York, DeBartolo families make record-setting donation to Mooney


“Substantial” is the term used to describe a monetary gift to Cardinal Mooney High School by Denise DeBartolo York, CMHS class of 1968, and Eddie DeBartolo, class of 1964, and their families.

The announcement was made at a news conference Thursday morning at the school. The dollar amount was not disclosed as requested by the donors.

“This is the largest gift to a Mahoning Valley high school,“ said Bishop George V. Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown. “We are profoundly grateful to the DeBartolo and York families for their commitment to Catholic education.”

The Rev. Gerald DeLucia, CMHS president, emphasized the substantial nature of the financial gift in that it will provide tuition assistance for students and be used for further renovations and updates at the 58-year-old school. The funds are specifically marked for use at the school’s location at 2545 Erie St. in the city.

Father DeLucia said the money will benefit two areas — endowments and building renovation.

For more on the donation, read Friday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.

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