Moran, who passed away on Sunday aged 65, was a titan within the Irish-American community in New York. An extremely successful businessman, Tom had a lengthy career at Mutual of America where he rose to become Chairman, CEO and President before his eventual retirement in 2016. He was also a legendary philanthropist, humanitarian and peacemaker, who played a crucial role throughout the Northern Ireland peace process.
Tom became involved in Concern Worldwide after a meeting with the former head of Concern, Fr Aengus Finucane, in New York, who was at the time laying the groundwork for the US base of Concern. Sharing a strong mutual humanitarian bond, the two men developed a deep friendship and for over two decades, Tom led the growth of Concern US, investing time, resources and an endless amount of passion and energy into what was a new organisation at the time.
From 2001 to 2017, Tom Moran chaired the board of Concern US and also served on the board of Concern Worldwide in Ireland. His passion for humanitarianism and helping others was only matched by his love for Ireland and in 2015 he was presented with the prestigious Irish Presidential Distinguished Services Award, which recognises: ‘those who have served Ireland with distinction and actively contributed to the country in a sustained manner.’