On Monday, October 1st, our supporters gathered at Bayonne Golf Club for the 16th annual NJ Golf Classic.
This year’s honoree was Bob Garrett, New York Office Managing Partner, KPMG LLP.
After a great brunch, Ireland Funds America VP of Development, Pat Tully welcomed the guests, went over the rules for the day and sent the golfers out on to the challenging links of Bayonne.
Later that evening, Ireland Funds America Vice President of Development, Kyle Clifford, opened the formal dinner program, thanked the committee, co-chairs and sponsors and welcomed honoree Bob Garrett to the podium to accept his award.
Bob thanked his friends and KPMG Partners who joined us and spoke warmly about the work that the Ireland Funds do for Irish causes around the world.
Ireland Funds America Chairman, John Fitzpatrick, then addressed the supporters and announced that the event raised over $250,000 for our grant round.
Pat Tully followed John with a spirited live auction including a VIP trip to the All-Ireland Football Final in Dublin in September 2019.
Following the live auction, Ireland Funds America Chairman Emeritus, Loretta Brennan Glucksman thanked John Fitzpatrick and congratulated the committee on another successful NJ Golf Classic.
Co-chairs, Pat Leahy and Matthew McBride then gave out the golf awards, with the winning team going to George Stoll and GMS partners with a -19 Net score.
Special thanks to KPMG, Broadridge for sponsoring the event and to Ott Miller Chevrolet for sponsoring the hole-in-one prize..