Tara Knights Society
The Tara Knights Society
is Iona College's oldest service organization. Deeply rooted in the history of the College, the group was founded in 1940 on the ideals of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Since then, they have dedicated themselves to service, mission, and to impact both our world and local community. The Tara Knights Society won most improved organization at the 2013 Gael Awards. Entry into the Tara Knights Society is nomination-based.
Hands Around Iona
is the Tara Knight's annual fund-raiser held to aid the Christian Brothers and their work with communities across the globe. One day a year, hundreds gather on the field and hold hands in solidarity to raise money for a cause. Over the past few years with the help of many students, faculty and administration, the Knights have impacted areas in El Doret, Sierra Leone and Kenya by assisting in school developments and water tower projects.
Battle For A Cause is an annual event in which teams of students represent various philanthropies in a “battle of the bands” style competition. After the audience votes on their favorite performances, all of the money that is raised during the event is given to the philanthropy of the winning team. This program has aided in serving those in both our local and global communities.
Want to get involved or have a question? The Tara Knights Society is always looking for new charities, causes, and ways to serve others! If you have any ideas or inquiries, contact Anthony Aurrichio.