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Irish Pastoral Centre of the Archdiocese of Boston

 15 Rita Road
 Dorchester, MA 02124
[P] (617) 265-5300 x 15
[F] (617) 265-5313
Megan E. Carroll
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 53-0196617

LAST UPDATED: 10/19/2015
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

The Irish Pastoral Centre is guided by the Christian principle of providing help to “the stranger amongt us”. The IPC provides a comprehensive range of services and support to immigrants to assist them in all aspects of coming to a new country, adjusting to life here, and becoming active and involved citizens and community members.

Mission Statement

The Irish Pastoral Centre is guided by the Christian principle of providing help to “the stranger amongt us”. The IPC provides a comprehensive range of services and support to immigrants to assist them in all aspects of coming to a new country, adjusting to life here, and becoming active and involved citizens and community members.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $500,000.00
Projected Expense $450,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Family and Social Outreach Program
  • Prisoner Outreach Program
  • The Bereavement Outreach Program
  • The Employment and Housing Program
  • The Immigration, Detention, and U.S. Citizenship Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

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Mission Statement

The Irish Pastoral Centre is guided by the Christian principle of providing help to “the stranger amongt us”. The IPC provides a comprehensive range of services and support to immigrants to assist them in all aspects of coming to a new country, adjusting to life here, and becoming active and involved citizens and community members.

Background Statement

The Outreach and Advocacy Project is comprised of five programs that provide a range of critical services to more than 1,000 clients in the immigrant community living in Greater Boston. The objective of the Project is to provide a caring, culturally appropriate, and comprehensive response to immigrants of various ethnic backgrounds of all ages who are in need. We deliver a range of social services to vulnerable and at-risk immigrants through our counseling, immigration, employment, legal, and housing assistance programs, as well as through our bereavement and prison visitation programs, and family and senior citizen support services. We advocate for immigrants locally and collaborate with national organizations to achieve Immigration Reform.

Impact Statement

The IPC provides a comprehensive range of services targeted at socially isolated elders to ensure that they can live healthy and fulfilling lives as they age. IPC provides services that meet the need for companionship, benefits assistance, support, counseling and socialization. This year seniors were able to meet others, learn how to communicate via computer, receive regular health checks, receive counseling for bereavements and other life altering issues; get home visits if they were ill or disabled, participate in our Music for Memory program if they are suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s. A program goal for this year will be to expand outreach efforts and to reach out to family member of seniors who may not be aware of our services.

The Immigration, Detention & Citizenship Program provides advice, information & pro-bono legal services to immigrants targeting those who are undocumented and vulnerable to ensure quality, free services and access to legal services. This program, along with our prison visitation program assists the most vulnerable of our immigrant population, those who are low income, troubled and in need of services and support. Goals for this year include: outreach to immigrants who can benefit from any new immigration legislation to ensure that they get comprehensive, accurate information and support.  

The IPC is a resource to emigrants who are seeking employment and housing by providing critical services and support. Outreach will be improved to target new immigrants and those undocumented immigrants who will, if immigration reform legislation is passed, be able to come out of the shadows and seek legitimate employment, fair wages and improved conditions.

Needs Statement

1. Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to expand our core immigration/newcomer support services in anticipation of immigration reform. Expand current services, recruit/train new staff and volunteers, and expand/streamline support services for new arrivals.

2. We are conducting a search for an Executive Director who can lead this expansion, build on current fundraising activities, and ensure that we can maintain the high quality of services and increase the diversity and number of the immigrants that we serve.

3. Implement a new database to increase efficiency, generate accurate/timely reports, streamline donor communications, and manage events. Rationalizing data collection, improving donor relations, and generating improved and timely reports will underpin and facilitate our planned service/program expansion.

4. Revise our marketing materials; create brochures/information/templates that can be customized for use in all communications, including direct marketing materials, solicitation letters, and social media publicity.

