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. The members of the Mater Dei community - administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends - are truly grateful for your support! Know that all our benefactors, such as yourself, are remembered in our Masses throughout the school year.
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:
This fund supports our day-to-day expense needs, including classroom instructional materials.
Student Tuition Assistance Program
This fund supports our ability to ensure that all students, regardless of financial resources, have the opportunity to attend Mater Dei Catholic High School.
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.)
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
For additional information regarding the Annual Fund, please contact Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement.
Fr. Chuck Tuttle, Director of Advancement
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.
For additional information regarding memorials, please contact Amy Wobbe, Mater Dei Foundation Planned Giving Coordinator.
Amy Wobbe, Mater Dei Foundation Planned Giving Coordinator
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
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
Robert A. Jansen
Tom and Evelyn Lampe
Mary O. Balke and Walter Bellm
Paul "Grumpy" Lager
Leonard O. Carrillon
Irene T. Schumacher
Mary C. Harper
Gervase E. Diekemper '60
Kenneth F. Wagner
Harold G. Maue
Margaret "Margie" Richter
Paul "Wheaties" Hollenkamp
JoAnn M. Husmann
John H. Ratermann '62
Kevin W. Isert '76
Clare M. Hustedde
George P. Hollenkamp
Roman H. Wilke
Walter "Smiley" Wirtz
Andrew F. Usselmann '56
Arnold B. Heimann
Dolores C. Lampe
Arthur G. Henken
Bernard Venhaus, Jr.
Lonny L. Schultz
Regina A. Dieker
Marie J. Timmermann
Raymond Blumenstein '63
Clarence "Clem" Horstmann
Bernard "Diek" Diekemper
Brenda C. Dumstorff
Dolores "Dory" Johnson
Virginia S. Kreiter
Joseph J. Sommers
Leon H. Langhauser '55
Deacon Richard Bagby
Barbara Krebs '61
Raymond Schulte '68
Adam Conrad '11
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 the tax benefits vary with each type of 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
WHAT TO GIVE
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.