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 parents 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.
Ways to Support Brother Martin High School
The Annual Fund includes these annual appeals: Alumni, Parents, Grandparents, and the Ladies of the Shield. Funds from these annual appeals are used to help keep the amount of tuition increases down, as well as for the needs of our students, including the cost of upgrades to our current facilities, academic programs, technology infrastructure and classroom equipment and materials. All of which help enhance the experience of our young men.
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.
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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 Parents 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.
The active support of our parents, alumni, friends, and yes, grandparents, is essential for us to continue to be that special school for this new generation of young men.We welcome you as part of our extended family and we invite you to consider helping us in whatever way your time and talents allow. Your presence on campus would convey a message of tradition to our students – a message of respect for knowledge, honor, and family values.Therefore, we appeal to you, our grandparents, to consider volunteering your time and talent here at school. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call our Alumni & Development office at (504) 284-6700.Another way you might consider helping is by a gift to the school. Your support of Brother Martin helps us to meet the challenges of providing your grandson not only first-rate technology, but also the best education and facilities available.
In 1994 under the direction of Brother Ivy LeBlanc, President, a multi-phased master plan for the first capital campaign conducted by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart was initiated for Brother Martin High School. The $30 million comprehensive campaign outlined in the master plan includes endowment and program development needs.
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.
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The mission of the St. Aloysius Century Foundation is to provide financial support to help perpetuate the educational charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart at Brother Martin High School. This charism is expressed within the Brothers’ own Rule of Life and their Educational Mission and Ministry document.
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.
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Memorials are a great way to recognize a significant moment in a persons life. When you give someone a memorial, you are giving the gift of prayer. Memorials are ideal for:
- Sharing the Joy of a Special Event
- Celebrating the Holidays
- Giving Comfort & Reassurance During Illness
- Providing Support During Times of Difficulty
- Expressing Sympathy for Those Grieving the Loss of a Loved One
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.
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Society of 1869
Membership in the Society of 1869 is offered to all those who endorse Brother Martin High School’s mission, and who, like those Brothers in 1869 and those who followed, affirm that commitment by means of a planned gift.
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
- Satisfaction in knowing that your planned gift will benefit many generations of Brother Martin students
- Special invitation to Society events
- The Crimson & Gold Newsletter and Century II
- A special gift symbolizing your support of Brother Martin through your estate gift
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