5. Improve our web presence/outreach to help the IPC to connect with the new generation of immigrants.

Estimated Costs: Staff: $120,000; Printing/Copying: $2,500; Professional IT Fees: $10,000; Staff/Volunteer Training: $3,500

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served

Greater Boston--Primarily Suffolk and Middlesex Counties

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Ethnic/Immigrant Services
  2. Human Services - Ethnic/Immigrant Services
  3. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Counseling

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Family and Social Outreach Program

Program provides advice, information, advocacy, and opportunities to build community by strengthening existing educational, social, and family networks. Many clients are vulnerable because of low income, aging concerns, or undocumented status. We offer counseling, support, crisis intervention, and referrals for individuals coping with mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness. Clients of all faiths benefit from spiritual care from the IPC. The program offers individual counseling and support for families with young children, as well as to senior citizens facing issues such as economic insecurity, declining health, isolation, depression, and bereavement. We assist with applications for benefits/pensions/health care, home/hospital visits, and counseling in times of illness, grief, and personal difficulty. We offer many culturally enriching and spiritually fulfilling opportunities for seniors to lead vibrant, longer, healthier, and more active lives.
Budget  $39,234.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Population Served Families Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Program Short-Term Success 

The near term improvements that we see from the participants in our parenting group include:

  • All participants receive support/information on parenting issues.
  • 80% of parents continue to remain connected and support each other through the network they developed through the group.
  • 85% of parents share information/support/parenting tips and avoid isolation that affects new parents who do not have close friends or family support.

Participants in the IPC counseling and referral program receive immediate and professional support and referral services. For many years now undocumented immigrants have been reluctant to come forward when they have a problem for fear of deportation. IPC provides a safe haven for immigrants where they can receive information, services and referrals. The trust that the IPC has built over the years means that immigrants feel safe and know that they will receive assistance without fear of being turned in to immigration officials.

Program Long-Term Success  A long-term success for this program is to hire a full time counselor to provide or find culturally sensitive assistance to immigrants on a range of issues at low or no cost for low income immigrants.
Program Success Monitored By 
  • Outcome measures for each client and group.
  • Counselor notes for clients receiving counseling and information and referral.
  • Personal interviews conducted with selected clients to measure program success.
Examples of Program Success  The counseling program provides intervention in immigrants' lives when they encounter difficulty or challenges in their new home. They often have few family and friends to support them, and if they are undocumented they are afraid to seek assistance form conventional sources. This past year a young man called the IPC stating that he had gotten in trouble with the police, he was ashamed, worried and depressed. He has no family or friends here and his room mates had asked him to leave his house, so he was also homeless. He was contemplating suicide. The intervention of IPC staff got him the assistance he needed, found him housing, got him legal advice and mental health services, and the young man is coping much better six months later.

Prisoner Outreach Program

Counselors visit, support, and advocate for the rights of long-term U.S. residents who are long-term prisoners, as well as for short-term detainees awaiting trial and deportation. Prisoners and detainees are at high risk for depression and suicide, and clients receive personal visits, legal assistance, and compassionate counseling. Their families also benefit from educational and support programs as well as counseling services.

Budget  $32,695.00
Category  Crime & Legal, General/Other Specialized Law Practice Areas
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Adults College Aged (18-26 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
  • 100% of Irish detainees and prisoners in the New England area would receive regular visits and wellness checks.
  • Information and updates would be provided to 100% to the prisoners' families and the Irish Consulate for the duration of their stay.
  • Services and assistance prisoners would be provided based upon their needs and what is allowed by prison authorities.
  • Information and reassurance was provided to 100% of prisoners' families who are unable to visit.
Program Long-Term Success 
Long term success of this program would be demonstrated by a major reduction in the number of prisoners. Currently immigrants who violate their visa status and who are picked up by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) spend up to 8 weeks in jail before they are deported. Advocacy efforts to have immigrants who violate their status but have no criminal or arrest issues would be deported immediately rather than being detained.
Long term, 80% of those in detention would be sent to their home country within 3 days of being picked up.
Program Success Monitored By 
  • Outcome measures.
  • Visit reports and interviews with prisoners and their families.
  • Feedback from the Irish Consulate.
Examples of Program Success  90% of detainees report that the IPC visitor is the only person they saw during the time they were detained. families in Ireland regularly express gratitude to the IPC. One young detainee who was jailed because he had a broken tail light on his car described his 6 weeks in a correctional facility as the most frightening and depressing time of his life. He said that without visits from John McCarthy he didn't know what he would have done.

