Help Carry on the Mission of the Brothers
Our tradition of providing an outstanding and unique educational experience is challenged each year by rising costs to operate the school. The Christian Brothers Foundation events and the Christian Brothers School Annual Fund are at the core of our development effort. These initiatives, along with other giving opportunities such as endowments, planned giving, alumni events and restricted donations cover the shortfall between the full cost to educate our students and the tuition charged to families. We invite alumni, parents (current and past), and friends to help us continue the mission of our founder, St. John Baptist de la Salle, at Christian Brothers School by considering the many giving opportunities and by joining the Christian Brothers Foundation. Every donation, no matter the amount, makes Christian Brothers School more accessible to families, makes a difference in our quest to sustain educational excellence, and is most sincerely appreciated.
The Christian Brothers Foundation is dedicated to three main purposes:
- an annual donation to Christian Brothers School to assist in the operations of the school,
- an annual donation to the San Francisco New Orleans District of the Brothers to support the needs of Brothers,
- ongoing support to the Brothers of the local CBS Community.
The primary source of revenue for the CBF is through sponsorship of events such as the Gala, Fishing Rodeo, and Golf Tournament.
Your participation in these events will help support the CBF and, in turn, the Brothers of our SFNO District, the Brothers of CBS, and Christian Brothers School.
The Falcon Fund generates gift support for Christian Brothers School on an annual basis. It is the primary fundraising approach used to support ongoing programs for students at CBS.
The Falcon Fund solicits support from various constituenceis, including faculty and staff, our board of trustees, parents, grandparents, alumni and parents of alumni, and from businesses, corporations, and foundations. It will be successful because it seeks such broad support. Your annual support of Christian Brothers School is appreciated.
Our continuing commitment is to offer our students the very best middle school education in the Lasallian tradition that helps them grow morally, intellectually, spiritually, socially, culturally, emotionally, and physically.
Tuition alone does not cover the cost of operating Christian Brothers School, and a successful annual fund can mitigate the need for tuition increases.
To this end, our annual Falcon Fund seeks to underwrite improvements each school year that we would not be able to accomplish without your support.
The Brother Edward Scanlan Endowment is established to offset the rising cost of tuition and, ultimately, sustain Christian Brothers School into the future as a viable, affordable choice for Lasallian Catholic education in the greater New Orleans area. As such, it is the goal of the endowment to fund (partially at first and in full eventually) approximately $400,000 in annual financial assistance to families in need. That amount is currently a line item expense in the budget funded by general tuition. Removing that line item expense reduces the cost of tuition to all while continuing to support those families especially in need.
The Lasallian Legacy Society is the planned giving society of CBS. If you would like to recognize CBS in your will, please let us know.
Contact Michael Prat or Rick Reso at (504) 486-6770 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In 1959, the Brothers of the Christian Schools leased the McFadden Mansion from City Park and began the arduous task of renovating the building in order to convert it to a school. They spent over $1,000,000 of their dollars so that they could live and work on the property. Since those early days, the Brothers have given of themselves so that they can provide the boys of this city and region with the best possible education. They have done this at great self-sacrifice, often deferring their own personal living space maintenance in order to provide for the school and its families. It is time now to provide in turn to the Brothers.
In the summer of 2013, the bedrooms and bathrooms of the Brothers’ residence on the second floor of the main building underwent an extensive $125,000 renovation. The Brothers themselves paid for the cost of this renovation. More recently, the common areas of the Brothers residence underwent a similar transformation: a new heating and cooling system, an insulated attic for laundry facilities, a kitchenette for the Brothers who have trouble traveling up and down stairs, and a reading room upgrade to ensure the vitality of their community life. The cost of this renovation is $150,000. The Brothers have asked for your help in making this project a reality.
Some remember it as Bro. Raphael’s room, some Bro. Gregory’s and others Mr. Joubert’s. Lasalle Hall is the space that bridges the history of the MacFadden Mansion with the state-of-the-art Cultural Center and Saint John Baptist de La Salle Courtyard. Our dream is to create a place that honors the rich heritage of the Brothers and students who graduated from CBS and to highlight the accomplishments of our current student body in a seamless, transitional style, mirroring the simple yet rich detail of both buildings.
We have an active Alumni Association which holds three primary annual events: a fall social, a spring awards ceremony, and a spring crawfish boil.