School, and mail to:

Office of Advancement
Mater Dei Catholic High School
900 Mater Dei Drive
Breese, IL 62230-1063

Stock Transfer

To make a gift of stock or securities, please contact Edward Jones / Jim Kueper (Mater Dei Transfer Agent) at (618) 526-0280 and request stock transfer instructions.

By Phone

If you’d like to make a gift with your credit card by phone, please call the Mater Dei Catholic High School Bursar’s Office (Michelle Pingsterhaus) at 618-526-7216 (ext. 106).

In Person

The Advancement Office welcomes visitors!  If you are in the neighborhood and you would like to stop in and make you gift, we would enjoy the opportunity to thank you in person.

Office hours:   Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note:  If you are calling outside of business hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Mater Dei High School accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Cards.

Parking and Access

We are located at 900 Mater Dei Drive in Breese, Illinois.

You may park in the Circle Drive in front of the school or in the parking lot across from the school.  Upon entering the main entrance, to your left, ring the doorbell to gain access into the school and you will be directed to the Office of Advancement (located to your right from the Main Office and across from the Main Gym).

Please Note:  Students arrive around 8:00 a.m. and dismissal is at 2:50 p.m.  Parking space may be limited between these times.


For more information about giving to Mater Dei Catholic High School please call (618) 526-7216 and contact either Fr. Chuck Tuttle (ext. 108) or Kathy Huelsmann (ext. 113)

Providing for Today and Securing for the Future”

Since 1954 Mater Dei Catholic High School has existed to provide a quality Catholic Secondary education that nurtures the spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional and social growth of young men and women.  It is within this caring environment, respectful of individual differences, that a comprehensive program has continued to educate, foster faith and develop gospel values.

The Office of Advancement exists to augment the necessary funding needed to provide an exceptional educational program for the students attending Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese, Illinois, and to cultivate a source of community support that will ensure and sustain a vibrant future for the school.  We invite you, our Alumni and Friends, to partner with us in our Mission by making a gift to our Annual Fund Drive.

You may designate to which fund or funds you intend your contribution to go:

Capital Improvements

This fund provides for the needed improvements and upkeep of the school’s facilities.

Educational Fund

This fund provides for the day to day expense needs of the school including classroom instructional material.

Mater Dei Foundation

This is the school’s endowment fund that provides both a current income and long-term financial support to defray operating costs and to reduce dependency on tuition as a source of revenue.

Student Tuition Assistance

This fund provides for the needed monetary support to help make Mater Dei Catholic High School affordable and accessible to anyone wishing to receive a Catholic Secondary education.

A Major Gift to Mater Dei Catholic High School consists of a (July 1 – June 30) total of $250.00 or more.  Included in that can be a donation made through a Matching Gift (check with the Human Resources department of your company to see if it will match your donation).

As you make your contribution today, please consider remembering Mater Dei Catholic High School in your estate planning.  This will guarantee that your support for Mater Dei in the past will be sustained into the future.

Mater Dei Catholic High School, its Administration, Faculty/Staff, and Students are most appreciative of your support and know that all our Benefactors, such as yourself, are remembered in all the Masses at Mater Dei throughout the school year.

“A generous person is enriched through the act of giving”