Charitable Irish Society
On March 17, 2020 the President and Board of Directors, members of the Charitable Irish Society, along with family members and friends will be gathering at the Seaport Boston Hotel for its annual St. Patrick's Day Anniversary Dinner. It is with great honor that we welcome Ambassador Nicholas Burns as our Keynote speaker who will also be presented with a Life Achievement Award. We look forward to hearing his thoughts on contemporary Ireland's role in the world community, especially in relation to Brexit.
R. Nicholas Burns is currently Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and
International Politics at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Burns is a columnist, lecturer, and former United States Ambassador to NATO.
Since its founding in 1737, the mission of the Charitable Irish Society has been to provide aid and assistance to newly arrived Irish immigrants in the Boston area as they face the multiple challenges of adjusting to and assimilating into a new city and country – an issue as important today as it ever was! Many individuals seeking assistance are referred to us by other organizations serving immigrants, including the Consulate General of Ireland, the Irish International Immigrant Center, and the Irish Pastoral Centre.
Among other purposes, specific grants have been to provide support in the areas of employment, housing, education, health care, emergency food aid, and to enable individuals return “home” for family emergencies and to assist in paying the fees for immigration and citizenship applications. Consistent with the Irish traditions of hospitality and charity, the Society has expanded its focus to include immigrants from other countries in addition to those from Ireland as grant recipients. Recently, we have assisted individuals from Honduras, Nigeria, Egypt, and Iran.
You are cordially invited to attend the Society’s 283rd Anniversary Dinner on Tuesday, March 17, the feast of Saint Patrick, along with your family and friends. We also ask that you consider making a donation as a Dinner Sponsor. It is only with the generous help of individuals, from both the past and the present, which has allowed the Society to continue its work for almost three centuries and fulfill its motto "with good will doing service!" So it is with heartfelt gratitude that we thank each and every one of you for your past and future financial support.
A donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated. Some levels of sponsorship include complimentary tickets to the dinner, a $195 value. Sponsors will also be acknowledged in the March 17th Dinner Program. To contribute, please click on the Dinner Sponsorship Levels link below or mail your check payable to:
Charitable Irish Society
c/o Ms. Hilda Landry
Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP
55 Old Bedford Road | Suite 300
Lincoln, MA 01773
Platinum - $2,000 (4 tickets)
Gold - $1,500 (3 tickets)
Silver - $1,000 (2 tickets)
Bronze - $500 (1 ticket)
For dinner reservations, and additional information about sponsorship donations, please contact Ms. Hilda Landry at 617-228-4445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Your generous gifts strengthen our ability to provide financial support where it is most needed.