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Michael Motherway ’86 Financial Aid Fund



Together we did it again!   The numbers are in, and we are so proud to announce that we raised over $20,000 for the Michael Motherway '86 Memorial Scholarship.

Thank you all so much for your participation and generosity. Through our combined efforts, a student who could not otherwise afford to attend MD is a proud Monarch. We are especially indebted to the Ursini Family and Newport Rib Company for the delicious meal.  And how about those Monarchs?  We all enjoyed watching the Monarchs on the big screen as they took down the Eagles of Santa Margarita.  Currently ranked #1 in the Nation, the Monarchs wrapped up Trinity League play undefeated with a convincing victory over Servite, 48-17.

About Michael

Michael Motherway '86 was a beloved father, husband, friend, and classmate whose life was cut short by ALS. As ALS slowly stole Mike’s physical strength, his unshakable faith, courage, humor, and humility became a source of inspiration and awe to those around him. His spiritual transcendence is the legacy he leaves to his wife, Julia; their children, Billy '18 and Cecilia '21; and countless others who knew and loved him.

During his illness Michael's Mater Dei Family came together to support him physically, spiritually and financially.  A fund was created to help with mounting medical expenses as well as fighting to find a cure for ALS.  Following Mike's passing on May 7, 2015 The Motherway Family created the Michael Motherway ’86 Financial Aid Fund to continue his legacy at Mater Dei and support Monarchs who otherwise may not be able to obtain the Monarch experience Michael loved so very much.

As a student at Mater Dei, Michael was a member of ASB, a standout football player, a lead in the Senior Musical and an outstanding Monarch loved by all.  Following graduation, he went onto Princeton.  After Princeton, Mike earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and became a successful entrepreneur.

Each year Michael's friends and family come together to celebrate his legacy with a pre-football game tailgate gathering.  This year's event was another great success. Thank you to all who supported these events! 

Thank you Newport Rib Company!

BBQ Rib feast for the Annual Motherway Tailgate provided by Lifetime Parents John and Kathy Ursini and Newport Rib Company. Thank you for your support and GO Monarchs!