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Spring Appeal

Spring Appeal 2020-05-08T15:28:21-05:00

a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization

4626 N. Knox Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60630

(773) 282-7035

Dear Fellow Members and Friends,

The Board of Directors of the Irish American Heritage Center hopes that you and your family are healthy and safe in the face of this pandemic. To support efforts to help stop the further spread of COVID-19, the IAHC closed its doors on March 16th and will remain closed until it is safe for our members, staff, volunteers, and partners to return to our building.

With our business halted, St. Patrick’s holiday celebrations and Irish Fest cancelled, and our future events on hold for now, the Irish American Heritage Center is in need. Even though our building is closed, fixed expenses remain.

In order to maintain basic functions into an unknown future, we need to raise at least $100,000. This need is critical and immediate, and we are reaching out to you as part of our community for your help.

Any contribution you make will make a direct impact on our effort to keep the mission of the IAHC alive.

Although our building is silent, our commitment to Irish culture and entertainment will never be. Go to or our Facebook page to see the content we have been sharing. Our partners and members look to the IAHC to showcase Irish culture and programming, so we’ll continue to bring you the best in Irish music, webinar opportunities, and news and information about what we’re doing.

Once again, Patrick and Peggy Burke have pledged a $25,000 matching gift for all donations of any size. Your gift will be multiplied because of the generosity of the Burkes. $25 becomes $50, $100 becomes $200 and $500 becomes $1000.  We need your continued support now more than ever.

Until we meet again.

Mike Shevlin
Irish American Heritage Center

The mission of Irish American Heritage Center is to nurture and strengthen Irish culture and heritage through programs in Irish music, literature, drama, traditional dance, fine arts and the constructive contributions of Irish and Irish Americans to the United States of America.

P.S. – If you have already donated to the Go Fund Me Charity Campaign, we thank-you!

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