Giving Tuesday

A Global Giving Movement

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. We’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community.

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Gold – 2nd $25,000 Match


  • Mater Dei’s #CrusadersGiving Tuesday Marathon is our biggest annual fundraising initiative.
  • It’s an opportunity for our Crusader community to come together, join the global giving movement and promote philanthropy.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

  • #CrusaderGiving Tuesday Marathon during school hours
  • #CrusadersGiving Campaign: midnight to 11:59 PM

What’s the goal?

  • The goal is to have 100% student participation and to raise $100,000.


  • Watch us run the #CrusadersGiving Tuesday Marathon on the Mater Dei Egger Stadium track (we will be streaming it live) or donate online anytime from any device.

How can I participate?

  • By donating and encouraging other family members and friends to participate through email and social media.
  • Students, faculty, staff and administration will join together to run 26.2 miles during the school day on November 19 to share our progress toward reaching our goal.


  • Have Fun. Donate!
  • You can donate online or pay onsite.
  • Tell friends and family you donated and encourage them to do the same through email and posting on social media! We will offer prizes for individuals who help us promote our campaign through social media. Check out our #CrusadersGiving website to learn more!


  • This is a one-day fundraising push. Every gift is an investment in the lives of current and future MDJDA and MDCHS students. We are raising money to upgrade our technology infrastructure and stadium turf. #TechandTurf

Can anyone participate?

  • Yes, we want our entire community to participate. Thank you for helping us spread the word.

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We are allocating all money raised for this #CrusadersGiving Tuesday Marathon campaign towards Tech & Turf. The Mater Dei campus is in need of upgrading its technology infrastructure including bandwidth, access points, charging stations, power outlets, extended battery modules (EBM), security cameras in our parking lot and projectors for classrooms. Funds will also be used to replace our stadium turf used for soccer, football and lacrosse. Our goal is to raise $100,000.

In the past, we have organized a fundraiser to get students and families involved during the March timeframe. For the past couple years, it was called the Color Walk/Walk-A-Thon and our community reach was limited.

This year, we decided to tap into the Giving Tuesday global giving movement which promotes philanthropy and brings communities together to support a common goal around Thanksgiving time. We have much to be grateful for at Mater Dei. Our student body is growing, our students are thriving and the product of our education including academic programs, personal attention, quality teaching, wellness, faith and safety is soaring.

  • You can donate online at
  • Call 619-423-2121 and make a credit card gift
  • Deliver cash, check or credit card to MD offices or send via mail
  • Donate appreciated stock by simply requesting that your broker transfer the stock into the brokerage account of Mater Dei. Please contact Alejandra Saavedra at for specifics of how to make this happen.

Tell friends and family you donated and encourage them to do the same! Post to social media using #CrusadersGiving @MDCrusaders for Twitter and Instagram and @MaterDeiCatholic for Facebook.

Visit or contact Alejandra Saavedra, Director of Advancement at or 619-423-2121 ext. 116.

Students, faculty and staff will begin making contributions the week or November 11th, but we are asking everyone else to hold their donations to be received beginning midnight on November 19th. We are currently working on securing a matching donor to DOUBLE all donations the day of our event.

Yes, our site uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to communicate with your browser software when you register with us online. SSL is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the personal information you send us in conjunction with your registration.

Yes! Many employers offer matching gift programs; any verified matching gift totals will be included in our #CrusaderGiving Tuesday totals. To see if your employer has a matching gift program, simply ask your HR department.

Receipts are mailed to donors as gifts are processed. If you do not receive a receipt, or need a duplicate receipt, contact Alejandra Saavedra, Director of Advancement at or 619-423-2121 ext. 116.

Social Media


Congrats to our Men’s soccer team who are advancing to the CIF Finals Saturday, 2/29 at 1:30 at Hilltop H.S.
Come out and support! Adults -$10, Students -$6. #CrusaderNation
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Congratulations to our 2020 Valedictorian Aaliyah Balagtas (left) and Salutatorian Jordan Norman (right) who were recognized today at our All-School Mass. Way to go Ladies!!! #CrusaderNation #2020valedictorian #2020salutatorian ... See MoreSee Less

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We celebrated a beautiful Mass of Remembrance this Ash Wednesday in honor of memorial brick donors. MDCHS and MDJDA came together to kick off this Lenten season! Thank you Fr. Claude for inspiring us.


MDJDA and MDCHS honored our Memorial Brick Donors today in the Garden of Remembrance. Fr. Claude blessed all of the bricks and individuals/family members who we were remembering. John Rey thanked our donors for their generosity and commitment.

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