By Jim O’Connor, President, Douglas Elliman Property Management
Pat Dunne immigrated from Ireland in 1990, and was a longtime Resident Manager on Madison Avenue. In 2004 he helped create the Hibernian Provident Society building managers’ club. Having survived childhood cancer that took one of his legs, Pat became a big supporter of Ronald McDonald House, helping raise over $2.5 million, and was a founding member of the Children’s Happy Face Foundation.
Sadly, illness recently forced Pat to retire and return to his native Ireland, where he requires full-time care in a nursing home, putting enormous financial strain on his family. As his fellow manager’s say, after all his years of helping others, now it’s time to help Pat.
I am honored to be working with all six of the Resident Managers Associations to help raise funds for Pat’s care and transportation needs. Leading the effort are three of DEPM’s own resident managers: John Egan, Michael Donohue and Barry Campfield.
Rosie O’Grady’s restaurant generously donated their facilities for a fundraiser in November, where many property managers gathered in support of their friend and colleague. Donations can be mailed to: Pat Dunne Charitable Fund, c/o Michael Donoghue, 310 E. 53rd St. Apt. 4H, NY NY. Thanks for helping and Happy Holidays!