Mater Dei Prep Dedicates New Math & Technology Center
On Friday, June 8, 2018, Mater Dei Prep hosted a Dedication Ceremony to commemorate Investors Bank and the Mater Dei Prep PTO for their generous support in renovating the new Math & Technology Center. The new Math & Technology Center was proudly supported through a $25,000 grant from the Investors Foundation and a $30,000 donation from the Mater Dei Prep PTO.
Steven Andersen, Mater Dei Prep Associate Head of School, and Jen DeBiase, Associate Director of Development & Director of Technology, welcomed the audience and recognized the Investors Foundation and the Mater Dei Prep PTO for their generous support. “The Seraphs are soaring! Mater Dei Prep will continue to make a difference in the community thanks to the generosity of local organizations like the Investors Foundation and the Mater Dei Prep PTO,” said Steven Andersen.
The dedication ceremony included Penny McDaniel, District Manager for Monmouth County, Gina Soares, Senior Branch Manager of Middletown, and Dennis DeVito, Vice President of Business Lending from Investors Bank along with Cristin McCarthy, former Mater Dei Prep PTO President, Maria Buzzanco, Fundraising Chair, and other members from the Mater Dei Prep PTO.
Mater Dei Prep and Investors Bank have built a strong relationship over the past three years. Back in February 2016, Mater Dei Prep used a gracious grant of $62,500 to purchase a new, 29-passenger bus that allowed Mater Dei Prep to expand their bus routes for students. When asked about the partnership with Mater Dei Prep, Dennis DeVito, Vice President of Business Lending stated, “We are proud to continue to be involved in the advancement of the Mater Dei Prep education programs. The new Math & Technology Center is another great step and we look forward to working with Mater Dei Prep on more projects in the future.”
At Mater Dei Prep, “Individuality Prevails.” Designed to challenge, the Mater Dei Prep curriculum encourages students to take risks and explore areas of true interest as they prepare for college. The generous donation from the Investors Foundation and Mater Dei Prep PTO will help further Mater Dei Prep’s mission by offering state-of-the-art technology that will help aid the students in their academic growth and development. The dynamic learning environment is open to all Mater Dei Prep students and will provide them the opportunity to receive extra help in a course, to review papers, and get support with math and other academic course work.
“The Mater Dei Prep PTO worked really hard to raise the funds to improve this important learning center for our students. The learning center is extremely welcoming and will help promote future academic growth for our Seraphs. The PTO is very grateful for the Investors Foundation’s generosity in supporting our mission to make this room a reality for our students,” said Cristin McCarthy, former President of the Mater Dei Prep PTO.
For more information about Mater Dei Prep, or about the recently established Academic Institutes, please call 732.671.9100 or visit materdeiprep.org.
About Investors Bank
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $25 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors’ banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.