Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Boston Young Leaders St. Patrick’s Celebration 2017

On March 15th, the Boston Young Leaders hosted a record crowd of 600+ at their annual St. Patrick’s Celebration, their most-attended event of the year. Keeping with their tradition of top venues, the Young Leaders, their friends and other Ireland Funds’ supporters were welcomed to the Harborview Ballroom of the Seaport World Trade Center. Overlooking Boston Harbor, appropriately up-lit in green, equipped with a very popular Guinness bar and well-stocked food stations, the room was filled with laughter, stories and even some dancing. In addition to their Irish-rooted selections, popular Boston-based Irish band Devri once again provided a variety of music, while guests enjoyed the perfectly-drawn pints of Guinness and hors d’oeuvres.

The Auction Tables drew golfers, diners, sports fans, workout enthusiasts, hotel shoppers and even some bargain hunters, generating the last-minute revenue which established a new income record, no surprise given the leadership and enthusiasm of the St. Patrick’s Celebration Committee.

In his remarks, Irish-born St. Patrick’s Celebration Chairman Aengus McAllister (Synergy Investments) thanked everyone, especially the Vice Chairmen: Terence Connell (Connell Limited Partnership), Ryan Connolly (Morgan Stanley) and John Cronin (Blackstone), and the “best Young Leaders Committee in Boston.” As an Irish expatriate, he applauded the grant-making efforts of The Ireland Funds across the island of Ireland for its impact on hundreds of Irish charities and causes. Next on the podium, The Ireland Funds’ New England Director and Vice President of Major Gifts Steve Greeley put the event in context by highlighting The Ireland Funds’ forty-year history of philanthropy and the importance of the Young Leaders to The Ireland Funds’ future.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters,
particularly our Patron Sponsor

Suffolk Construction


and our Benefactor Sponsors

The Claremont Companies,


Bob & Laura Reynolds

State Street

Synergy Investments


and our Emerald Sponsors

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
Boston Building Maintenance
Boston College Irish Institute
Boston Private Bank
Callahan Construction Managers
Commodore Builders
Connell Limited Partnership
Dick & Anne Marie Connolly
Ryan Connolly
Connors Family Office
Fusion Design Consultants
Goldman Sachs
Invest Northern Ireland
John Hancock
Jones Lang LaSalle
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Nutter McLennen
Rafi Properties
Transwestern RBJ

Photo Credits: Michael Petrocelli Photography



Stephen Greeley

Vice President of Development / New England Director

The Ireland Funds America

10 Post Office Square, Suite 1205 Boston MA 02109

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