Planned Giving (Society of 1869)

Society of 1869

On September 26, 1869, four Brothers of the Sacred Heart opened St. Aloysius College in New Orleans in response to an invitation from Archbishop Jean-Marie Odin. The school was located in a brick building in the French Quarter at Chartres and Barracks streets. Through the untiring efforts of Brother Stanislaus Keating, first director of the school, it grew from a student body of 66 its first year. By the second year, a fifth Brother joined the staff which worked with the 120 boys, most of them sons of poor immigrants.

From this humble beginning in 1869, grew Brother Martin High School with an enrollment of over 1200 and over 14,000 alumni worldwide.

Membership in the Society of 1869 is offered to all those who share this commitment, 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.

How can I become a member?

Membership in the Society of 1869 is offered to all those who share this commitment, 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. Upon receipt of such documentation, participants are enrolled in the Society of 1869.

What are the benefits?
Planned Giving Opportunities