The Bereavement Outreach Program

Provides families with bereavement support in a safe place to express and deal with loss. We offer compassionate services, professional counseling, and support for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The senior population experience issues typical of aging, and grief can be more than overwhelming for many, especially those who have no family or who are homebound. Individuals of all ages who have emigrated often encounter unexpected difficulty in grieving for a lost loved one not living nearby and benefit from local support groups and spiritual counseling. Some families face particular separation difficulty if a loved one is returned to his/her homeland for burial, and others suffer greatly if they lose a loved one in their homeland and are not able to leave the U.S. for the funeral—perhaps because of immigration re-entry issues.

Budget  $3,270.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Burial & Cemetery Services
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Elderly and/or Disabled Families
Program Short-Term Success 
  • 95% of participants stated that they met their goals near the outset of joining the group.
  • 89% found the meetings structured in a way that enabled them to participate. 80% felt encouraged to participate.
Program Long-Term Success 
Long term we would like to offer more of these groups so that those experiencing loss have a safe place to grieve and will have support from others to help them through a difficult time. Some immigrants may not feel that the existing groups are able to offer culturally appropriate groups to help people through a difficult time.
Program Success Monitored By 
  • Reports form facilitators.
  • Feedback surveys completed by participants.
Examples of Program Success 
Bereavement counseling allows people grieve in a safe environment and to return to their "normal" activities while still participating in individual or group counseling.  Many seniors avoid social activities after losing a loved one, and personal counseling comforts them and talk about the next steps of moving forward.  The steps may include group support which, in many cases, leads to a gradual return to social activities, outings, and "coffee mornings." 
We also see a return to volunteering by individuals who were not emotionally capable of offering assistance while in a depressed and lonely state of mind following the death of a loved one.  

The Employment and Housing Program

Program serves vulnerable emigrants seeking employment and housing, and also assists immigrants with budgeting and financial planning. We see increasing numbers of recent immigrants arriving who are unprepared for the change in culture and the economic reality on the ground. New immigrants—many undocumented—are moving to Boston with various levels of education, skills, and experience—all with high expectations. Employment restrictions of some visas combined with economic issues cause financial difficulty for many new immigrants. We offer employment coaching and networking opportunities to promote confidence and provide support to those desperately trying to provide for their families and avoid homelessness.
Budget  $26,156.00
Category  Employment, General/Other Job Search & Placement
Population Served Families Adults Homeless
Program Short-Term Success 
Updated job listing information will be available to clients.
Resume writing, education and job seeking support services are provided to clients who request it.
Clients are introduced to a variety of networking opportunities.
Program Long-Term Success  In the long term we a would like to offer a full service employment program that is tailored to the needs of immigrants.
Program Success Monitored By 
Outcome measures to determine how each client is being helped.
Evaluations to elicit information about client's opinion of service provided.
Surveys of employers to determine satisfaction with IPC services.
Examples of Program Success 
IPC provides assistance to many clients who are struggling to find employment. 81% are women, 56% are seeking work doing elder care, 60% do not have a college education.
94.4% of clients got the information and support they needed to get employment.
89.4% were referred to organizations who could assist them.
98% found that the service was excellent.

The Immigration, Detention, and U.S. Citizenship Program

Program provides information and referral services to immigrants regarding immigration and citizenship and other related matters. We serve vulnerable and undocumented immigrants and provide educational, informational, and referral services to complete complex documents and offer valuable support at supervised immigration clinics where immigration attorneys provide pro-bono assistance on legal immigration issues. Advocacy for immigration reform and outreach to “new arrivals” will be a major focus in 2013 as we monitor changes to U.S. immigration law and track progress of immigration bills that may impact on the community served. The IPC is a liaison with Federal, State and international officials to assist at-risk and vulnerable immigrants with problems.

