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 3, 2016- Holiday Home Tour
Friday, March 18- Saturday, March 19, 2017- St. Joseph Altar
Saturday, March 25, 2017- Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Ladies of the Shield Annual Social
On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the Ladies of the Shield will host their annual Holiday Home Tour. This year we are featuring three homes in Old Metairie. The Patron Party is being hosted at the home of Karen and Chuck Stall ’76 (Chuck ’02 and Will ’07), 13 Nassau Drive, Metairie from 11 a.m. until noon.
The other homes on tour are Paula and Mark Jeansonne, 419 Northline Street, Metairie, and Karen and David Webber (Joseph Groetsch ’14), 223 Northline Street, Metairie. The Jeansonne and Webber homes will be open from noon until 3 p.m.
Please join us for the Patron Party which includes food, beverages and a gift. Tickets are $55 in advance or $60 on the day of the tour. The Patron Party ticket includes one (1) ticket to the home tour. Holiday Home Tour tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour. Our boutique will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church in St. Joseph Hall, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
In support of this event, we invite you to participate as a Holiday Home Tour Sponsor, as a Patron, or as a home tour attendee.
Proceeds from the home tour are dedicated to the Brother Jean Sobert, S.C. Student Activities Endowment at Brother Martin. All sponsors will receive recognition in the Holiday Home Tour program, the Century II, the annual report, and on the school’s website.
Nativity Sponsor – $1,250 includes twelve (12) tickets to the Patron Party and the home tour.
This sponsorship supports the Patron Party with Food, Beverages, and Gifts.
Magi Sponsor – $1,000 includes twelve (12) tickets to the Patron Party and the home tour.
This sponsorship supports our boutique.
St. Nicholas Sponsor – $750 includes ten (10) tickets to the Patron Party and the home tour.
This sponsorship supports home tour costs such as security and refreshments.
Angel Sponsor – $550 includes ten (10) tickets to the Patron Party and the home tour.
Christmas Tree Sponsor – $275 includes five (5) tickets to the Patron Party and the home tour.
Snowflake Sponsor – $165 includes three (3) tickets to the Patron Party and the home tour.
The Brother Martin Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for March 25, 2017.
If you would like to sponsor the event or make a donation of hard candy or prizes, please call Julia Gandolfi in the Alumni & Development Office at (504) 284-6700.