Mission: The Mater Dei High School Alumni Circle (AC) supports the mission of Mater Dei High School by providing spiritual, moral and financial support to the children and grandchildren of MDHS Alumni to continue the Mater Dei tradition for future generations and by supporting the activities of the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations.
We are a dedicated group of Mater Dei alumni, who meet monthly and work closely with the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations. The Alumni Circle helps organize and carry out fund raising and network opportunities such as the Alumni Speaker Series and the Alumni Popcorn Booth at home football games. Working closely with the director of Alumni Relations we assist classes at their reunions. The Alumni Circle is also at other MDHS events during the school year such as: the Family Mass and Pancake Breakfast, Christmas at the Corner, Homecoming reception, and the Servite vs. MD football game tailgate, among other events.
Our efforts are directed to raise money for the Alumni Heritage Fund (AHF). Funds of the AHF are raised through a number of resources. The generous individual donations of MD graduates are by far the leading source of AHF revenue. The AC helps organize helps organize and carry out fundraising events such as the Alumni popcorn booth at home football games and homecoming week activities.
The AHF provides need-based financial aid to children and grandchildren of MD Alumni. AHF applications are completed in spring by future and current MD students. These applications are read and scored by the Alumni Circle and funds are distributed for the upcoming year.
2016-17 Alumni Circle Events:
Monthly Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Main Conference Room. The MCR is located at the east end of the 100 wing next to the Dean's Office.
Class Reunions: Alumni Circle members are instrumental in helping MD classes on the night of their respective reunions. If you'd like to volunteer at a reunion, please contact Kathleen Kelly '94.
(All reunions are held on campus unless otherwise noted.)
Class of 1966 - Saturday, October 15 - Costa Mesa Marriott
Class of 1971 - Saturday, October 15 - Moreno's Restaurant, Orange
Class of 1976/1977 - Saturday, October 8
Class of 1981 - Saturday, September 24
Class of 1986 - Saturday, October 15 - Private Residence, Orange
Class of 1991 - Saturday, October 8 - Location TBA
Class of 2006 - Friday, November 25 - CP Restaurant & Lounge, Newport Beach
Monarch Home Football Games: AC members help raise money for the AHF through sales of popcorn and sportswear at MD's home football games.
Current Alumni Circle Members:
|Maia Muprhy Ahumada||1983|
|Steve R. Camarillo||1970|
|Carol Chapman Cox||1965|
|Nicholas A. Frank||1968|
|Janette Hernandez Lavalle||1991|
|William E. Malecki||1983|
|Juan A. Mendoza||1962|
|Debra Bischak Navarro||1978|
|Armando R. Sanbrano||1982|
|Marcia Rollinson Schicker||1968|
|Irma Mendoza Valdez||1984|