The Denver Dinner was the first Colorado-based event held by The Ireland Funds in more than 14 years.
The evening began with guests mingling – many were meeting for the first time. Darina Padian, Texas and Colorado Director, welcomed the group, followed by an icebreaker and introductions around the table. A few lines from Irish songs and poetry were shared by the group along with jokes and many laughs.
During the dinner, Darina spoke about the history of The Ireland Funds, its mission, and highlighted some of the many projects supported by our generous donors. With close to 17% of the Colorado population claiming Irish ancestry, there is a natural connection already in place between Ireland and Colorado.
The group shared ideas and suggestions about fundraising efforts and future event themes that could be successful moving forward in growing the presence of The Ireland Funds in the Denver area and beyond. Overall, the guests enjoyed learning about The Ireland Funds, making new friendships and supporting our efforts in re-launching the Colorado Chapter.
Bill Cassidy, Lucy Cassidy, Dennis Gallagher, Alan Groarke, Noel Hickey, Greg Kaczmarczyk, Rhona Kaczmarczyk , Anne McCarthy, Susan Morrice, Heather Nagle, Sean Nagle, Gabrielle Stewart, Bill Sullivan, Nancy Sullivan, Lisa Switzer, Edward Timmins.