Rian Immigrant Center’s 31st Annual Solas Awards Celebration.
A virtual event.
If you missed it on October 15th, you can still watch and support Solas.
We hope you will join us!
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.
The Solas Humanitarian award was presented to the iuventa10 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.
We were pleased to present Solas Awards 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.
Rian’s Courage award was presented 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.
The brilliant Irish duo Saint Sister, voted “Best Irish Act” by the readers of The Irish Times, shared a beautiful performance. Award winning poet and human rights advocate Carolyn Forché shared her poem, “The Boatman”. And finally, we were joined by Irish Consul General to New England Laoise Moore, British Consul General to New England Peter Abbot, and Director/Counsellor of Northern Ireland Bureau Andrew Elliott.
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
Fish Family Foundation
Law Offices of Gerard F. Doherty
Kim Borman and Steven Singer
Nancy Englander and David Ruben
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
The British Society, In Honor of Steve Clark
Northern Ireland Bureau
Liberty Mutual Insurance
The A.M. Fund
Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
Full Contact Advertising
Kevin and Maryellen Kelley
Guy Carpenter & Company
Eastern Salt Company
Peter and Janet Kelliher
Paul Revere Transportation
David and Karen Hinchen
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
Rasky Partners, Inc.
The Sharma Group at Merrill Private Wealth Management
State Street Irish American Professionals Network
Sandi Moody and Patrick King
Kevin P. Martin and Associates
Jack McGlynn and Robert White
Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C.
Boston Consulting Group
Cisco Systems and NTT
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Charles and Nancy Donahue
Eoin Reilly and Darlene Donovan
Ernst & Young
Greenough Brand Storytellers
Nancy Joyce and Rene Jarquin
Madeline and Jeff Cronin
Many Thanks To…
The Sharma Group – Lawrence DiCara – Mike Buckley – Project Management and Cost – The Brian Honan Charitable Fund
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 October 14, 2020