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Monarch Legacy Endowment Fund

For 60 years, Mater Dei High School has been a life-changing place to call home for nearly 27,000 young men and women. Through your endowment gift you can help secure the future of Mater Dei High School for generations to come.

Why does Mater Dei High School need an Endowment Fund?
Educating a student at Mater Dei High School costs nearly $14,000 per year. Tuition covers approximately 93% of that expense. The remainder is made up through fundraising efforts and generous benefactors. Due to ever increasing budgetary demands placed upon the Diocese of Orange and our school, we established an endowment fund to secure a stable financial future for Mater Dei High School.
Who will benefit from the Monarch Legacy Endowment Fund?
The endowment earnings will be used to support, enhance, and improve the following:
  • Student Financial Aid
  • Faculty / staff salaries, benefits, and professional growth
  • Educational technology
  • Campus facilities
How is an Endowment Gift different from an Annual Fund or Capital Campaign gift?
Instead of being spent immediately, endowment gifts are placed into a Mater Dei trust fund. The Monarch Legacy Endowment Fund is part of the Diocese of Orange Education Foundation where your gift will be invested in a legally restricted trust fund, which compounds with interest and dividends for Mater Dei High School.
What is your plan for the Monarch Legacy Endowment Program?
All endowment contributions are tax deductible and can be made in the form of cash, assets, appreciated stocks/bonds, life insurance, annuities, real estate or personal property, or by listing the Monarch Legacy Endowment in your will.
You may choose to designate your gift to a particular program or area of need, or make an unrestricted gift, earnings from which will be designated to an area of most need designated by the school's Administrative Board.
The Monarch Legacy Endowment Fund has several gift levels available for appropriate benefactor recognition:
  • Royal Legacy $1,000,000 +
  • Majestic Legacy $500,000 +
  • Scarlet Legacy $250,000 +
  • Sterling Legacy $100,000 +
  • Noble Legacy $50,000 +
  • Honor Legacy $25,000 +
Click here to download and print our Endowment Letter of Commitment Form.