The mission of Brother Martin High School is to form young people through a holistic education that fosters academic excellence in a caring, disciplined community which integrates Catholic tradition and the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart to meet the needs of a changing world.
As an alum, parent, grandparent, or friend of Brother Martin, there are many ways to contribute to and support Brother Martin High School. We have various ways for you to help such as donations to the alumni appeal or parent drive. You can also contribute to the capital campaign, by named gift opportunities, becoming a member of the Society of 1869, or donating to the several scholarships and endowments we already have established.
Please see the sections below for more information on donation opportunities.
As it was with our humble beginnings in The French Quarter in 1869, our vision of holistic education sustains us as we prepare young men for life. The Alumni Appeal provides you the opportunity to ensure that the mission of the Brothers and their lay partners continues.
Alumni commitments help to enhance the tradition of academic excellence, spiritual enrichment, extracurricular achievement and faculty distinction at Brother Martin. An alumni appeal gift is a vote of confidence for Brother Martin High School, our faculty, staff and all those who support our school.
Each year our fundraising efforts through the Parents Club help with the school’s operational expenses and offset what would in fact be a greater annual tuition increase. The difference between the real cost to educate your son and what we charge for tuition is nearly $1,000. The Parent Drive is a way to close that gap, while allowing parents to take a tax deduction which would not be possible if the difference were added to the tuition amount.
Phase I, of the three-phase plan, resulted in the Thomas F. & Elaine P. Ridgley Fine Arts and Athletic Center which was dedicated in 1999. The Center includes an art room, the St. Aloysius Class of 1944 Gymnasium, athletic facilities, band and choral rooms, classrooms and the Brother Mark Thornton Terrace, a large multi-purpose room. Phase II included renovations to E.A. Farley Field and the completion of the Roland H. and Macy Paton Meyer Science and Mathematics Building and the James B. Branton Chapel.
Endowments are established in the St. Aloysius Century Foundation and named, by agreement of the St. Aloysius Century Foundation and the donor, in honor of someone suggested by the donor. This may be a Brother of the Sacred, a graduate of St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu or Brother Martin, a friend of Brother Martin or family member or friend of the donor.
For all memorials, an acknowledgement will be sent to whomever you wish. This memorials will state there has been a memorial in honor of someone and that they are in the thoughts and prayers of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and the entire Brother Martin community.
Contact the Alumni & Development Office at 504-284-6700 for more information.
To become eligible for Society membership, an individual simply informs the school in writing that Brother Martin
High School has been included in his or her estate plans. The school also requires documentation of the planned gift, for example, a copy of the pertinent provisions of the individual’s will or trust, a copy of the life insurance policy which names the school as a beneficiary, or a letter from the individual’s attorney stating that he or she has, indeed, included Brother Martin High School in his or her estate plans. Upon receipt of such documentation, participants are enrolled in the Society of 1869.
Benefits of Society Membership