Budget  $68,660.00
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Immigrants' Rights
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Families Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success 
Outcomes for client receiving immigration services are very encouraging. Our measures indicate that
  • 99.5% learned about US visa and immigration laws which helped their understanding of options. 98% of service users understood the options after using our services.19% of service users were referred to attorneys for help in their cases.
  • 88% of service users had their issues resolved.
  • 94% of service users were able to make immigration status decisions based on their understanding of choices explained to them.
Program Long-Term Success 
Long term program success would mean that immigrants who need information, advice and assistance to complete their paperwork are aware of our services and receive the assistance that they need to successfully complete their paperwork.
We would like to maintain our short term outcomes and expand our services to reach out to increased numbers of immigrants who will become eligible to adjust their status.
Expected outcomes would be that:
98%  of service users will understood their immigration options
80% will take action to adjust their status based on this information
30% will receive the assistance of an attorney
75% will legalize their status
Program Success Monitored By 
  • Program success is monitored by assessment by Immigration Counselor based on notes.
  • Assessment by pro-bono immigration attorney.
  • Outcome measures tracked for each case.
  • Survey to determine eventual outcome.
Examples of Program Success  Our outcome measures clearly indicate that consumers understand their immigration options and take action an make informed decisions based on this information. One client recently read a piece about or legal clinic in a local publication and spoke to one of our attorneys his US citizenship application that he had filed himself. He brought a notice from USCIS denying him citizenship. The attorney advised that an arrest 20 year ago could render him deportable even though he was a legal permanent resident for 25 years, is married to a U.S. born citizen has raised 3 U.S. citizen children. He is working with the attorney to appeal the decision and get citizenship.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

When immigrants arrive in a new country they face numerous challenges, unfamiliarity with the culture, the geography, workplace norms, and language/communication difficulties. New immigrants often feel isolated, with no family or friends to support them, they lack a sense of community and someone to help them to negotiate all the new systems that they are faced with. This can be overwhelming. The IPC provides practical information and support to help newcomers identify difficulties and to provide them with information and guidance to set them on the way to success.

Communication is essential in advocating for and supporting our clients. With improved technology and most of the new younger immigrants constantly in touch on social media we are aware of the need to constantly update our media and web outreach. This will ensure that new arrivals are speedily directed to the appropriate services and have access to current information regarding immigration policy and requirements 

It is important that we develop our counseling and legal resources to assist those immigrants who face crises number of crises arising from circumstances surrounding their undocumented status. Our prison visitation program brings us into contact with the hardships faced by spouses and children when an individual is incarcerated because of an immigration-related legal issue. There can be extreme hardship on the family resulting from lack of income, lack of child care, loss of health care and the traumatic effect of the incarceration of a spouse or parent whose only crime is having fallen out of legal status. 

Our senior citizens are particularly vulnerable as stated in the Family and Social Outreach Program description.  In most cases, they have lived in the U.S. for longer than our other clients, and they have relied on us for nearly 25 years.  We must not disappoint them.

Our Development Plan addresses each program and population, and we are aggressively pursuing new donors to fund the expansion of the IPC staff to insure that every individual and/or family that appeals to us for assistance finds help, reassurance, encouragement, and consolation in the efforts the IPC was established to provide.


