July 8, 2015
We are writing in response to the recent character attacks on Mr. Jon Cronin, local developer and principal of The Cronin Group. Regardless of where we stand as individuals, many of us homeowners and residents of South Boston, on the development projects dotting the landscape of our neighborhood, we are united in our respect and gratitude for Mr. Cronin’s legendary generosity.
For close to two decades, Jon has been a champion of the people and community of South Boston; a true philanthropist who has unfailingly supported the non-profit community and the people we serve at every turn. Always a gentleman, Jon prefers his considerable contributions to be mostly quiet, anonymous, with little fanfare or credit. Always the first to respond, not only in crisis but also for the simple, everyday needs he sees in the community, Jon has provided countless opportunities for our neighborhood’s young people.
Jon’s investment in the families, youth and seniors of South Boston and the programs that support them, is well known to us on the front lines of social services. We are grateful for his many years of support and honored to speak to Jon’s good character.
Kathy Lafferty – South Boston Neighborhood House
Robert Monahan – Julie’s Family Learning Program
Sr. MaryAdele Robinson – Laboure Center
John McGahan – Gavin Foundation
Andy Ward – South Boston Collaborative Center
Michael Dowling – Medicine Wheel Productions