The Irish American Partnership is pleased to support the Women’s Gaelic Player Association (WGPA) with a grant of $10,000 to assist current and former plays achieve a university education. Priority will be given to players pursuing careers in education.
The Irish American Partnership’s work for Ireland was recently covered in Joe Leary’s monthly column in the Boston Irish Reporter. Former Partnership President Joe Leary extolled the efficiency of the organization, writing: “In 2017, according to its annual report and IRS filings, the Partnership raised $2.1 million with but 7 percent total in fundraising (2 percent) and administrative (5 percent) expenses. A truly amazing accomplishment. These are the key measurements used by major donors to put a value on their gifts.”
From the very first line, it is clear that the 1916 Proclamation was a revolutionary document. Addressed to both Irishmen and Irishwomen, the proclamation laid out a vision for a new, free, and equal society where liberties were granted to all citizens. In a time when only a handful of countries had granted women’s suffrage, this was no small gesture. It was a guarantee won by the bravery, ingenuity, and commitment of the women who fought for Ireland’s freedom.
The Irish American Partnership gave a grant of $3,500 to St. Patrick’s National School in Murlog, Co. Donegal in honor of Paddy Harte Snr. Mr. Harte was a dear friend of the Partnership and had a deep appreciation of the historic link between the people of Ireland and the United States. He loved Donegal and had a particular affection for his hometown of Lifford, where St. Patrick’s is located.
The Partnership is delighted to announce a grant of $100,000 to the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) for their scholarship program. This grant will support university scholarships for Gaelic players wishing to give back to their communities by pursuing careers in education.
The Irish American Partnership disbursed $170,000 to education and community programs in Ireland, North and South, during its biennial leadership mission, held from September 24th to 26th, 2018. The programs were selected for their transformative impact on students, schools, and communities across the island of Ireland. The grants further the Partnership’s priority campaigns: direct grants to schools, science education, university access, job training, and community development.
The Irish American Partnership has sponsored the publication of a technology skills audit, produced by Fasttrack into Information Technology (FIT) in Dublin. The audit identified 12,000 vacancies in technology companies operating in Ireland and several core competencies demanded.
The Partnership has been standing side-by-side with Northern Ireland for twenty-five years, supporting schools and community programs seeking to advance the ideals of the Good Friday Agreement.