Carolyn Grady

SVP, Development, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
NAYDO: NAYDO Chair Elect, Impact Committee, 2020-2021 Webinars Chair, Camp Network Council Liaison
Work: 412 227 3828


  • Years in Financial Development (YMCA and Other):20
  • Years Affiliated with the YMCA (as staff or volunteer):  8

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
  • YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer - $2.8 million pool campaign
  • Baierl Family YMCA - $630,000 capital project
  • Centre Avenue YMCA - $7.2 million capital campaign

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

Grant Writing
  • Extensive experience securing restricted funding in support of capital projects, programming and special initiatives.

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