WATCH A VIDEO FROM FORMER PRINCIPAL JEAN BARNES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR ANNUAL FUND!
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!