uMater

Our Mission

To impact Mater communities by enhancing the lives and education of youth.

 

Our Vision

To create a community where economics will not pose limitations on student’s potential by serving as a medium that encourages philanthropy and teaches students to share/ seek resources to benefit their community.

 

Governing Board of Directors

Our governing board of directors is comprised of volunteer members of our community who all share one common purpose: to provide the best possible education to every student that walks through our doors. They are business leaders, experienced educators, and Mater alumni who bring a diverse set of skills and the knowledge of what it takes to educate children in today’s global landscape. Learn more.

 

Who oversees the operations of the Mater Foundation?

The Mater Academy, Inc. Board with direct oversight provided through the President.

What is the percentage of fundraising money that goes back to the community?

100 percent of the net fundraising will “go back” to the students, schools, and communities that Mater serves.

What does the uMater campaign benefit?

uMater Campaign benefits the Mater Foundation… the mission of the Mater Foundation drives the activities of the uMater campaign.

When does the uMater campaign fundraiser run?

The uMater campaign will annually raise funds during the months of October and/or November, to benefit the Mater Foundation. Monies raised through the uMater campaign will benefit students, families and communities in Mater neighborhoods.

What does the Mater Foundation do with the uMater campaign monies that are raised?

The uMater Campaign raises money for a variety of activities to benefit the communities where Mater schools are located. Some ofthe projected Mater Foundation activities, funded by the uMater campaign, include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Scholarships
  • Scholarships to fund Mater College Trips
  • Backpack/ School Supplies
  • Uniforms
  • Support of Higher Academic achievement (e.g. Computers/ iPad drive, Summer Programs, Supplementary tutoring, Mater Summer Leadership Conference)
  • Mater Community Pay it forward days:
    • Adopt -a-Family
    • Reading Days (e.g. Mater Seniors read to Elementary School students; Grandparents read to Elementary students, ect.)
    • Food Drives (e.g. Thanksgiving & Christmas)
    • Ecology (e.g. recycling, ect.)

uMater Gallery

Become an uMater

Sponsor

We invite you to join us and celebrate the educational successes, be part of it by downloading our Sponsor Form

uMater

Scholarship

Application submission is now closed as of 00/00/0000. Thank you to you all that participated in this year’s application.

uMater

Enrichment
Opportunity Grant

We are seeking to celebrate and assist students to make their summer “MATER” by participating in an exciting and enriching summer experience, be part of it by downloading our form.

Teacher Mini Grant Application

The Mater Academy Foundation is seeking applications for Teacher Mini Grants to encourage innovation and promote the use of manipulatives and real life application in Mater classrooms.