We had such a wonderful and very special night with Dermot Kennedy, Multi Platinum, Irish singer songwriter on the 20th of May in Sydney. What a talented and very nice, kind and thoughtful young man. A huge thank you to David Kelly for hosting us at PwC, Tristan MacManus for joining us and to Brett Murrihy for making the night possible.
Dermot was very, very generous indeed to take time out to attend our event for 80 people, helping us to thank and recognize the people that support us but also giving us an opportunity to provide an update on the work of the Fund and how impactful and important what we do is.
It was even more special to have Dermot with us as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary this year and Chairman Yvonne le Bas was very pleased to be able to tell guests this annual June grant round will see us raise our total donations to Ireland and Irish causes around the world including here in Australia to over $15 million across the pillars we support, education, community development, peace and reconciliation and arts. Directly supporting over 126 organisations, many more than once.
Executive Director Teresa Keating told guests that we would love the help of everyone that attended this very special event by:
- Putting a table of friends, family, colleagues together to attend our events
- Lunch in Brisbane on Friday 12 August 2022
- Dinner at Science Gallery Melbourne on Friday 26 August 2022
- Global 5K on 24 September 2022.
- Promote our activities on social media
- Make introductions for us, an extremely valuable way you can help
- Sponsor us and our events
- Host a small outreach breakfast, lunch or dinner for us for 15 – 20 people
- Donate auction items
- Make a tax deductible donation
- Offer us your skills
We are passionate about the work of The Ireland Funds, giving back to the country we were born in and to those less fortunate than ourselves. A lot of us received a free education in Ireland, assisting us to make a wonderful life for ourselves.
We are a network with a purpose, we bring people together to have fun, enjoy great activities and company giving us all joy and at the same time we know we are doing something good, we are giving back! All guests were invited to be part of The Ireland Funds family striving to be the largest network of friends of Ireland around the Globe! Together we can make a huge difference.