Campaign to save Mater Dei Prep is ahead of schedule

By Jerry Carino

It seemed like a long shot: Raise $1 million in two months to keep Mater Dei Prep’s doors open beyond June. In the two weeks since challenge was issued, however, the “Save the Seraphs” movement has proved to be a resilient underdog.

As of Friday, $271,000 has been raised in binding pledges. An additional $204,000 has been raised for 2016-19 through multi-year pledges.

With a little more than six weeks to go, the campaign to save this beloved Catholic high school in Middletown is ahead of schedule.