Eva Tansky Blum, the first woman to be elected as chair of the Pitt Board of Trustees, has been named the 2019 Art Rooney Award recipient.
The Art Rooney Award Dinner and Auction was founded 46 years ago by “The Chief,” Arthur J. Rooney, to honor Pittsburgh’s finest community leaders and raise money for the Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh. This year’s event will take place on April 29 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel.
Tansky Blum joined Pitt’s board in 2004 and played a lead role in the selection of a new chancellor in 2014 and in the University’s record setting $2 billion capital campaign. She has held a succession of high level executive positions at PNC and is involved in volunteer work with the Jewish Healthcare Center, the Carnegie Science Center and other civic organizations.
Tansky Blum is a graduate of the Pitt and the Pitt School of Law.