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About CYA

The Catholic Youth Association has served Pittsburgh for 90 years. Learn about our work.

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Arthur J. Rooney, Sr.

Art Rooney Award Winners

The Art Rooney Award is presented for leadership, accomplishment, and important contributions to the Pittsburgh community. From captains of industry to athletes, and government and religious leaders, the list of winners is impressive. View it here.



Want to be more involved with the Art Rooney Award Dinner? There are numerous ways to participate. Check out the list of sponsorship offerings here.


The late John E. McGrady was a respected civic and political leader. During his tenure as an Allegheny County Commissioner, McGrady fought for the development of mass transit, the construction of Three Rivers Stadium, and the development of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC).

John McGrady, a Lawrenceville native, was also highly involved with the Catholic Youth Association. Members of the McGrady family have served as board members of the Catholic Youth Association for over 40 years.

John E. McGrady Award Winners

2015 Dr. Anthony DiGioia
2014 Kim Tillotson Fleming
2013 Bob Nelkin
2012 Andrea Carelli
2011 Joyce Rothermel
2010 Sisters Sue Fazzini and Audrey Quinn
2009 Dr. Eileen Zungolo
2008 Sister Lois Sculco, S.C., Ph.D.
2007 Sister M. Coleman Conroy, O.S.F.
2006 Maggie Hardy Magerko
2005 Sister Mary Janet Ryan, S.C.
2004 Mother Mary Vincent
2003 John E. McGrady, Jr.
2002 Sister Ignatius Rooney, R.S.M.
2001 Ken Fulton
2000 Mona Murphy
1999 Sister M. Philmena Mannion
1998 Jeannie C. Cliguiri
1997 Sister Linda Yankowski
1996 Marilyn Sullivan
1995 Katherine Donahue Freyvogel
1994 Dr. James Withers
1993 Reverend James Robinson
1992 Bob Kroner
1991 Nicholas J. Cardello, Sr.
1990 Sister Liguori Rossner and Maria Goretti Zamberlan
1989 Suzie McConnell Serio and Roger Kingdom
1988 Gene Barone
1987 Sister Rosemary Donley, S.C.
1986 Dr. James Buchanan

CYA's s Story

The Catholic Youth Association is one of my favorite charities. They do tremendous work. They help children. They help seniors. They help anyone in need. They operate quietly and effeciently. Please support them by attending my dinner. The event honors people for important contributions to the community. Thank you for your support.

Arthur J. Rooney

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