Thank you to all who sponsored, donated or attended our Solas Celebration on November 9! If you missed the event, you can watch the program below.

Solas Awards Celebration | November 9, 2021

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.

Enes Kanter

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 
Karen Keating Ansara and Jim Ansara
John Donohue and Frances Robinson
Arbella Insurance Foundation
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

Foley Family
The A.M. Fund
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

Susan Cohen
Cahalane Family

Paul Revere Transportation
Graypoint LLC
Boston Bruins
Full Contact Advertising
Sullivan and Young
Synergy Investments
Northern Ireland Bureau
The Honorable Regina L. Quinlan Doherty

The British Society
Carolyn Mugar

Duck Creek Technologies
Anne Bailey Berman and Roger Berman
Eastern Salt Company

Demoulas Foundation
NBC Sports Boston
David and Karen Hinchen

Ted and Bonnie Henderson
Peter and Janet Kelliher

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

Donegal County Council
Sandi Moody and Patrick King
Susan Glynn
Ted and Bonnie Henderson

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Charles and Nancy Donahue
Jack McGlynn and Robert White
Invest Northern Ireland
Niland Family
Eoin Reilly and Darlene Donovan
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Susan Cohen
Denis Sheahan
Gentle Giant
Joanna Connolly
Seyfarth Shaw
William and Anne McNally
John Huycke
Irish American Partnership
Charitable Irish Society
Eisenberg Law Firm (Cosgrove, Eisenberg & Kiley P.C.)
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP
Mike Buckley & Hollie Baker
Boston Harbor Hotel

Anne Bailey Berman & Roger Berman
Alan Pampanin
Brian J. Honan Foundation
Century Bank
Donegal Diaspora
Irish Network Boston
Isabel Lopez
Jack McGlynn & Robert White
Law Office of Frank Prokos
Lisa Birk & Joe Joseph
Mary Ryan
Nancy Joyce & Rene Jarquin
Nancy Falk & Dick Cluster
New England Sports Network
Sandi Moody and Pat King
Raj Sharma
Susan Cohen & Michael Klein
The Boston Consulting Group
Tony Rodriguez & Janet Donovan

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