For it is in giving that we receive”

Our “Bridge the Gap” annual giving campaign makes our special education school a reality, providing funds beyond tuition to subsidize many additional expenses. Your donation towards our annual fund normally helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost to educate a child with learning and intellectual challenges. But this year the need is so much larger. The COVID-19 crisis has affected our school in many ways – including financially. Enrollment is down and expenses are up and many of our parents are struggling to pay tuition. We had to enclose our front office area, install sanitation stations, and replace water fountains with a safer alternative. We also have many unexpected expenses to maintain daily CDC health protocols that keep our students and staff safe. And, to make things even worse, we were forced to cancel our Gala. That event alone brought in $80,000 last year. It is definitely a challenging year and we need your help more than ever.

Please support our school by helping us through this difficult time. Make your donation today! You may also set up a monthly recurring donation.

We Offer a Unique Special Education Experience

Because our school has a unique model—a 12 to 1 student-teacher ratio, tuition alone only covers about 80% of the actual cost of educating a student. Our low enrollment number is what makes our school unique, but it also creates a different financial model than other schools. 

We know that our success depends on you – parents, foundations, organizations, and individuals that support our mission. All donations to Morning Star School are 100% tax-deductible and allow our school to do more for every child we teach. We are grateful and blessed for the love that we receive year after year. Thank you!

You can make your annual donation dollars go even further if you work for a company with a matching gift program. Simply ask your human resource department if the company you work for offers that benefit.

Grateful for you … our 2020/2021 Annual Fund Donors!
Donations for the 2020-2021 school year may be made through June 30th. 

Gustavo Abello                                                          Msgr. Eugene Kohls
Zachary and Stephanie Andry                                Michael Larkin
Robert and Darlene Beard                                      John and Jodie Luciano
Beverly Beck                                                              William and Cecilia Manubag
Blessed Trinity KOC Council #17182                     Patricia Maroney
Father James Boddie                                               Christopher and Dana Martin
Catherine Bosco                                                       Amy Martinenza
Harlan and Patricia Bost                                         Kathryn Martinenza
Elizabeth Brockelman                                              Omar and Nancy Martinez
Mary Brophy                                                              Rolando and Nena Maturgo
Natalie Bryan                                                             Heather McCray
Leonard and Rosanne Bush                                    Erika Meinhardt
Charles and Terry Cadoura                                     The Neviaser Foundation
Jorge Carrillo                                                              Greg and Karen Montana
The Cascone Family Foundation                             Martha and Angel Moreno
JPC Construction & Building Maintenance            Elizabeth Neville
Michael and Sue Cavin                                             Joel and Marlyn O’Brien
Father Thomas Cody                                                Order Sons of Italy Beaches, #2821
Gary and Nancy Chartrand                                     Alex and Lisa Orourke
Thomas and Marcella Claridge                               Donald and Jennifer O’Steen
Timothy Corrigan                                                      Nikkita Perry
Edgar L. Crossett, III                                                  Sharon Ray
Dawn Cothron                                                            Joe and Shannon Regil
Robert Dajac                                                               Quana Register
Gary Daughtry                                                            Marco and Lisa Renhack
Paul Deaux                                                                  Jeff and Staci Richter
Chris Demery                                                             Amber Roberts
Brian and Grace Donovan                                       Gerald Robichaud
Edward and Charlotte Dooner                                Dawn Robison
Michael and Catherine Datres                                Pablo and Yolanda Rodriguez
Jeff and Annette Edwards                                        Edward Rooney
Richard and Diane Erickson                                    Boris and Catherine Ruizgoubert
Gregory Euston                                                         Brian, Patricia, and Thomas Russell
Martha Farah                                                            Anthony Salvatore
Timothy and Seran Fee                                           Lawrence and Carolyn Schaffer
Damon and Rhoda Fernandez                               Stephen Seach
Marvette Franklin                                                     Fred Seely
Carlos and Diana Galavis                                        Sisters of Saint Joseph
Larry and Marguerite Gaskins                               Clifford Smith
John Giorgianni                                                        Stephanie Smith
Katherine Gowan                                                     Swisher International
Jack and Brenda Griggs                                           Tim and Melissa Syperek
John Hartley                                                              Mary Kathryn Szwed
Kevin and Rashanna Henderson                           David and Donna Terry
Holy Spirit Catholic School                                      Patricia and William Tierney
Julia Hopkins Clothier                                              Mark Tillman
Zulma Ibanez                                                            Dennis and Sondra Tucker
Steve and Monica Ivey                                            Rickey and Lawren Wacha
William and Joanna Johnson                                  Chris and Vonda Walker
Milagros Kanyar                                                       John and Debra Wallace
Robert and Cynthia Kastner                                  Michelle Willis
David and Mary Pat Kulik                                       Mike Wood
Dennis and Kristin Kelly                                         Michael Zambetti
Ann Marie and James Kirk

A special thank you to our anonymous donors, and our Facebook, Amazon Smile and Box Tops for Education donors!

Any omissions are accidental. Please let us know if an error has been made. Donor list was last updated on January 14, 2021. Thank you again for your support!


Our average tuition is $10,950. Our average cost per student is $13,400. That leaves a “gap” of  $2,450. This year we need to raise $180,000. Please consider donating to our annual fund and keep us in your prayers during this unprecedented time. Thank you and God bless.

Maria Johnson

Director of Development

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