The NYC Knights of St. Patrick, a non-profit providing financial support for New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade, will host its 35th annual Gala at the Union League Club in Manhattan on October 26. 

The non-profit, New York City Knights of St. Patrick which also provides financial support to Irish cultural organizations and causes across the city, will honor Patrick M. Dolan, Patrick J. McGowan, and Kay Quinlivan for their significant contributions to the business, labor, philanthropy, and the non-profit sectors in New York. 

Patrick M. Dolan,  Director of Metal Trades at the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada, is being recognized as Labor Leader of the Year at the upcoming Gala, while McGowan, the founder and CEO of McGowan Builders, is being recognized as Business Executive of the Year. 

McGowan Builders is a leading construction firm in New York, with projects including Manhattan’s Dream Hotel and Sirius XM’s recording studio renovation in Miami Beach. 

Meanwhile, Quinlivan, a long-serving supporter of the New York City Knights of St. Patrick, will be recognized as the Knight of the Year at the upcoming event. 

A member of the NYC Knights for 28 years, Quinlivan previously served as the organization’s Secretary-Treasurer following the death of her husband Joe. She spent her 40-year career at Seagram’s Corporation, becoming one of the few female executives in the global liquor business. She also played a quite significant role with the Board of the Directors of the Catholic Youth Organization.

Since its founding in 1988, the New York City Knights of St. Patrick have donated nearly $2 million to the great New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and organizations including Solace House, Emerald Isle Immigration Center, the Irish Arts Center, the New York Irish Center, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.