ADVANCEMENT Catholic High School depends on the generous contributions from
parents, friends, and alumni to invest in the future of the mission and
the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

What Is Your Legacy?

The task of ensuring Catholic High School’s future rests with those who invest in the school with a vision for tomorrow. Planned giving is a way to leave a lasting legacy of support for the school. There are many vehicles to make a planned gift, all of which provide their own opportunities and advantages for you and Catholic High School.


Planned gifts secure the future of Catholic High School. Making such a gift now ensures that future CHS students will have the same opportunities to succeed as do our current students. It’s an investment that goes a long way.

A planned gift made to Catholic High School, like most other gifts, can be restricted or unrestricted. Because of the uncertainty of the school’s future needs, donors often make their bequests unrestricted, in order to allow Catholic High School to utilize the funds where they are most needed. Catholic High School was founded on the belief that any student should be able to attend CHS. By making a planned gift, you are proactively planning for future students and their success.

Benefits of Making a Planned Gift

In addition to supporting the mission of Catholic High School, a planned gift can provide to you substantial tax advantages, especially on gifts of stocks and real estate. The total income, estate, and capital gains tax savings and the probate expense savings can come close to the amount transferred. The benefits include:

  • An Income Tax Deduction
  • Reduced Capital Gains Taxes
  • Reduced Probate Costs and Estate Taxes
  • Income for Life

Simply by taking advantage of incentives the IRS provides, you and your advisor can craft a gift that fits your needs, as well as the needs of Catholic High School. A planned gift makes it possible for you, your loved ones, and Catholic High School to all benefit.

We want to be sure that we can fulfill your wishes. If you have any questions, please contact: Margie Alexander at 225.382.0593, or via email at

The Brother Donnan Berry, SC Legacy Partnership

Named in memory of former CHS Principal Brother Donnan Berry, SC, the Legacy Partnership honors his ambitious vision and commitment toward establishing the Catholic High School Development Office and its endowment program to assist families who might not be able to afford a Catholic High School education. During his lifetime, he proudly saw the endowment of the CHS Foundation grow to nearly $7,500,000. Currently, the Brother Donnan Berry, SC Legacy Partnership includes more than thirty Charter Members who support Catholic High School.

Brother Donnan Berry, S.C. Legacy Society Members

Mrs. Margie Alexander

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. “Rick” Burke ’89 

Dr. and Mrs. Brian E. Galante ’92

Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Galante

Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Gerald Jr. ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Greer Jr.

Mr. F. Joseph Guerin Jr. ’48 +

Mrs. Henrietta Guillory +

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Harmon Jr. ’58

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Hebert Jr. ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Brent S. Honoré ’76

Mr. P. William Huey Jr. ’65

Mr. and Mrs. J. Gerard Jolly ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Jumonville Jr. ’73

Mr. and Mrs. R. Patrick Kelleher Jr. ’83

Mr. and Mrs. Wedge L. Kyes Jr. ’70

Dr. William H. Lindsey Jr. ’45 +

Dr. and Mrs. Tom J. Meek Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Melancon Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Mills Jr. ’51

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton N. Ourso

Dr. Claude J. Patin +

Mr. Alton J. Pertuit Jr. ’58

Mrs. Laura Redden Reymond +

Dr. and Dr. O. Lonnie Roberts Jr. ’58

Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Simoneaux Sr. ’54

Mr. Eric J. Vicknair ’75

Mr. and Mrs. W. Randolph “Randy” Watts Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Whatley ’71

Be a part of the Brother Donnan Berry, SC Legacy Partnership. Create a Planned Gift Today and leave a legacy to Catholic High School that will live on forever.


Ways You Can Give


Some of the most common ways to make a gift to Catholic High School are to write a check, make a gift using a credit card, or donate online.

Stocks & Bonds

Giving appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year is one of the most tax-advantaged ways to make charitable gifts. With careful planning, you can reduce your capital gains tax while supporting Catholic High School.

Retirement Assets

A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA, or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield you or your heirs from taxes while funding Catholic High School’s future.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is a valuable asset for making a charitable gift. You can make a gift of a life insurance policy without diminishing other investments or assets earmarked for family members.

Real Estate

A gift of real estate allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive tax and income advantages and make a significant charitable gift to Catholic High School.

Contact Us

Contact our planned giving office for information on gift strategies that can help you support Catholic High School and provide significant benefits to you and your family.

Planned Giving Office:

Margie Alexander
(225) 382-0593
Director of Legacy Gifts
Catholic High School

Invest in Catholic High School today! For information on ways to give, please call 255.389.0978