For nearly 70 years, Mater Dei High School has been a life-changing place to call home for nearly 27,000 young men and women. Educating a student at Mater Dei High School costs nearly $15,000 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.
The primary focus of the Monarch Legacy Endowment Fund is need-based financial aid for students who otherwise would not be able to attend Mater Dei High School. As of the 2018-2019 school year, the number of students needing assistance has escalated to 55% of the school. The need to secure our endowment for the future is critical.
to read Sustaining the Mater Dei Legacy: Our Future Lies in the Monarch Legacy Endowment.
This scholarly white paper outlines the historical success of a Catholic education at Mater Dei High School. It also provides statistical information which illustrates how the need for financial aid has greatly escalated since 2008.
All endowment contributions are tax deductible and can be made in the form of cash, assets, appreciated stocks/bonds, life insurance, annuities, real estate, 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 unrestricted gifts will be allocated to an area of most need designated by the school's Administrative Board.
Instead of being spent immediately like Annual Fund or Capital Campaign gifts, endowment gifts are placed into a legally restricted trust fund that is regulated by the Diocese of Orange Education Foundation. Your gift will compound with interest and dividends for Mater Dei High School.
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 +
to download and print our Endowment Letter of Commitment Form.
Thank you for your support of Mater Dei High School and our amazing students.