Rian Immigrant Center’s 31st Annual Solas Awards Celebration.
A virtual event coming October 15th.
We hope you will join us!
On the evening of October 15th, Rian Immigrant Center’s Solas Awards Celebration will be held as a special, global and virtual event. From the comfort of your home, we invite you to come together to support immigrant families on the path to new beginnings.
Solas Sponsorships provide vital funding for Rian’s Legal, Education and Wellness Services. In light of COVID-19 and its economic and health effects on the immigrant community, your support will have a tremendous impact. Learn more about our Sponsorship Opportunities here.
Each year, Rian presents the Solas Award to inspirational individuals whose work resonates with our vision of building a society where all people are welcomed, valued, and enjoy equal opportunities and protections.
Iuventa 10 Crew
We are pleased to present the Solas Award to Des Mac Intyre, Chair and CEO of Mellon, Irish immigrant and long-time friend of Rian Immigrant Center; and philanthropists Atsuko and Larry Fish. The Fish Family Foundation has supported thousands of people along the path to citizenship and is providing emergency relief to immigrant families impacted by COVID-19.
The Solas Humanitarian award will be presented to the Iuventa 10 crew for their extraordinary efforts to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. At a time when the human rights of those seeking refuge are so often violated, Rian stands in solidarity with the crew, recognizing our common mission.
Rian’s Courage award will be awarded to Ngozi Okoye who Rian helped to obtain a green card, and begin a new life in the US. Ngozi is an immigrant from Nigeria who has shown tremendous courage by overcoming personal challenges, and fiercely advocating for her sick child as a single mother.
We need your help to continue serving the most vulnerable members of our community.
For more information about sponsoring, please contact:
Sari Foundas, firstname.lastname@example.org / (617) 542-7654 ext. 47 or,
Ronnie Millar, email@example.com / (617) 710-4668
Solas Awards Celebration is supported by these generous individual and organization sponsors:
John Donohue and Frances Robinson
Karen Keating Ansara and Jim Ansara
Arbella Insurance Foundation
Mac Intyre Family Foundation
Law Offices of Gerard F. Doherty
Kim Borman and Steven Singer
Nancy Englander and David Ruben
Eastern Bank Foundation
Liberty Mutual Insurance
David and Karen Hinchen
Cambridge Trust Company
Donegal County Council
General Reinsurance Corporation
Hugh Johnson Advisors
Martin Sheerin and May Lee Low
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
John and Diddy Cullinane
NBC Sports Boston
Boston Consulting Group
State Street Irish American Professionals
Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C.
Rasky Partners, Inc.
Charles and Nancy Donahue
Eoin Reilly and Darlene Donovan
Ernst & Young
Greenough Brand Storytellers
Mike and Rosie Niland
Nancy Joyce and Rene Jarquin
Many Thanks To…
Cahal and Sarah Stephens – Charitable Irish Society of Boston – Ellen O’Connor – Joanna Connolly
Jeremy Baskin – Robert Hildreth – Jane Etish-Andrews and Kevin Andrews – David Gallogly – Lisa Birk –
Sponsors as of September 23, 2020