Hibernians helped these two Irish community support organizations get their start, now one gives the other a boost- The Tara Circle supports the Emerald Isle Immigration Center’s Woodlawn building renovation fund!
With the soon-to-be-expanded Woodlawn offices of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center as a backdrop, board members of two Irish community organizations serving the New York Metro area met for an exciting development! “Plans for the space renovation have been underway for a number of years, and this grant is a much-needed boost to the private funds we now need to raise to ensure that the project continues” stated Brian O’Dwyer, the center’s Chairman Emeritus. Cyril Hughes, Chairman of The Tara Circle, said: “We are delighted to support the EIIC with our grant, which continues The Tara Circle’s decades of commitment to supporting Irish culture and heritage in our community!”
“We are uniquely grateful to The Tara Circle for their investment in our infrastructure in the Bronx community and are indebted to them for this financial support, allowing us to continue with permanent plans for our long term home in the Bronx serving immigrants with the immigration and social services we are long associated with” stated Siobhan Dennehy the Center’s Executive Director.
“This grant is welcome in support of the only center in the New York Tri-State area providing the widest array of services in social and immigration-related matters to the Irish diaspora and beyond” commented John F. Tully, Chairman of the EIIC Board of Directors.
Dan Dennehy, National Director and Immigration Chair of Ancient Order of Hibernians who attended the presentation and assisted in coordination with both groups stated, “Hibernians have supported Tara Circle and the Emerald Isle Immigration Center from their inception because their missions are to serve our community and that of our neighbors. It is great to see Tara Circle support Emerald Isle Immigration Center, as they help the newest to oldest Irish Americans and so many New York immigrants.”
Additional funding for the project has already been committed from the New York City, State, Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Emigrant Support Program and the Irish Institute. To learn more about The Tara Circle visit taracircle.org. To learn more about the Emerald Isle Immigration Center visit: www.eiic.org