Emmanuel President Honored by Charitable Irish Society
March 20, 2012
The Charitable Irish Society of Boston presented a lifetime achievement award to Emmanuel College President Sr. Janet Eisner, SND on March 17th during its 275th Anniversary Dinner. The annual event, held this year at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, recognizes those in the community who have contributed with "Good Will Doing Service," the motto of the society.
Society Board Member and Emmanuel College alumna Paula Carroll '72 presented Sr. Janet with her award.
"The Sr. Janet I now know is truly a leader–inspired and inspiring, pioneering, dogged, sincere, down to earth and practical, yet willing to reach for the stars and always, always, gracious and thoughtful of others," said Carroll. "I believe–I know–that this inspiration and courage to pursue goals for the good comes from her deep faith in God and her dedication to the ideals and values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur whose original mission wasn't just to educate young women and girls and later boys and men but to educate them to go out into the community and contribute to its betterment."
Established in 1737, the Charitable Irish Society of Boston is the oldest Irish Society in North America. Its purpose for 275 years has been to provide aid and assistance to newly arrived Irish immigrants in the Boston area. Fellow honorees for 2012 included Chief Inspector of Garda Siochana Inspectorate Kathleen O'Toole, Founder and Past President of the Friends of the Public Gardens Henry Lee and media personality, poet and playwright Dick Flavin.