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, December 5th, 2015, the Ladies of the Shield will host their annual Holiday Home Tour. This year we are featuring four (4) homes in Metairie – Bridgedale. 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.
We have three sponsorship levels.
· Angel Sponsor – $500 includes ten (10) tickets to the Patron Party and home tour.
· Christmas Tree Sponsor – $250 includes five (5) tickets to the Patron Party and the home tour.
· Snowflake Sponsor – $150 includes three (3) tickets to the Patron Party and the home tour.
The Patron Party tickets are $50 in advance and $55 on the day of the tour. The Patron Party ticket includes one (1) ticket to the home tour. Holiday Home Tour tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. The patron party is from 11:00 a.m. until noon. The tour starts at noon and ends at 3:00 p.m. Our boutique will be held at Green Acres Country Club, 5000 W. Napoleon Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Patron Party will be held at the home of Lisa and Salvador M. Brocato III ’88 (Dominic 2017), 4600 Church Street. The other homes on tour are Nancy and Joe O’Connor, Jr., 1525 Butternut Ave. (Joseph III ‘85, Darrin ‘89, Christopher Flynn 2017, Andrew Flynn 2019, and Ryan O’Connor 2019), Kara and Troy Pigeon, 1600 Butternut Ave. (Edwin 2016), and Helene & Patrick Stant ‘87, 4604 Church Street (Jason 2018).