Monday, 28th July 2014

Friends of the Irish College

“The Friends of the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, Inc” (PIC-US) was established in 2000. This is a charitable organisation which financially assists the mission of the College. In its thirteen years in operation PIC-US has collected nearly $2 million in donations and has given over $900,000 in grants to the Pontifical Irish College.  The aim of PIC-US is to complement the programme of formation offered by the College by providing programs that would not normally be available to the College.  These have included pilgrimages to the Holy Land (2005) and in the footsteps of Saint Paul in Turkey (2006), Salamanca and Avila (2007), the provision of an all-weather sports facility, air conditioning for the main building, contribution towards the renovation of the library, installation of a solar hot water system, and the upgrading the College’s computer and information systems.  Currently PIC-US is engaged in projects to install a Prayer Garden on the grounds of the College and is assisting in a renovation of the College’s Chapel. Future projects include contributing to the renovation of the students rooms, expansion of the library and improved security for the College’s art works.

The Friends of the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, Inc. is incorporated in Washington DC and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a  §501 (c) (3) US public charity.

Its board of directors is composed of the following:

Most Revd Kevin Farrell, Bishop of Dallas (Chairman)

Mr Tom Prince (President)

Most Revd John Noonan, Bishop of Orlando

Mr Harvey Massey

Mr Bill Murphy

Most Revd John Fleming, Bishop of Killala

Monsignor Patrick J Caverly

Monsignor Liam Bergin

Monsignor Ciarán O’Carroll, Rector of the Pontifical Irish College, (Secretary).

If you would like further information on PIC-US, please contact rector@irishcollege.org.