Dallas Cowboys owner and Arkansas native Jerry Jones, along with two Little Rock Catholic High alumni, pledged nearly $10 million to the all-boys school in a Thursday afternoon press conference.
The donation, which will go toward the school's capital campaign, comes from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities of Dallas, Denise and John York of San Francisco and an anonymous Catholic High alumnus, according to a news release from the school.
The donation will be split evenly among the donors, Jones said. A gift-matching element is also included in the terms.
Jones' sons Jerry Jr. and Stephen graduated from Catholic High in 1988 and 1983, respectively, and his son-in-law Shy Anderson graduated from there in 1981, the release stated.
John York, who currently serves as co-chairman of the San Francisco 49ers, is of the Class of 1967. York is a former co-owner of the 49ers and a retired cancer research pathologist.
Catholic High's capital campaign, which has a goal of $15 million, aims to improve the school's technology, mechanical systems and classrooms, according to a previous news release from the school.
The school is undergoing upgrades for the first time since it opened in 1960, the same release stated.
Jones Sr., a North Little Rock native, has been the owner of the Dallas Cowboys since 1989. In that time, Jones, a member of Arkansas' 1964 national championship team and former all-Southwest Conference lineman, has won three Super Bowls and turned the Cowboys into the most profitable sports franchise in America, according to Forbes Magazine.
Jones' net worth is estimated to be around $2 billion.
Read more about this story in Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.