MCAULEY MINISTRIES SISTER SUSAN WELSH GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD WINNER BRENDA TATE, FAR RIGHT.
McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy’s grant-making foundation, announced that Brenda Tate, of the Hill District, was the recipient of the 2022 Sister Susan Welsh Good Neighbor Award.
McAuley Ministries made the announcement on Feb. 15.
The Sister Susan Welsh Good Neighbor Award recognizes a resident of the Hill District, Uptown, or West Oakland who exemplifies the ideals of a “good neighbor” – a person who is compassionate, friendly, and helpful; a willing volunteer; an organizer of neighborhood events; and devotes time, talents, and resources to make their neighborhood a better place to live. The award is named in honor of Sister Susan Welsh, RSM, former president and CEO of Pittsburgh Mercy, a founding board member, and a current board member of the McAuley Ministries Foundation.
Brenda Tate exemplifies all of these traits and more. She has committed her life to serving as a faithful servant of God. Brenda Tate is the mother of two sons, James E. Tate Jr. and Demetrius J. Tate, and is a proud grandmother. She has spent many years as a community activist and is committed to organizing events that educate and raise social justice awarness in the Greater Pittsburgh area and surrounding communities. She has even performed missionary duties in Africa and Eastern and Western Europe. To put it succinctly, local resident Tonya Ford said, “Brenda Tate is the Hill District Community hero with a commitment to service.”
Tate stated, “We here in the Hill District are extremely blessed to be the beneficiaries of McAuley Ministries benevolence, and I am extremely honored and humbled to have been chosen as the recipient of 2022 Sister Susan Welsh Good Neighbor Award. To be awarded such a prestigious award bearing the name of a trusted servant as Sister Susan Welsh, will leave an everlasting impression on my life. Thank you for the good work you continue to do in this community.”
SISTER JUDITH STOJHOVIC RSM
In addition to the Sister Susan Welsh Good Neighbor Award, McAuley Ministries announced two new appointments to its board of directors: Sister Judith Stojhovic and Dr. Howard B. Slaughter Jr. Each will serve a three-year term.
DR. HOWARD B SLAUGHTER JR.