Associated Irish Societies
PO Box 9078
New Haven CT 06532
Contact Information
Address PO Box 9078
New Haven, CT 06532-
Telephone (203) 410-3098 x
Fax 203-772-2271
E-mail chairperson@stpatricksdayparade.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
The Greater New Haven Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is the most significant cultural event conducted in the State of Connecticut each year. First started in 1842 the parade attracts between 250,000 to 300,000 people annually to the streets of New Haven making it the largest single day event in the state, the largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade between New York and Boston, and the sixth oldest parade in the country. In addition to spectators representing a broad ethnic spectrum, marchers come from as far as Ireland to participate. The Greater New Haven Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is recognized by the Library of Congress as a“Local Legacy”.

The parade itself represents the culmination of a year long, totally volunteer, effort by a committee working under the banner of the Associated Irish Societies, Inc. a non stock, not for profit corporation, recognized as a charitable and civic organization by the Internal Revenue Service under IRC 501 (c ) (3) .  The organization is open to all people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. That said the “Parade Committee”, as it is commonly known, does much more than merely put on a great parade. Each year the Parade Committee works with various other charitable and civic organizations to promote a better quality of life in the Greater New Haven area. By way of example last year the Parade Committee conducted a winter clothing drive to benefit the Columbus House, a New Haven home for the less fortunate; collected donations of money and food for West Haven Emergency Assistance Task Force (WHEAT); and worked with state and local police officials to collect and distribute over 3000 stuffed animals to children affected by traffic accidents.

While the Parade Committee enjoys the cooperation of the City of New Haven, the Parade Committee relies completely on private donations to raise the approximately $110,000 which must be collected each year in order to conduct its work.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1995
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Patrick J. Smith
Board Chair Mr. Coleman Walsh
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $123,195.00
Projected Expenses $122,397.00
Statements
Mission The Greater New Haven Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is the most significant cultural event conducted in the State of Connecticut each year. First started in 1842 the parade attracts between 250,000 to 300,000 people annually to the streets of New Haven making it the largest single day event in the state, the largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade between New York and Boston, and the sixth oldest parade in the country. In addition to spectators representing a broad ethnic spectrum, marchers come from as far as Ireland to participate. The Greater New Haven Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is recognized by the Library of Congress as a“Local Legacy”.

The parade itself represents the culmination of a year long, totally volunteer, effort by a committee working under the banner of the Associated Irish Societies, Inc. a non stock, not for profit corporation, recognized as a charitable and civic organization by the Internal Revenue Service under IRC 501 (c ) (3) .  The organization is open to all people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. That said the “Parade Committee”, as it is commonly known, does much more than merely put on a great parade. Each year the Parade Committee works with various other charitable and civic organizations to promote a better quality of life in the Greater New Haven area. By way of example last year the Parade Committee conducted a winter clothing drive to benefit the Columbus House, a New Haven home for the less fortunate; collected donations of money and food for West Haven Emergency Assistance Task Force (WHEAT); and worked with state and local police officials to collect and distribute over 3000 stuffed animals to children affected by traffic accidents.

While the Parade Committee enjoys the cooperation of the City of New Haven, the Parade Committee relies completely on private donations to raise the approximately $110,000 which must be collected each year in order to conduct its work.
Background The New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade started on March 17, 1842. We are the sixth oldest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the nation. We are CT's largest single day spectator event, with over 300,000 spectators. The New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade committee a.k.a. Associated Irish Societies, Inc. is comprised of four Irish organizations in the Greater New Haven Area. Members from these organizations make up the Committee. Committee members are male and female, young and old and are from all nationalities.
Impact To produce the New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade in New Haven, CT. Promoting history, culture and pride in ones community and heritage. Supporting other local non-profits via community programs and outreach. Donations include food, clothing, personal hygiene products, toys and if collected, monetary donations for others.
Needs Our organization relies on the support of community members. Volunteers, committee members, financial support and participants are all needed to produce the New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade each year.
CEO Statement The New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade committee a.k.a. Associated Irish Societies, Inc. is comprised of four Irish organizations in the Greater New Haven Area. Members from these organizations make up the Committee. Committee members are male and female, young and old and are from all nationalities and religion. We invite organizations all cities in CT and surrounding states to participate.
Board Chair Statement We are a volunteer based non-profit organization. We welcome all nationalities and religions to participate in the New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade. We are a family friendly event and have been so since 1842. With assistance from the community and local business owners we continue to grow and support our community.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Cultural & Ethnic Awareness
Secondary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Citizen Participation
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
State wide
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
The Associated Irish Societies are based in the Greater New Haven area. Members of this organization are from towns from all over CT. Our main area of work is concentrated in New Haven, West Haven, East Haven, North Haven, Hamden, Branford and surrounding towns. The Parade itself takes place in the City of New Haven.
Programs
Description It is the intention of the Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee and its sponsoring organizations, the Associated Irish Societies to put on an annual basis. The parade committee and the Associated Irish Societies are comprised of volunteers. The scope of the costs associated with this one day event is upwards of $100,000.00.
Population Served / /
CEO/Executive Director
Patrick J. Smith
Term Start June 2016
Email chairperson@stpatrickdayparade.org
Experience Patrick J. Smith is a volunteer.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 75
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 90%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation No
Board Chair
Mr. Coleman Walsh
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2015 to June 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Chief of Staff James Bohan Community Volunteer
Treasurer Kathleen Bowery Community Volunteer
Coordinator Monica Canning-Ball Community Volunteer
Secretary Courtney Lundgren-Connors Community Volunteer
Grand Marshal Clifford W. Lynch Jr.Community Volunteer
Executive Secretary Mary Malenda Community Volunteer
Chairman Patrick J. Smith Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 4
Standing Committees
Audit
Nominating
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30 2017
Projected Revenue $123,195.00
Projected Expenses $122,397.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
tax exemption letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$52,396$38,104$67,431
Administration Expense--$1,350--
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.642.361.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%97%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$61,871$149,595$96,028
Current Assets$61,871$149,595$96,028
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$61,871$149,595$96,028
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
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