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.
Ladies of the Shield is formed with the intention of establishing scholarships in honor of our husbands and sons as well as supporting Brother Martin High School and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and their lay colleagues through your continued involvement in the Brother Martin community.
Established in 2006, the organization’s mission is to endow scholarships in the name of our sons and/or husbands who are graduates of St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu or Brother Martin.
The Ladies of the Shield endowed the Ladies of the Shield Scholarship Fund in July of 2013. We are now working on completing the Brother Jean Sobert, S.C. Student Activities Endowment at Brother Martin.
The Ladies of the Shield has not only contributed financially to Brother Martin High School, but share their time and talents at Parents Club meetings, Open House, and the Easter Egg Hunt.
Our primary fundraising activity, “The Holiday Home Tour” is held in December each year.
If you know of a wife or mother of an alumnus that would be interested in joining, please see the link for the membership form or call us at (504) 284-6700 for more information.
Saturday, December 5, 2015- Holiday Home Tour
Saturday, February 27, 2016- Ladies Lenten Retreat
Saturday, March 12, 2016- Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, March 18- Saturday, March 19, 2016- St. Joseph Altar
TBA- 10 Year Anniversary Ladies Social
On Saturday, March 12th, the Ladies of the Shield will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Brother Martin. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. for guests. There will be food, games, crafts, and inflatables for kids to enjoy at the event. Easter Egg Hunts will be divided between different age groups consisting of 1-2 and 3-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds, and 8-10 year olds. East Bunny photo packages will be available from Romaguera Photography.
This event is open to anyone in the Brother Martin community and we encourage your participation. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the event. Also, participants are asked to bring their own basket for the hunt.
If you would like to make a donation of hard candy or prizes, please call Julia Gandolfi in the Alumni & Development Office at (504) 284-6700.
On Saturday, December 5th, the Ladies of the Shield hosted their 9th annual Holiday Home Tour. This year we featured four (4) homes in the Metairie – Bridgedale neighborhood. Proceeds from the home tour are dedicated to the Brother Jean Sobert, S.C. Student Activities Endowment at Brother Martin.
The Patron Party was hosted at the home of Lisa and Salvador M. Brocato III ’88 (Dominic ’17) located at 4600 Church Street. The other homes on tour were Nancy and Joe O’Connor, Jr., 1525 Butternut Ave. (Joseph III ‘85, Darrin ‘89, Christopher Flynn ’17, Andrew Flynn ’19, and Ryan O’Connor ’19), Kara and Troy Pigeon, 1600 Butternut Ave. (Edwin ’16), and Lainie & Patrick Stant ‘87, 4604 Church Street (Jason ’18).
Our holiday boutique was held at Green Acres Country Club.
We also wish to thank our volunteers, sponsors, and the many generous donations from local merchants and businesses which were essential in making this event a success.