Our Fundraising Dinner

Wow, what a night! 

We celebrated our major fundraising event with the 18th Annual Foundation Dinner on Saturday 8 September.  This unique event continues to enjoy a reputation for excellence both in the Macarthur community and beyond, and was again a social and financial success raising over $300,000 (nett).  This year’s theme was ‘Masquerade Ball Under the Stars’, and which our guests embraced with many wonderful masks worn on the night. 

The Community spirit was alive and well to bring this mammoth event together, particularly our staff, hostesses and students.  Our sensational student Choir entertained our guests with “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman plus the John Farnham classic “You’re the Voice”, accompanied by Bill Borthwick on bagpipes which received a rousing applause from the audience. 

Thank you to our wonderful hosts, Steve Edge, Sarah Ryan and Jim Marsden AO, who generously shared their passion for Mater Dei. 

This event would simply be impossible to stage without the support of so many sponsors and individuals who we thank most sincerely for their generosity.  Thank you, especially, to our major sponsors, Bob Ingham AO and Family, Bradcorp, Campbelltown Catholic Club, Perich Group, Wests Group Macarthur and Commonwealth Bank.  A big thank you must also go to the ongoing generous support of our local MP Chris Patterson along with Jai Rowell Wollondilly MP who gave a special donation.

A huge thanks to our dedicated committee, Jim Marsden AO, John Adam, Kevin O’Keefe, Kristen Green, Greg Copeland, Bryson Shafer, Tim Knapp, Tony Fitzgerald, Catherine Jeffcoate, Alison McManus and Sarah Ryan, who work tirelessly together to ensure a different and unique event each year. 

If you would like to be a part of this fabulous event in 2019  please contact Sarah Ryan or Alison McManus in our Development Program Office via email or by telephone 4655.7481.

Photos of the evening can be found on our Photo Gallery page