Bart and Catherine RoccaPhotos by Heidi Randhava

Two longtime Evanston couples were honored at the McGaw Y gala last month for their dedication and service to the youth of Evanston: Rose and Bob Johnson and Bart and Catherine Rocca.

The McGaw Y recognized Mr. and Ms. Johnson for having provided support to countless African American children and young adults over the years.” Ms. Johnson served on the McGaw Y board for 10 years. Mr. Johnson was a founding member of Voices for Illinois Children.

Mr. and Mrs. Rocca were recognized for having “dedicated much of their time and generosity to organizations that help children and families thrive.” Ms. Rocca served on the McGaw board for 10 years. Mr. Rocca also served on the McGaw Y board and is currently on the board of Evanston Community Foundation.