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Sheila Gleeson
CEO Term Start Sept 2012
CEO Email
CEO Experience Sheila Gleeson has worked in social services for more than 30 years both in Ireland and in the US developing programs and advocating for groups who do not have a voice themselves. In Ireland she with victims of domestic violence, low income families and troubled teens. After emigrating to the US and completing her MSW in Boston College Sheila worked with low income families in Massachusetts and developed an advocacy program to work with MA legislators to improve the situation of homeless families. In 1996 Sheila started working at the Irish Immigration Center (IIC) in Boston. During her ten years at the Irish Immigration Center she expanded their immigration legal services and outreach programs. Sheila’s social work background informed her work with immigrants dealing with domestic violence, depression, unemployment, substance abuse or illness who did not know where to turn because of their status. She was instrumental in helping to develop and strengthen the IIC’s social service, advocacy and immigration programs.
In 2005 Sheila took the helm of the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers as their Executive Director. The CIIC is a national umbrella organization of Irish immigration centers across the U.S.  At CIIC, she developed a strong coalition, enabling centers to speak with one voice on behalf of their constituents while building strong relationships and reach out to other national immigrant groups. Sheila is current working as Chief Operating Officer at Keegan Contracting, Inc. with strategic responsibility for the management of the contracting, property development and property management work of the company. Sheila took over as Chair of the Board of the Irish Pastoral center in Boston in January 2013.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
-- -- --
Reverend John McCarthy Program Director, Bereavement Outreach --


Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
-- --
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


Commission for Elder Affairs, City of Boston, MA

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

 The challenge of raising funds to maintain and grow our programs and services is an on-going challenge. In 2013 the IPC received the assistance of a professional fundraiser as an in-kind-donation from a local philanthropist. The Board and staff are working with her to develop an ambitious fundraising plan that prioritizes hiring a new Executive Director with fundraising skills to lead the organization into a new phase of our development. Additional goals for 2013 include developing IPC programs to meet the expanding demand for services, looking at bringing the current contractor on staff as the budget permits.  


The IPC fundraising goal for FY 2013 includes efforts to generate income to cover operating expenses for the IPC, as well as the expansion of programs and services to a growing population in need. Particular focus will be on:

  • Increased demand for programs for Senior citizens.
  • The increased number of undocumented immigrants who will be seeking immigration services if Comprehensive Immigration Reform is passed
  • Newly eligible immigrants from who will be seeking information on how to avail of any new visas that become available.


We are in the process of establishing a number of Board committees including an Advisory Board comprised of influential individuals who will be a resource for specific fundraising efforts. We are revising our marketing materials and strategy and developing templates that can be customized for use in all communications, including direct marketing materials, solicitation letters, and social media publicity.


To more effectively communicate the work that the staff accomplish on a daily basis we have introduced software to maintain client information securely and enable IPC to produce comprehensive reports on client demographics as well as outputs and outcomes. The software will also enable us to keep donor records, track donations, as well as manage events, produce mailings, reports, and interface with social media and email marketing tools. By the end of the summer we will have streamlined communications with current donors and new prospects and insured that all connections are aware of events and giving opportunities.

Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 154
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt
State Registration Exempt

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Ms. Sheila Gleeson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Chair Term Sept 2012 - Sept 2013
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ellen Begley-Woods Community Volunteer Voting
Reverend Daniel Finn Irish Pastoral Centre Voting
Connell Gallagher Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Sheila Gleeson Community Volunteer Voting
Anne Kingston Community Volunteer Voting
Robert Lynch Community Volunteer Voting
Michael John McCarthy IPC Staff NonVoting
Margaret Stapleton Community Volunteer --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Anne Geraghty Geraghty Associates NonVoting
Ms. Mary Mulvey Jacobson Irish Social Club of Boston NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 87%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The IPC is a wonderful organization firmly rooted in the Irish community, and now reaching out to the broader community to share expertise, skills, and services. As an organization with a mission to assist those who are most vulnerable and most in need, the challenge of fundraising is always facing us. Dedicated staff members work beyond the hours they are paid for to deliver professional and compassionate services to clients.

All of our programs continue to grow and expand. We are the first point of contact for a major segment of Irish seniors, new Irish immigrants, and those immigrants from around the world who are in need of immigration and legal assistance, counseling, and support. We provide the only support services for Irish prisoners and detainees in New England, as well as a community program for immigrants and their families who have suffered bereavement. Our outcome measures detail our success in providing these services. This past week in Boston alone--when the phones have not stopped ringing due to the traumatic events at the Boston Marathon and recent raids by Immigration, Customs Enforcement (ICE) and detentions of immigrants serve as a snapshot of the importance of IPC services for the community.

