Fundraising to save Mater Dei reaches $1 million goal

It seemed like a distant, almost impossible goal at the time: raise $1 million in two months to keep Mater Dei Prep open.

Supporters of the beloved Catholic high school did it with a couple of weeks to spare.

Officers of the The Seraph’s Fund, a 501(c)3 organization spearheading the effort, announced Thursday morning that they had reached $1 million in binding pledges.

“A major victory for the future of Mater Dei Prep,” Save the Seraphs campaign chair Jim Shaw said. “”We believe this moves us beyond financial stability for next year and allows us to continue the cycle of fundraising to ensure long-term sustainability.”