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The 2019 Art Rooney Award Dinner will be held Monday, April 29th at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. Seating for the event is limited. We encourage you to reserve your place NOW. As always, the event promises fine food, inspiring and insightful remarks, interaction with the award winners, and the opportunity to bid on many unique and exciting items. There will also be several great videos. Buy your tickets online by clicking the ticket image or call 412-621-3342 to reserve your seat.

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Arthur J. Rooney

Art Rooney Award

Presented for leadership, accomplishment, and important contributions to the Pittsburgh area. See the list of past winners.

Bob Prince Award

Named for the longtime Pirates broadcaster, the award is presented for outstanding athletic achievment. See the list of past winners.

Bill Burns Award

Named for the legendary KDKA-TV news anchor, the award is presented for journalistic excellence. See the list of past winners.

John E. McGrady Award

Named for the longtime public servant, the award is presented for community service. See the list of past winners.

Nick Cardello Award

Named for the founder of the Cardello Electric Company, the award is presented for service to the Catholic Youth Association.

Benefiting the Catholic Youth Association
Serving PGH for over 90 years

"The Catholic Youth Association is one of my favorite charities. They do great work. They help anyone in need. They operate quietly and effeciently. The dinner supports their efforts and honors people who've made important contributions to our community. I hope you'll attend."

---Arthur J. Rooney

CYA Website


The list of award winners includes captains of industry, religious leaders, and sports stars. The lists of past winners
also includes many people who have toiled behind the scences to make our community better.

Art Rooney Award Winners

Awarded for leadership and overall contributions to the Greater Pittsburgh area.

Bob Prince Award Winners

Awarded for athletic achievement and contributions to sports in Pittsburgh.

Bill Burns Award Winners

Awarded for excellence in print and broadcast journalism.

John E. McGrady Award Winners

Awarded for important contributions to the welfare of the community.

The Committee

Meet the folks who attend meetings and help organize the Art Rooney Award Dinner.

CYA Board of Directors

Meet the folks responsible for CYA's programs and services

Event Details

For 2019 the Rooney Dinner returns to the Westin Convention Center Hotel.
The hotel is located at 1000 Penn Avenue Pgh PA 15222 across from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Art Rooney Dinner

A Great Evening

The 45th Annual Art Rooney Award Dinner & Auction takes place Monday, April 29th, 2019 at the elegant Westin Convention Center Hotel. The cocktail reception begans at 6:00 PM. Dinner is served at 7:00 PM. In addition to the fine food and great auction prizes, the Rooney Dinner always features interesting and insightful remarks. A special tribute to the Dan Rooney will be one of the many highlight of this year's program. Don't miss it.

  • Fine food
  • Exceptional auction items
  • Interesting remarks
  • Support for CYA
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Meet The Award Winners

Learn more about this year's award recipients./p>

Dr. Susan Manzi

Director of Medicine, AHN

Patient champion

Sally Wiggin

News Anchor WTAE-TV

Pittsburgh's leading news woman

Ryan Shazier

Ryan Shazier

Linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers

Role model...

CYA's Funding


CYA Milestones

CYA is established by the Knights of Columbus to help impoverished children.

Art Rooney, Sr.--The Chief--starts the dinner as a way to shore up CYA's fragile finances

CYA greatly explands its meals-on-wheels deliverty program to include Wilkinsburg and Homewood-Brushton.

The Rooney Dinner returns to the Westin Convention Center Hotel.

Freq. Asked Questions

The cocktail reception with cash bar begins at 6:00 PM. Dinner is served at 7:00 PM. The entire program with videos and remarks concludes by 9:30 PM.
Filet with potatoes and vegetable is the main course. .

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Rooney Dinner is a great occasion. And for sponsors, the opportunity to honor outstanding individuals and great accomplishments is a privilege beyond peer. CYA thanks you for your interest in participating.

  • $20k
    Rooney Award
  • Three tables of 10
  • Prime seating
  • Private photo-op with award winners
  • Podium and video recognition as presenting sponsor
  • Two page program ad
  • Prominent acknowledgement on invitations, signage, website, etc.
  • Logo placement on all advertisements
  • Two bottles of wine at each table

Latest Blogs

The Legacy Continues

Art Rooney was a larger than life figure beloved for his kindness and generosity. In 1974, to help stabilize the fragile finances of the Catholic Youth Association, his favorite charity Mr. Rooney began a tradition: The Art Rooney Award Dinner.

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Get in Touch

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Want to become a sponsor? Reserve seats?
Call us at 412-621-3342. Or, send us an email.

Contact Info

Catholic Youth Association
286 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
P: (412) 621-3342