Funding is critical to continue and sustain the IPC programs that offer vital services and support for the community in the Greater Boston area and beyond through the programs described. Building an Advisory Council and broadening our donor base will augment our resources to insure sustainability.


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $500,000.00
Projected Expense $450,000.00
Form 990s --
Audit Documents

2012 Audited Financials - IPC

2011 Audited Financials - IPC

2010 Audited Financials - IPC

2009 Audited Financials - IPC

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue $421,195 $347,728 $334,847
Total Expenses $355,130 $405,756 $325,718

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $118,085 $62,108 $66,729
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $663 $1,622 $2,179
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $169,447 $95,723 $77,664
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $133,000 $188,275 $188,275

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Program Expense $274,845 $276,153 $219,560
Administration Expense $471 $1,610 $5,899
Fundraising Expense $79,814 $127,993 $100,259
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.19 0.86 1.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses 77% 68% 67%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 28% 81% 69%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Assets $275,233 $210,535 $266,355
Current Assets $257,775 $185,489 $234,948
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $4,658 $6,025 $4,034
Total Net Assets $270,575 $204,510 $262,321

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 6.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Purpose Purchase a building to house the Centre for the purpose of conducting agency/office operations, social activities, and workshops, and to provide meeting/conference space, as well as private counseling rooms.
Campaign Goal $10,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 55.34 30.79 58.24

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


The challenge for a smaller organization like the IPC that provides excellent services is how to take the next steps in organizational growth. The IPC has solidified our reputation in the community and there is an ever increasing demand for our services. This is particularly true of our Senior Program, so the challenge is how to make those services available to more people, to raise the funds needed to do this, and to retain the qualities that make the program what it is. With growing programs come the need to expand administrative and management to identify and collect the increased data and to put systems and processes in place to articulate the success of the work that we are doing.

On top of the necessary growth in our senior program is the likelihood that we will be facing a giant leap in demand for our immigration service program if/when immigration reform legislation is enacted. The challenges and opportunities for the IPC will be to grow our programs in a timely and structured way, to raise the needed funds and to put the management systems in place to maintain efficient and effective programs that meet our program goals and achieve the desired outcomes. We are committed to achieving our goals and are already moving forward with a new management plan, aggressive fundraising targets.

Our new data management plan is currently being implemented, and by the end of the summer we will have improved and streamlined program reporting. We will also have enhanced our fundraising capacity with better organized systems for donor relations. 

A critical element in this planned growth is hiring an Executive Director with the skills and expertise to lead the organization forward. We are in the early stages of the search process and have secured a commitment from the Irish Government for the necessary funds. We are also developing an aggressive fundraising plan to fund the growth of the organization and begin a capital campaign to secure a permanent home for the IPC.

Expense Breakdown

We are in the process of reviewing our financial reporting structure to reflect more clearly the allocations and ratio of our expenses as they relate to programs, administration, and fundraising. With planned aggressive organizational growth and fundraising goals, it is essential to present comprehensive and explicit data for practical accounting purposes, as well as to analyze our financial reports and educate prospective donors who will require specific information when considering an investment in the IPC with financial, in-kind, or volunteer support.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the Irish Pastoral Centre of the Archdiocese of Boston (IPC)'s Audited Financials. Please note, the IPC is part of the Catholic Church, under the c3 status held by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Please note - While the organization holds a 501c3 status it is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church, as such, no Form 990s are posted above.
The amount included in "Other" above (for FY 2010, 2011 & 2012) represents an annual grant for the Emigrant Support Programme.
Further revenue breakout detail, for FY 2010, 2011 & 2012 above, was provided by the organization. 


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The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.

1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?


2. What are your strategies for making this happen?


3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?


4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?


5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?