Posts Tagged ‘Concern Worldwide’

Concern Celebrates 50 Years

On Tuesday, December 4, at Cipriani Wall Street, Concern Worldwide US held its 22nd Annual Seeds of Hope Award Dinner, which this year also marked the 50th anniversary of its founding in Dublin in 1968. Over 700 guests attended the international humanitarian organization’s largest fundraising event, helping raise more than $2 million to benefit Concern’sRead more..

Women of Concern Annual Luncheon

The Women of Concern Annual Luncheon was held on Thursday, June 21 at the Pierre Hotel, with two very worthy honorees, Aine Brazil, Vice Chairman of Thornton Tomasetti, and William Moore, Executive Director of the Eleanor Crook Foundation. Aine, who was born in County Galway, is a leading structural engineer on such projects as the HudsonRead more..

A Man of the People:
Thomas J. Moran

The news of Tom Moran’s death just after midnight on Sunday, August 12, hit hard.  He is a great loss to the Irish, and larger community, where he was a giant supporter of everything – from arts and education, and peace in Northern Ireland – to bringing relief to troubled spots in around the globe. Tom, whoRead more..

Mission Possible:
Concern Worldwide at 50

Concern, Ireland’s largest humanitarian aid agency, has been serving the poorest of the poor for 50 years. Ed Kenney Jr. and Kieran McConville, both of whom work for Concern, explore the organization’s history. ℘℘℘ The story begins 50 years ago in the parlor of a modest townhouse on Northumberland Road in Dublin, moving on quicklyRead more..

Eileen McDonnell Honored at Concern U.S. Seeds of Hope Awards

Concern Worldwide U.S. recognized Penn Mutual chairman and CEO Eileen McDonnell at its 21st annual Seeds of Hope dinner in November. McDonnell was honored for her outstanding dedication to improving the lives of the world’s poorest people, particularly women and young girls. “I am humbled by Concern Worldwide’s perseverance in their commitment not only to emergency relief, butRead more..

Women of Concern

The 2017 Women of Concern Awards Luncheon, hosted by Concern Worldwide US in New York in June, raised over $450,000 to advance Concern’s work fighting extreme poverty, a new record. Over 500 guests championed Concern’s work changing the lives of women and girls globally, and celebrated honorees Carrie Craigmyle, SVP account director at PHD Media, and #1Read more..

New Leadership for Concern Worldwide U.S.

Two Irish America Business 100 honorees have been unanimously elected chair of the board of directors and chief executive officer of the non-profit international humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide U.S., an independent affiliate of the Dublin-based Concern Worldwide, as part of a planned leadership succession plan. Joanna Geraghty, who currently serves as JetBlue’s executive vice presidentRead more..

Huge Turnout for Women of Concern

CEO and founder of Solera Molly Ashby (center) received the Women of Concern Leadership Award at the 13th Annual Women of Concern Luncheon in New York in June. The lunch was the most successful in Concern’s history, raising more than $450,000 for Concerns programs fighting poverty in 29 countries. “One thing I have seen whileRead more..

A Challenging Response:
Concern in Nepal

Concern Worldwide has been responding to emergencies around the world since it was born amid the chaos of the Biafran war in Nigeria 47 years ago. Floods, famines, wars, and earthquakes all provide different challenges and test the skills and ingenuity of those who respond. The latest disaster, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake here in the southRead more..

Celebrities Hand Over Purses

Celebrities have handed over their purses, literally, in aid of a good cause. In January, Concern Worldwide held an auction to raise money for its work assisting the impoverished in developing parts of the world. Isabella Rossellini, Barbara Walters, and Marian Keyes were a few of the names who donated their handbags to be auctioned.Read more..