Seraph Strong Gala 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Shadowbrook, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

Support the 2018 Seraph Strong Gala

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. 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
You can also help by sponsoring a portion of the event or taking an ad in the Gala journal. Attached to the right 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.
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
$150.00 per person
Tables seat 12 people

Cocktail Attire
Premium Open Bar and Wine Service
Entertainment by The Trend

Cocktails - 7:00 PM
Dinner - 8:00 PM
Dancing and Frivolity - 9:00 PM 

Online Silent and Gift Auctions
50/50 Raffle

*Live Online Auction opens on February 1*

Cocktail Hour Includes: 
Deluxe Antipasto Table
Hot Cocktail Specialities including but not limited to - Baked Clams, Stuff Mushrooms and Crab Meat, Sesame Chicken and Broccoli, Eggplant Rollatini
Passed Horderves

Dinner Menu Includes:
Premium Open Bar and Wine Service
Field Salad
Dinner Options - Roasted Prime Rib, Pan Seared Norwegian Salmon, Pecan Crusted Chicken
Dessert Trio

Auction Items:
To donate a auction item, please email

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Development Office at
Seraph Strong Gala To Honor Dr. John Checton '70
& Mr. Kevin Cummings

      John Checton, M.D.                                                                 Kevin Cummings
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 Bancorp. 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.

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