A Taste of Mater Dei, Premiere Dinner & Auction

Mater Dei High School's Annual Auction

A Taste of Mater Dei, premier wine tasting and auction


We are delighted to announce that this year, our A Taste of Mater Dei, a premier wine tasting and auction, will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in the Mater Dei High School Meruelo Athletic Center. 

A Taste of Mater Dei is the school’s largest annual social event and the MOST IMPORTANT school fundraiser of the year.  Based in the heart of Orange County and Santa Ana, Mater Dei is the epicenter of our vibrant school community where people from every socio-economic, cultural, and geographic corner come together. The funds raised from A Taste of Mater Dei are crucial to our mission. In keeping with our mission of diversity and making Catholic education accessible to all students, Mater Dei provides a robust need-based financial aid program whereby 55% of our student body receives need-based aid.  The proceeds from A Taste of Mater Dei fund crucial school-wide programs as well as help us meet our annual operating expenses.

This year’s A Taste of Mater Dei extravaganza will feature a culinary tasting experience brought to you by local restaurants, hand crafted cocktails, craft beers, specialty wines, as well as an outstanding array of unique, world-class auction items.

There are many ways you can help make this event a success: 

  • Become one of our valued sponsors
  • Become a vendor of food or alcohol
  • Provide a silent auction item or in-kind donation
  • Simply attend this amazing event


For questions, please contact Jennifer Hornbuckle at jhornbuckle@materdei.org.

Thank you for your support!