50th Art Rooney Award Dinner & Auction
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
FedEx Great Hall, Acrisure Stadium

Established by "The Chief," Art Rooney, in 1973 to support the work of the Catholic Youth Association, the Rooney Dinner has won the involvement and support of business leaders, athletes, religious figures, elected officials, and many others. Don't miss it! It's always a great event!


Honoring Art Rooney II

The Art Rooney Award

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary dinner, we salute Art Rooney II, who has carried on the tradition begun by his grandfather and faithfully supported by his parents: Dan and Patricia Rooney.


Larry Richert

The Bill Burns Award

Bill Burns epitomized news reporting in the 1960s and 70s. While much has changed in the news business, the Bill Burns Award still stands for journalistic excellence. We are pleased to honor Larry Richert with the award.


Helen Hanna Casey

The John E McGrady Award

John McGrady was a public servant instrumental in developing our transit system and Community College. And, the McGrady Award recognizes civic accomplishment. This year we're pleased to honor Helen Hanna Casey.


Damar Hamlin

The Bob Prince Award

Bob Prince was the voice of the Pirates for 28 years. His colorful and energetic broadcasts endeared him to the city. In the tradition of Bob "The Gunner" Prince, and his love of sports, we salute Damar Hamlin.


Karen Feinstein

The Patricia R. Rooney Award

Late in her life Patricia Rooney, the wife of Dan Rooney, remarked that there should be an annual award for a woman who has provided exceptional service to the Pittsburgh community. This year we are pleased on honor Karen Feinstein with this award.


Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The FedEx Great Hall
Acrisure Stadium

The 50th Annual Art Rooney Award Dinner & Auction will be held Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 at Acrisure Stadium in the Great Hall. Tickets are $150. As always, the event promises fine food, inspiring remarks, interaction with the award winners, and the opportunity to bid on unique and exciting items. Buy tickets online or call 412-621-3342. Don't miss the 50th! Reserve your place NOW.

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CYA has served Pittsburgh for 98 years. It was established to help young children survive proverty and neglect. Over the years, the agency's work has grown and evolved. Today, we're both a premier childcare agency and a leading provider of services for the elderly. Our childcare program is rated four (4) star. Our senior programs serve Pittsburgh's poorest neighborhoods. The Chief always said that CYA was one of his favorite charities.

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CYA's childcare program consisently garners four (4) ratings.

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Senior services include lunches, exercise, and social and recreational program.


CYA has an extensive meals-on-wheels program. If you know someone who needs this service please call us at 412-621-3342.

CYA's work is guided by the belief that every life has value and every person deserves respect. There are many ways to support our work. If you give to the United Way please know that CYA is Donor Option #96..

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