Carolyn Grady

SVP, Development, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
NAYDO: Impact Committee, 2019-2020 Webinar/Podcast Chair

Cell: 412 303 3552
Work: 412 227 3828


  • Years in Financial Development (YMCA and Other): 18
  • Years Affiliated with the YMCA (as staff or volunteer):  7

Financial Development Accomplishments:

Annual Support:
  • Led effort to rewrite annual case for support resulting in $385K in unrestricted major gifts
  • Led redesign of annual campaign resulting in 13% growth
  • Received $2.75 million over 3 years from two local foundations providing bridge funding to support mission work in urban district
  • At Children's Hospital Foundation role as VP for Media Fundraising and Special Events included responsibility for Annual Free Care Fund and Telethon ($2 million) and Gala ($4.1 million)

Capital Development:
  • At Family House/hospital hospitality house) $4 million capital campaign
  • Sampson Family Y - $6.2 million capital campaign
  • Spencer Family Y - $7 million capital campaign in progress

Board/Volunteer Development:
  • Expansion of Association Development Committee to include representation from branches
  • Expanded board orientation and engagement plan

Extensive experience developing comprehensive communications campaigns including newsletters, direct mail appeals and case of support with local, national and international non-profits.