St. Pius X parents, Richard and Cathy Luna

Having attended Catholic high school in San Antonio, Texas, with the help of financial aid, Richard Luna knows the importance of giving to Catholic education. “. I don’t think I would be where I am today without the foundation I got in high school,” he says.

“My three brothers and I graduated from Central Catholic High School, an all boys’ school, and my two sisters graduated from Providence, the all girls’ school across the street. Financial aid was the only way my parents could afford to send us to those schools,” says Richard.

As the owner of Champion Truss, he and his wife, Cathy now have the means to give back. So through sponsorships and many hours devoted to advancing fundraising and athletics, Rich has given back to the school that helped educate his three children: Marycatherine ’06, Jacob ’07, and John Henry ’11.

Rich is grateful for what the school has done for his children in helping him reinforce his values. “What I teach at home; they teach at the school,” says Richard.

Rich also wants the school to continue. Success is important to the future of Pius. “I want Pius to be around for my grandkids,” says Richard.

Alumni family - John '72, Neal '74, Timothy '76, Lonny '77, and Peggy '79 Hurley

To honor the memory of Zenobia “Nobie” Hurley, who lived a life of faith, service and generosity; her children John ’72, Neal ’74, Timothy ’76, Lonny ’77, and Peggy '79 contributed the funds to start a financial aid endowment to honor her dream that all students have a chance to receive a quality SPX education.

“Mom was always cognizant that we were fortunate, and if you could help others get a good quality education, you should,” explained Peggy.

“She believed that although Catholic education is more expensive, it is well worth the money,” said Lonny. He counts his family as a testimony to the impact of a Pius education. Not only has he and his siblings benefited, but also his wife, Barbara (Cordova) ’77 and her siblings; John ‘76, Doug ‘81 and Marikay ’84 Cordova.

Moreover, Lonny and Barbara’s children, Kim ‘09 and Kurt ‘07 have handled undergraduate school extremely well. Kurt is attending Texas A&M School of Law at Texas Wesleyan University, and Kim is  a Crimson Scholar (3.5 GPA or better) at NMSU.

The Hurley family hopes the endowment is an example to all St. Pius families, who may wish to honor their parents for the dedication and sacrifices they made, by ensuring that other children might have the opportunity to attend St. Pius X High School.

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