Pylone Chantha Orphanage Project Fund

On a trip to Anguilla in 2019, Jerry O’Halloran and his wife had the good fortune of meeting Mary Pat O’Hanlon and Raoul Rodriguez at the Hibernia Restaurant. He learned about the work the couple was doing to help an orphanage in Myanmar, raising funds to support a loving home and an education for roughly 50 children.

Upon returning to the States, Jerry asked The Philanthropy Initiative to do an equivalency determination for the nonprofit Mary Pat and Raoul had begun some years ago, and established the Pylone Chantha Orphanage Project Fund at the Boston Foundation to enable U.S. travelers and others to contribute to this meaningful project “to put smiles on the faces of young boys and girls in Myanmar.”

Pylone Chantha Orphanage photo

Many of the things we need can wait,
But the child cannot.
Right now is the time.
His bones are being formed
His blood is being made &
His senses are being developed.
To him we cannot answer, TOMORROW
His name is TODAY

Your generous contribution will help sustain the children, improve their dismal living conditions, and take care of their most pressing needs. You may learn more about this project at, or contact Mary Pat and Raoul directly at

If you have any questions about donating, please contact our Fund Administration Office at 617-338-2213. For those interested in contributing with a cash wire, securities or other non-cash assets, please email the Senior Director of Philanthropy at