Solas Awards 2021


Rian Immigrant Center is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an exciting virtual Solas Awards Celebration in 2021 and we invite you to be our guest! Please save the evening of November 9th and watch for more details to come.


For more information about Solas sponsorship contact Priya Murali at 

If you missed our 31st Solas Awards Celebration on October 15th, 2020 you can watch a recording below

Watch our Solas Awards Celebration Here!

Solas Sponsorships and donations provide vital funding for Rian’s Legal, Education and Resource & Support Services. Please consider joining our generous Solas Sponsors by making a gift 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. 



2020 Solas Awards Celebration was supported by these generous individual and organization sponsors: 

Pathway Sponsors

Schooner Foundation 

John Donohue and Frances Robinson

Karen Keating Ansara and Jim Ansara

Arbella Insurance Foundation

Mac Intyre Family 

BNY Mellon 

Geraghty Associates


Empowering Sponsors 

Fish Family Foundation

Law Offices of Gerard F. Doherty

Kim Borman and Steven Singer

Nancy Englander and David Ruben




Opportunity Sponsors

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

The British Society, In Honor of Steve Clark

Northern Ireland Bureau

J.P Morgan 

Foley Family

Liberty Mutual Insurance

The A.M. Fund


Welcoming Sponsors

Greenpages Inc.

Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation

Full Contact Advertising

Seyfarth Shaw

Kevin and Maryellen Kelley


Patriot Care

Guy Carpenter & Company

Eastern Salt Company

Peter and Janet Kelliher

Paul Revere Transportation

Morgan Stanley

Cahalane Family

David and Karen Hinchen

Cambridge Trust 

Donegal County Council 

General Reinsurance Corporation

Hugh Johnson Advisors 

Isabel Lopez

John Hancock

Martin Sheerin and May Lee Low 


Goldman, Sachs & Co.

John and Diddy Cullinane

NBC Sports Boston

Rasky Partners, Inc.

Niland Family



The Sharma Group at Merrill Private Wealth Management

State Street Irish American Professionals Network

Sandi Moody and Patrick King 

Paul Hartnett

Kevin P. Martin and Associates

Demoulas Foundation 

Jack McGlynn and Robert White


Gentle Giant

Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C.

Boston Consulting Group

Cisco Systems and NTT

Paul Harnett

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

John White

Century Bank 

Charles and Nancy Donahue

Eoin Reilly and Darlene Donovan

Ernst & Young

Greenough Brand Storytellers

Judith Weiss

Nancy Joyce and Rene Jarquin


Madeline and Jeff Cronin

Edward Ladd

In Memory of Barbara and Arthur Foundas
Dot Joyce Consulting


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 –

Thomas Borman – Susan Glynn – Irish American Partnership – William and Anne McNally –   
Boston Harbor Hotel –  Anne Healy – Mary Ryan – Susan Cohen and Michael Klein


Sponsors as of October 14, 2020