AOH Brother Leads Effort To Save Catholic School

One of the most recent Catholic Schools to face the threat of closure is Mater Dei Prep in Middletown.   AOH brother and Mater Dei Alumni, Jim Shaw, has been tasked with leading the charge to raise the funds to save the school.  Jim is the primary organizer behind the annual Polar Plunge for Catholic Schools.  His Polar Plunge efforts have raised over a half a million dollars for many schools.

The challenge for Mater Dei is that they have only 60 days to raise $1 million.  This amount is not just a one time bail-out to break even.  This amount is what they need to keep the school going and put it on the path to self sustainability.  The effort is strong and they have been able to raise over $400,000 so far, but they still need more support to reach the goal to save the school.

The group is accepting doanations and providing more infomation at

They have produced a great video to explain the school and their efforts to save it.