We are grateful for the many friends, alumni, parents and family members who generously provide additional resources to undergird our life-transforming mission. Your gifts provide budget relieving support that is sourced through our school’s Annual Giving Program.
“The Maranatha Experience” is a distinguished college preparatory education established within an intentional Christ-revering context. Over the past 50 years, our mission to provide this experience to all qualified students has brought continual blessing of tremendous growth and expansion to our school. With such blessings of growth, and our commitment to maintain affordability and quality, comes the need for ongoing support through charitable giving.

Gifts made to the Maranatha Fund help our students to be Known, Challenged, Transformed, and Enabled. *

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  • KNOWN:

    We want our students to be KNOWN by ensuring class sizes are small enough for each student to be known by faculty. Maranatha enjoys a Student : Teacher Ration of 13:1, compared to 24:1 at other Pasadena area high schools.

    The Maranatha Fund helps ensure that MHS can keep student-teacher ratios low as enrollment and tuition levels rebound from the impact of the pandemic.

    Students are CHALLENGED when the school is able to retain skilled, mission-driven faculty members, which is paramount to a quality education. Currently, compensation for Maranatha teachers averages 35% below area public schools. The Maranatha Fund helps begin to close the salary gap until enrollment and tuition reach target levels. 

    Students are TRANSFORMED when they experience growth through extracurricular and spiritual development opportunities. Maranatha offers 46 clubs and many extra- and co-curricular opportunities for students to connect, find their niche, and enhance their faith. The Maranatha Fund supports these programs. 

    Students are ENABLED when we can ensure access to the Maranatha experience for those who cannot afford to attend. Over 45% of MHS students receive some tuition assistance. The Maranatha Fund provides funding support annually for students who would not otherwise be able to attend and access Maranatha's transformational experience. 

Your Gift Matters

For over fifty years, Maranatha has stood together with parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends with the commitment and belief that our youth deserve a transformational, Christ-revering, Christ-centered college preparatory education.

Thanks to the generous gifts of many parents, alumni, and our entire community, we are able to sustain the life changing experience of Maranatha High School and maintain the highest standards of excellence across all programs so our students can fulfill their potential. Your gifts directly impact students, faculty, programs, and facilities at Maranatha.

Advancement Office

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  • Photo of Geoff Hurte

    Geoff Hurte 

    Director of Advancement & Communications
  • Photo of Monica Bucknam

    Monica Bucknam 

    Marcom Coordinator
  • Photo of Nicole Camonte

    Nicole Camonte 

    Event Coordinator
  • Photo of Matthew McNeil

    Matthew McNeil '09 

    Alumni Engagement Coordinator
  • Photo of Lori Smith

    Lori Smith 

    Advancement & Database Coordinator

Other Designated Gifts

Contributions of cash, gifts-in-kind, and appreciated assets may also be given to fund mutually agreed upon projects that help expand our mission and advance our priorities.

There are many companies with “Matching Gift Programs” for employees who make contributions to a school. This is a wonderful way to instantly double or triple your contributions to Maranatha. Contact the Development Office or check with your company’s Human Resources department about this charitable opportunity.
*Once needs are met in any given area, the Board of Trustees reserves the right to direct funds for use in other areas of need.