Fund-raiser for UES building manager

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A social society for building managers in Manhattan is holding a fund-raiser for the family of a long-time Upper East Side building manager forced by illness to retire.

Pat Dunne

Pat Dunne

The Hibernia Provident Society is raising money for Pat Dunne, one of its founding members, at a fund-raiser Nov. 19 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Rosie O’Grady’s, 800 Seventh Ave. at 52nd Street. The group promises food, a raffle and other prizes.

Dunne worked for years as a building manager at 159 Madison Avenue and was instrumental in raising $2.5 million for the NY Ronald McDonald House. When he won a car through a raffle, Dunne donated it to the charity (even though his own car had broken down two months before). He was forced to stop work a year ago, and moved back to Ireland in June.

Donations can be made payable to:
The Pat Dunne Charitable Fund, c/o Michael Donoghue, 310 E. 53 St., Apt. 4H, NY, NY 10022

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