On Saturday, February 10, 2018, Mater Dei Prep will host their annual Seraph Strong Gala and Gift Auction fundraiser. This year the event will again be held at Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury, NJ. We expect an overwhelming number of attendees, including community members, alumni, teachers, staff and parents, all excited to support Mater Dei Prep.
The Seraph Strong Gala is our largest fundraiser of the year. Last year we raised over $45,000. The Gala’s success depends on our families’ participation – through donations, volunteering and attendance at the event. Your tax-deductible contribution in the form of a gift certificate, gift item, or monetary donation (checks payable to “Mater Dei Prep”) would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made any time to the Mater Dei Prep office. All donors will be recognized the night of the event. Consider increasing your gift by donating as a group with other families. If you would like suggestions for items to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also help by sponsoring a portion of the event or taking an ad in the Gala journal. Enclosed is the sponsorship form which explains sponsorship levels and journal ad requirements. Please also consider asking your employer to sponsor or donate. Many corporations offer matching gifts programs.
This year’s gala honors Dr. John Checton (MD ’70), director of cardiology at Monmouth Medical Center, and Mr. Kevin Cummings, CEO and president of Investors Bankcorp. Dr. Checton has supported Mater Dei Prep for years, including generously during the Save the Seraphs campaign. Mr. Cummings has facilitated grants to Mater Dei Prep through the Investors Bank Foundation for a bus and renovations to our math and technology lab. We honor both Mr. Cummings and Dr. Checton for their commitment to Catholic education and to Mater Dei Prep.
As a supporter of the Gala, your contribution will help us meet our fundraising goals. With the money raised we can enhance our children’s education and improve the future of Mater Dei Prep. Your donation will result in long-lasting benefits for our children and ensure the Mater Dei Prep tradition of excellence in education and commitment to Catholic values continues.
Thank you for your support. #SeraphStrong
Maria Buzzanco, Fundraising Chair
Mater Dei Prep