The Virtual Boston Gala was a wonderful gathering of The Ireland Funds’ community of friends and family.
The Ireland Funds honored Steve Greeley on his retirement as New England Director of The Ireland Funds and in recognition of his leadership and unwavering commitment to helping Ireland thrive. For the past 12 years, Steve has been instrumental to the success and growth of The Ireland Funds throughout New England and this special acknowledgment was so well deserved.
In addition to tributes to Steve led by Jack Connors and Devin Condron, guests heard inspirational words from the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, Liam Neeson, The Edge, Michael Flatley, Michael Kelly and Marie Heaney. Musical performances were provided by the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Music Generation, two outstanding programs funded by The Ireland Funds.
During the program, tributes were paid to two of Ireland’s greatest friends and founding fathers of The Ireland Funds in Boston, Joe Corcoran and Jack Dunfey, whose generosity and leadership bettered the lives of thousands of people across Boston and the island of Ireland.
Most importantly, the impact, stories and messages of gratitude from projects on the frontlines in Ireland, were shared. This included personal messages of thanks to Steve from the Founders and CEOs of organizations funded by The Ireland Funds such as Blossom Ireland, Cuan Mhuire, Early Learning Initiative and AsIAm.
Thanks our friends and donors, we reached our ambitious target of $2 million from our virtual events in Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco. This magnificent result is testament to the strength of our community and friends who year after year, have stood by The Ireland Funds even in the most challenging of times. In doing so, our donors truly strengthened The Ireland Funds’ work in delivering critical services to communities in need across the island of Ireland.
This special virtual gathering would not have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors, and we are especially grateful to our Dinner Chair, Devin Condron of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, and to our Dinner Committee whose steadfast commitment and dedication to our mission ensured the success of our first-ever virtual Boston Gala in the event’s 39 year history.
|Barbara & Tom Feller||Beacon Capital|
|Boston Scientific Corporation||Devin & Erin Condron|
|The Corcoran Family||The Flatley Family Foundation|
|Gene & Peggy McQuade||John Hancock|
|Kip & Peggy Condron||Leslie King & Bart Grenier|
|MassMutual||McKinsey & Company|
|MFS Investment Management||Putnam Investments|
|Loretta Brennan Glucksman|
|Boston College||Boston Partners|
|Broadridge Financial Solutions||Goldman Sachs|
|JP Morgan Chase & Co|
|Anne & Bill McNally||BNP Paribas|
|Dennis Burns||Citi Custody and Fund Services|
|Clough Capital Partners||Connell Limited Partnership|
|Dick & Ann Marie Connolly||John & Stephanie Connaughton|
|Linda & Jay Hooley||Edmund & Jennifer Murphy|
|The O’Hanley Family||Scott & Nancy Powers|
|BNY Mellon||Eaton Vance|
|Jay Cashman||Miceal & Shelby Chamberlain|
|Jimmy & Kerrie Coughlin||The Murren Family Foundation|
|Kevin & Anne Phelan||Natixis Investment Managers|
Virtual Boston Gala 2020
Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Virtual Boston Gala 2020
Leslie King Grenier
N. Scott Knight
Amy Koch Flynn
Edmund Murphy III
R. Robert Popeo