UCD’s Smurfit Business School Annual New York Fundraiser
The University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School held its 15th Annual New York Benefit Dinner at the Metropolitan Club in New York in October, with more than 200 alumni and friends in attendance. Angela Moore (center), managing director of Macha Capital; Paul Mulligan (center left), president of Coca-Cola Refreshments North America; and Brian O’Driscoll (center right), a former Leinster, Ireland and Lions professional rugby player, were all honored at the gala dinner. Over the years, the dinner has raised more than $2.4 million, which has gone to scholarships for students to attend the school.
Moore is the wife of the late Dr. George Moore, founder of the Virginia Distillery Company in the Blue Ridge Mountains and one of Irish America’s longtime Business 100 leaders.
Speaking at the event, professor Anthony Brabazon (left), Dean of UCD College of Business, highlighted the work of the college said, “Our ambition is to place the UCD school of business firmly in the top 50 of business schools globally,” emphasizing that the Financial Times has ranked several programs in that category. “Because our students aspire to be the best, so must we.” ♦