Events

Solas Awards 2017 

We were proud to honor John Donohue of Arbella Insurance Group, 68th Secretary of State John Kerry, and Sudanese immigrant and UMass Boston student Noon Elhassan at our 28th Solas Awards Gala. This event raised record-breaking funds for the IIIC, and with your support we were able to direct over one million dollars to support immigrant and refugee families from across the globe.


Solas Awards 2016 

Our 27th gala honored the Honorable Martin T. Meehan, President of the University of Massachusetts, Rev. Dr. Raymond Hammond, Founder and Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Her Excellency Anne Anderson, The Republic of Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States.


Solas Awards Recipients 

Throughout our Solas Awards history, we have been honored to recognize a number of leaders whose work and character reflect the mission of the IIIC. We are pleased to offer the following list of past Solas Awards Recipients:

2017
68th U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
John F. Donohue
Noon Elhassan

2016
Ambassador Anne Anderson
Martin Meehan
Rev. Dr. Raymond Hammond

2015
Mayor Martin Walsh
Robert Coughlin
James Rooney
Senator Linda Dorcena Forry

2014
Sister Lena Deevy
Richard E. Holbrook
Susan Cohen

2013
Joyce and Bill Cummings
John T. Hailer
Raj Sharma
Jack Joyce

2012
Vincent Ryan
Beverly Edgehill
Kevin Kelley

2011
Dr. Ralph de la Torre
Eva Millona
Rev. Daniel Finn

2010
Congressman Richard Neal
Robert Glassman
Sabine St. Lot
Marie St. Fleur

2009
President Mary McAleese

2008
Tom Stemberg
Beth Williams
Cahal Stephene

2007
Gerard and Marilyn Doherty
Rev. Msg. Thomas J. McDonnell

2006
Arnold Hiatt
Rev. Gloria White-Hammond
Rev. Liz Walker
James Brett
Michael F. O’Connor

2005
Teresa Heinz Kerry
Janice Loux
John McGrail

2004
Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs Brian Cowen
George Russell, Jr.
Arthur Murphy

2002
Mayor Thomas Menino

2001
President Bill Clinton

2000
Congressman Joseph Moakley
Kathleen O’Toole
Gail Snowden

1999
Neal Finnegan
Dunfey Family
John O’Connor

1998
Congressman Brian Donnelly
Congressman Bruce Morrison
Elizabeth Shannon

1996
President Mary Robinson

1995
John Cullinane

1994
Ambassador Ray Flynn
Catherine Shannon

1993
Senator Edward M. Kennedy