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St. Pius X High School Foundation Gala 2012
St. Pius X High School Foundation Pledges $1.2 Million at Annual Gala
The St. Pius X High School Foundation committed $1.2 million in support of the School’s Set the World Ablaze capital campaign at its 17th annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 20. The generous gift will be partially funded through the gala, which raised more than $440,000. More...
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Gala 2012: Saturday Night Fever
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott
Cocktails and Silent Auction: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner and Live Auction: 8:00 p.m.
Illuminata - $20,000
Dominican - $15,000
Torchbearer - $10,000
Veritas - $5,000
Panther - $3,000
Sponsor Couple - $500
Del Sarto Humanitarian Award
Named for Pope Pius X, Giuseppe Del Sarto, this award exemplifies his tradition of caring for others. He was revered for his great humanitarian efforts, especially his abiding interest and care for children. St. Pius X High School Foundation now proudly bestows the Del Sarto Humanitarian Award as a legacy in his beloved name. The award honors prominent individuals who have made a significant difference in the quality of life in our community.
St. Pius X Foundation Mission Statement
The Foundation is established to help secure the future of St. Pius X High School, enabling the continued commitment to the development of academically competent and socially responsible young men and women by providing a religious foundation and the best education possible, thus empowering its students to offer both moral and intellectual leadership for tomorrow.
Trini Mendenhall Sosa
Mrs. Trinidad Mendenhall Sosa, often known as “Trini,” is grateful for the many gifts God has given her. As a long-time resident of Houston, she has made it her life’s work to share those gifts with her community.
Currently, Trini is the President of Fulton Shopping Center, and is actively involved with her private business investments. Trini is a former Principal and Vice-Chair of Fiesta Mart, Inc., which was founded by her late husband, Mr. O.C. Mendenhall, and Mr. Donald Bonham in 1972. Trini was proud to continue their legacy at Fiesta after both had passed away. Her success in business afforded her the opportunity to launch the Trini & O.C. Mendenhall Foundation where she serves as Founder and Chairperson. Through this Foundation, Trini is able to fulfill her dreams of giving back to the community she loves by enhancing the lives of Houston’s underserved women, children and minorities. Read more...
Past Gala Honorees
- Mary Louise and Edgar Hancock ‘62/’62
- Lindy and John Rydman
- Cathryn and Arthur Holland
- Anna Babin
- The Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza, D.D.
- E. Michael Lallinger Family and the
- Dominican Sisters of Houston
- Marilyn and George DeMontrond & Raye and Ed* White
- Kathyrn and George Martinez
- Margaret M. Alkek* and Margaret Alkek Williams
- Joan and Dr. Joseph Lucci*
- Nanette and Jerry Finger
- Patrick Moran
- Poppy and Peter Doyle
- The Marek Family and Albert Herzstein*
- Ross Dinyari
- J.M. Clepper ‘63
* Awarded posthumously
The Gala Comittee consists of Jim Black, Carol Culver, Edgar Hancock, Harold Hildalgo, Melvin Myers, Mary Moratto, Cathy Pawlowski, Gwen Powers, Donna Pollard, O.P., and Laverne Schwender, O.P. The Gala Committee Chairs are Teri O'Connor and Terrie Sechrist.
Now in its 17th year, the Gala is the primary source of revenue for the St. Pius X High School Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1992 to manage the endowment of the School, which has grown to $2.5 million over the last 16 years. During that time, the Foundation has made annual gifts to the School in support of the operating budget, the Athletic Complex renovation and the Jubilee Campaign.
"In describing the work of the St. Pius X Foundation, Edgar Hancock ’62 notes, “St. Pius X is an educational treasure to the Catholic Church and the Greater Houston community. In order to preserve this wonderful school, the St. Pius X High School Foundation has as its mission to provide ongoing financial support to the school. Additionally, the Foundation’s mission is to build, manage and enhance an endowment to assure that St. Pius X High School will provide high quality Catholic education for another fifty years and beyond."