Our Foundation

The Centro Mater Foundation is a South Florida based institution that aims to support the efforts of Centro Mater Child Care Services Inc. The foundation helps to provide for early education summer programs, which endeavor to keep at-risk youths focused and progressive during months of reduced stimulation, and supports the maintenance of all centers.

Supporting Early Education

Additionally, the Centro Mater Foundation—along with other agencies— works closely with the child care services organization to implement evidence-based practices; ensure the effectiveness of program implementation and fidelity to activities; connect children and their families to additional services within the community; enhance communication within care systems, and evaluate and examine efforts.

Our Board

The efforts of the Centro Mater Foundation are spearheaded by a dedicated board of directors.

Octavio A. Verdeja, Jr.

Board Members:
Ana Carbonell
Ana Ortega
Augusto Vidaurreta
Bebi Palenzuela
Brenda M. Moreira
Claudia de la Cruz
Elizabeth van Walleghem
Isabel de Quesada
Lillian May
Lourdes Machado
Margie Costa Suarez
Maria E. Wollberg
María Figarola Arazoza
Matthew Bruno
Maty Aldrich
Miriam Roman
Sofía Powell-Cosio

For more information please visit www.centromater.com.