Register to attend our virtual Solas Awards Celebration!

Sponsor Solas or make a donation today

You are invited to Rian Immigrant Center’s virtual Solas Awards Celebration, November 9, 7:00pm!

Invite your friends to enjoy music, honor individuals who have shown courage and dedication, and learn about the work of Rian Immigrant Center as they watch Solas together. To learn more contact Priya Murali at or 617-934-0775.

An independent artist, singer and songwriter born in Nigeria and raised in Ireland.

Hosted by Jim Braude, host of WGBH’s “Greater Boston.”

Our honorees.

Dr. Sarah Kimball, MD; Director of Boston Medical Center’s Immigrant and Refugee Health Center (IRHC)
Rian Immigrant Center will present its Solas Award to Dr. Kimball for her steadfast dedication to refugee and immigrant rights, social justice, and the holistic health of immigrant and refugee families.

José Nieto
The Rian Immigrant Center will present its Solas Courage Award to José Nieto for his incredible resilience, despite daunting personal, legal and systemic obstacles, in reuniting his family in the United States and his tireless pursuit of providing them a safe, stable life full of opportunity.


Honored for his human rights activism, commitment to social justice, and philosophy of mutual respect

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

2021 Solas Awards Celebration is supported by these generous individual and organization sponsors: 

Schooner Foundation 
John Donohue and Frances Robinson
Arbella Insurance Foundation
Karen Keating Ansara and Jim Ansara
Kim Borman and Steven Singer
Geraghty Associates

Unqork Inc

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Nancy Englander and David Ruben
James McGlennon
Mac Intyre Family
State Street Corporation
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

John and Diddy Cullinane

Martin Sheerin and May Lee Low 
Cambridge Trust
Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C.
Patriot Care
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Rasky Partners
John Hancock
Rockland Trust
Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation

Guy Carpenter
Splunk Inc

Cahalane Family

Greenough Brand Storytellers
Nancy Joyce and Rene Jarquin
Ernst & Young

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
The Boston Foundation
Boston Consulting Group
State Street Irish American Professionals Network
Ted and Bonnie Henderson

Sponsors as of October 18, 2021

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