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St. Matthias Educational Foundation

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

St. Matthias Educational Foundation, Inc.

58-25 Catalpa Avenue

Ridgewood, NY 11385

Tel: 718-942-7012

Established in 2003, the St. Matthias Educational Foundation is an autonomous 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation which supports the St. Matthias Catholic Academy’s mission of providing a quality Catholic education for its students.

Our Annual Fund Drive: Over the years, generous donations to the Educational Foundation have supported many grants which have benefitted the students and faculty of the Academy, such as:

  • ïTuition reduction grants for each student in the Academy

  • ïEducational testing of children with learning disabilities, speech and language services, and hearing screenings (through the Daniela D’Angelo Fund)

  • ïThe purchase of a 3-D printer, related supplies, and curriculum kits

  • ïChromebooks, SMART boards, computer tablets, microscopes, and interactive on-line textbooks

  • ïThe Library and Media Center in the Academy

  • ïScholarship contests based on a selected essay / art theme

  • ïThe purchase and installation of the air conditioner in a kindergarten classroom

  • ïMusic, Spanish, Mathletics, and Pearson reading programs

  • ïUpgrades of the stage lighting in the auditorium and the funding of a musical performed by the students

  • ïStudents’ Appreciation Day activities

  • ïTeachers’ Appreciation Luncheon

Double or Triple Your Gift to the Foundation: Many companies support education through matching gift programs. Your donation to the St. Matthias Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, may be doubled or tripled by either your employer or your spouse’s employer. Please contact the human resources benefits office where you work to find out if they have a matching gift program.

Planned Giving/Tax Savings Programs: Contributions to the St. Matthias Educational Foundation can be made in other ways, including stocks, bequests, gift annuities and charitable trusts.

Current Board of Trustees:

  • ïErwin Wolf, President

  • ïDawn Carrillo, Vice President

  • ïKenneth Powis, Treasurer

  • ïAna Mostarac, Secretary

  • ïIgnazio Artale

  • ïJames Bittel

  • ïBarbara Wehnes

Please visit the Educational Foundation’s website,, which has links to

our secure donation portal ( and

Secure the Future of St. Matthias Catholic Academy – Your Support Helps Us Achieve Our Mission!

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