Dear Marian/Mater Dei Alumni, Donors and Friends,

Thank you for your continued support and generosity to Mater Dei. We are thrilled that you are part of our mission to help educate the hearts, minds, and souls of our students.

As the new President of Mater Dei, I know that we have a wonderful legacy of providing an excellent and affordable Catholic education. Marian/Mater Dei has evolved to become the first TK-12 Catholic school in the Diocese of San Diego and the second largest private school in San Diego County. Your support is transforming the lives of our students. Every dollar raised for the Mater Dei Fund provides unrestricted funds to directly impact our students, programs, instruction, and technology to ensure the highest levels of education.

As we look forward to the next 60 years, we are proud and grateful for the generous response of our community. We continue to witness kindness and gratitude from our benefactors and plan to reinforce this culture of giving on campus, reminding our students who we are and where we come from. Put simply…We are Crusaders. We are Catholic. We are Family!

May God continue to bless you and your family now and always.


Rev. Joaquin Martinez, SJ

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Please prayerfully consider a contribution to our Mater Dei Fund, which provides financial support to struggling high school families and helps us to fulfill our technology needs for our elementary school. The Mater Dei fund allows us to invest in our students, programs and technology to ensure the highest levels of education both on campus and through distance learning. All donations raised will directly impact every Mater Dei student.

Thanks to your generosity, last year we surpassed our goal of $60,000. We used the funds we raised to help 14 high school families with tuition assistance and purchase 22 iPads and 20 iPad cases for the elementary school. As we prepare to have the largest enrollment in our history as a school, and we add our final grade to become a TK-12 grade school next Fall, the needs of our students and families continue. We are continuing to allocate our Mater Dei Fund donations for tuition assistance at MDCHS and technology at MDJDA. Our new goal is to raise $65,000!

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