New Chair for University of Limerick Foundation
By Irish America Staff
April / May 2014
Loretta Brennan Glucksman is the new Chairman of the Board for the University of Limerick Foundation. Formerly the chairman of the American Ireland Funds, the Allentown, Pennsylvania-born philanthropist and her late husband, Lewis Glucksman, have made major contributions to the university over the past 20 years, funding key projects such as the Frank McCourt Chair in Creative Writing; Brennan Court Residence; the Glucksman Library; the Glucksman Chair in Contemporary Writing; the Glucksman Reading Room and the University Concert Hall.
Don Barry, the UL President, commenting on the announcement, said, “We are honored that Loretta has agreed to become Chair of the UL Foundation. She and her late husband, Lewis Glucksman, along with their close friend, Chuck Feeney, have helped to shape the University from its early days and continue to be a hugely important part of the UL success story.”
David Cronin, Chief Executive of the UL Foundation, said, “We are hugely appreciative that she will chair the Foundation in the coming years as we continue to play a leading role as a model for successful philanthropic investment.”
In response to her election, Loretta, whose roots lie in Donegal, Carlow and Leitrim, said, “My late husband Lew and I have a long history with the University of Limerick and I am delighted to be able to take on this challenge as we build on the University’s successes to date and the new opportunities that lie ahead.”