The Ireland Funds Gala

Kyle Clifford, vice president of Development of The Ireland Funds America; Caitriona Fottrell, the Ireland Funds vice president and director, Ireland; honoree Eileen K. Murray, co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates LP; honoree Ronan Dunne, executive vice president & president of Verizon Consumer Group; honoree Saoirse Ronan, Academy Award-nominated actress; and John Fitzpatrick, chairman of The Ireland Funds America. (Photo: Michael Nagle)

By Irish America Staff
May / June 2019

The Ireland Funds 44th annual New York Gala raised over $2.3 million for Irish charities and causes. Actress Saoirse Ronan, Verizon’s Ronan Dunne, and Bridgewater Associates’ Eileen K. Murray were honored at the 2019 gala, which was held at Chelsea Pier New York on May 2.

“Tonight’s gala is such a testament to the unwavering bonds between New York and Ireland,” said John Fitzpatrick, chairman of The Ireland Funds America. “This annual gathering is so much more than just a celebration. It is a chance for our supporters to express their care for Ireland through philanthropic partnership with the Ireland Funds. Thanks to them, we are able to identify and invest in outstanding Irish organizations that strengthen the island of Ireland. We are immensely grateful to our supporters and tonight is a great opportunity to say thank you.”  ♦

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