Sister Kathleen McGrady appointed to McAuley Ministries Foundation Board
Congratulations to Sister Kathleen McGrady who was recently appointed to the McAuley Ministries Foundation Board. A member of Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, McAuley Ministries is the grant-making foundation of Pittsburgh Mercy. Established in 2008, the organization serves as a catalyst for change, committing resources and working collaboratively to promote healthy, safe, and vibrant communities. Grant-making priorities include health and wellness; education; community and economic development; capacity-building support for nonprofit organizations; and program initiatives which focus on the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland, communities historically served by the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh. McAuley Ministries also provides support to organizations sponsored by and/or affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy.
Sister Kathleen holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and education from Seton Hill University and a master’s degree in education of the deaf from the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout her religious life, Sister has used her gifts to serve families, especially young children. She taught primary students in schools of the Altoona- Johnstown, Greensburg, Pittsburgh, and Saint Petersburg Dioceses. Her longest teaching tenure was at DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, Pittsburgh (1971-1988). In 1992, Sister Kathleen was named director of Infant-Toddler Child Care Center at Elizabeth Seton Center, Brookline, and in 1995, the education coordinator of the Center. In 1999, Sister began serving as director of the Providence Child Care Center, a position she held until 2008 when she accepted her current position as of director of the Seton Arts Service Corps. Seton Arts is a cooperative program of the Sisters of Charity and Seton Hill University that uses the power of the arts to help transform the lives of underserved youth.
To learn more about McAuley Ministries, go to mcauleyministries.org.