Report on 2016 Grants Awarded to date by your Society
Updated: September 22, 2016
Your support makes possible the following grants and scholarships awarded.
- Villanova University Scholarship Program - $100,000
- Gwynedd Mercy University Scholarship Program -$100,000
- St. Joseph’s University Scholarship Program - $25,000
- Immaculata University Scholarship Program - $25,000 ($12,500 member match)
- Cabrini University - $25,000 ($12,500 member match)
- Archbishop Damiano School for Special Education - $1,000
The Archbishop Damiano School serves students with special needs under the direction of the St. John of God Brothers from Ireland.
- The Kevin Neary Special Needs Trust Fund - $1,000
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Lafayette, LA - $2,500
- 69th PA Civil War Reenactment Group - $1,000
This all volunteer group provides a service to the Irish Community with their participation at various Irish ceremony’s, gravesite tributes and many events where they inform both young and old about the history of the civil war and the Irish contribution.
- Philadelphia Ceili Group Festival of Irish Music and Dance - $1,000
- Glucksman Ireland House - $500
Glucksman Ireland House NYU is the center for Irish and Irish-American Studies at New York University, with courses in history, Irish language, literature, music, and politics.
- The Irish Memorial - $1,000
The donation will support the 2016 International Great Hunger Commemoration.
- Missionaries of Charity, St. Agnes Center for Women & Children, Baton Rouge, LA - $2,500
- Irish Immigration Center - $5,000 ($2,500 member match)
- Little Sisters of the Poor - $1,000
- 174 Trust - $ 1,000
- St. Patrick Parade - $1,150
- The Ivins Outreach Center - $500
- Travel assistance for Will Unsprung - $500
A blind artist, who is a long time member of the Philadelphia Ceili Group. He has won a scholarship to the Burren College of Arts, County Claire, Ireland.
- Saint John’s Hospice and the Good Shepherd Program - $200
2016 Totals to Date: $294,850 Awarded
This organization will be providing support for the victims of recent flooding in Louisiana.
This is an annual event provides three days of Irish music and culture at the Commodore Barry Club.
Restricted Donation accepted by The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland.
Updated: June 22, 2016
1. The payments will be $25,000 per year starting in 2016.
2. The first payment in 2016 will be used for two $12,500 matching grants by The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick to establish $25,000 endowed scholarship programs at both Immaculata University and Cabrini University. Note: Both schools accept endowments starting at $25,000.
3. Both endowments will be in the name of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.
4. The Immaculata University endowment name shall be The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Endowed Scholarship Fund In Memory Of The Irish Souls Of Duffy’s Cut.
5. The Cabrini University endowment name shall be The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Endowed Scholarship Fund In Memory Of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini – Patron Of Immigrants.
6. Both endowments will carry the same or similar language drafted in the current Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s endowed scholarship programs.
7. The $100,000 balance paid, $25,000 per year over the next four years will be to establish an endowment scholarship fund for Camphill Special Schools (a local non-profit school run for children with special needs such as autism).
8. The Camphill Special Schools endowment name shall be The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Endowed Scholarship Fund For The Support Of Children In Need.
9. The name of the donor of this grant will not be attached to the endowments, these will be endowments owned in perpetuity by The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.