Concern Worldwide US Celebrates Inaugural Boston Reception


Boston, Massachusetts - Concern Worldwide hosted an evening of philanthropy as the organization celebrated its Inaugural Boston Reception.

During this debut event, prominent supporters and changemakers in the Boston area were invited to learn about Concern's rich history and humble beginnings, from a grassroots volunteer team in Ireland to a global humanitarian organization reaching 39 million people in 2021.

Guests were welcomed to the program by Colleen Kelly, CEO of Concern Worldwide US, and to Concern's mission:

Our mission is to end extreme poverty, whatever it takes. We work with the most vulnerable communities facing the toxic threat of conflict, climate and hunger. They are often the first to be forgotten. But not for Concern. As we respond to emergencies with immediate, lifesaving aid, our teams are also focused on building sustainable, community-driven programs.

Colleen Kelly, CEO, Concern Worldwide US and Laoise Moore, Consul General of Ireland

Throughout the evening, guests heard from the Counsel General of Ireland, Laoise Moore, University of Massachusetts President, Marty Meehan, and Keynote Speaker, Kirk Prichard, Concern Worldwide US Vice President of Programs.

Guests learned how Concern remains committed to impacting the lives of the world's most vulnerable communities across 25 countries after the headlines of these emergencies fade. Through the video "We Still Believe," they heard Concern's story and watched a brief overview of the lifesaving work Concern's team of over 4,700 global staff does every day.

We Still Believe

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