2014 Silver Key Awards Reception
Featuring special guest and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Boston College Club, 100 Federal St, 36th Floor, Boston
Tickets are $125 each with sponsorship levels starting at $500
To purchase tickets or sign up as a sponsor of this event:
Register & pay online at: www.CharitableIrishSociety.org
Mail: The Charitable Irish Society
c/o Sandra Moody, 56 Thomas Park #3, South Boston, MA 02127
About The Charitable Irish Society
Founded in 1737 by merchants and traders with Belfast backgrounds, The Charitable Irish Society is the oldest Irish Society in North America and has been unique in its inclusive membership of both Catholics and Protestants. Since its founding, the purpose of the society has been to provide aid and assistance to newly arrived Irish immigrants in the Boston area as they face the multiple challenges of adjusting to and assimilating into a new city and country.
The Charitable Irish Society's Silver Key Awards Reception is our primary annual fundraising event. Funds raised are distributed to or on behalf of individual immigrants and to institutions that provide services to immigrants.
2014 Silver Key Honorees
Richard Campbell is an attorney and founder of Campbell Trial Lawyers. He has been active in many community organizations, including serving as a Trustee of Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Catholic Charities, and the University of Massachusetts. As a UMass Trustee, he established a scholarship fund in memory of Krystle Campbell (no relation), one of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Richard Gormley, along with other family members, owns and operates the Gormley Funeral Home in West Roxbury, but he is also known as “The Lord Mayor of West Roxbury” in recognition of his active presence in that community and his leadership roles in the Irish Social Club and the Roscommon Association, among other organizations. In addition, he has been exceedingly generous with his time and professional services in helping return the bodies of Irish who had been living in the Boston area back “home” for burial.
Rev. Gerald Osterman, the Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Everett, Massachusetts, has been very active in assisting immigrants to Massachusetts. He was one of the founders and remains an active member of the Board of Trustees of the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation in Fond-des-Blancs in the mountains of Southern Haiti where there is now a school and hospital serving one of the poorest communities of that country.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Phil Coulter, a native of Derry, is an internationally renowned musician and composer who has used his musical gifts to help further the peace process in Northern Ireland. Among his well-known compositions is “Ireland’s Call,” which was commissioned by the Irish Rugby Football Union in 1995 and has since been adopted by other Irish sports teams that have members from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.