Throughout the years, CATRA, its Founders, and Volunteers are proud to have received a variety of Community Awards.

1995 Making a Difference Award; WHP-TV

Profiles in Excellence

AutismBanquet2000 Profiled Leader of the Year

Shirley Nolt

Service to the region thru Leadership, Innovative Efforts, and Inspiration.

2001 Reaching Out Award; PA Department of Health; Special Kids Network

Shirley Nolt

For improved child health in PA

2003 PAIFA Humanitarian Award

Ben & Shirley Nolt

For providing an Innovative Way for People with Disabilities to Gain Confidence, Responsibility, and Therapy Through the Use of Horses

2003 HAIFA Humanitarian Award

Ben & Shirley Nolt

For Meeting the needs of people with disabilities thru the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association.

2010 “Thanks To You” Community Hero Award; Dunkin’ Donuts

Shirley Nolt

Based on the positive contribution to the residents of our region, your community driven activities and accomplishments, and your ability to impact and inspire our local Central PA communities.

Jefferson Award2012 Jefferson Award

Shirley Nolt

The Jefferson Awards Foundation was created in 1972 by the American Institute for Public Service.  Local winners are ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition.

2014 Healthcare Heroes; Central Penn Parents

Winner:  Special Needs Advocate

2015 Founders’ Award; The United Way Volunteer Center

In recognition of your commitment to the community through outstanding volunteer leadership.

Volunteer of the Year Award – The United Way

Kathy Drnevich
Julia Holley
Maya Smith