On Friday evening, the 13th of May, The Ireland Funds Spring Gala 2016 took place. The gala was held in the wonderfully elegant surrounds of the InterContinental Hotel in Ballsbridge. During the evening guests enjoyed wine and a delicious dinner before The Spirit of Ireland Awards were presented.
Gary McGann, Chairman of Paddy Power plc, recently retired Group CEO of Smurfit Kappa Group received the Outstanding Contribution to Business Award. Gary is one of Ireland’s most accomplished Chief Executives and an active philanthropist.
The Outstanding Contribution to Arts & Culture Award was presented to Jim Sheridan, a master storyteller, writer and director of some of Ireland’s most memorable films including In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot, and The Boxer.
The evening helped raise both funding and awareness for the vital work that the Ireland Funds does across the island. Blueface is one of The Ireland Funds corporate partners, and was represented at the event by our management team – Alan Foy, Feargal Brady, Nameer Kazzaz, Brendan Gaffney, Luca Caralvi, Brian Martin, Sean O’Riordan and the marketing team.
About The Ireland Funds
The Worldwide Ireland Funds are a philanthropic network that supports worthy causes in Ireland and around the world. Our mission is to be the largest network of friends of Ireland dedicated to supporting programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland.
Founded in 1976, The Worldwide Ireland Funds currently operate in 12 countries and have raised over $500 million for over 3,000 outstanding organizations.
Learn more here.
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