b'ConnectFALL / WINTER / 2019Dear Fellow Donors,Welcome to the latest edition of Connect Magazine. 2019 has been a strong year so far for The Ireland Funds. We were delighted to welcome David Cronin as the new President & CEO of The Ireland Funds America and we look forward to working with him as we continue to build this great organization. Over the past number of months, we have hosted some incredible events around the world. The high-light of course, was our Annual Worldwide Conference held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. While in Belfast, our donors had the opportunity to visit some of the extraordinary projects we support such as Integrated Education and PeacePlayers.We were also delighted to announce our 1 million grant round whereby projects across the island of Ireland can apply for funding. This would not be possible without your consistent generosity. It will truly make a difference to the lives of people all over Ireland and I look forward to you reading about and hopefully visiting these projects in the near future. I hope you enjoy the stories in this edition of Connect magazine in the knowledge that The Ireland Funds is lending substantial support to those making a real difference on the ground across Ireland. We are immensely proud of what you have enabled us to achieve and we hope you share that pride.After six years, my term as Chairman will come to a close at the end of 2019. It has been a privilege to serve as Chairman of this great organization and I would like to thank you all for your support during my tenure. I look forward to remaining involved and continuing to support The Ireland Funds and our incredible projects. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate long-time board member Gene McQuade upon being elected as our new Chairman, and fellow long-time board member Shaun Kelly upon his election as our new Vice Chairman, with both terms commencing on January 1st, 2020. Both gentlemen have distinguished themselves by their dedication to our mission, and I know that they will continue to do great things for this organization. Working together with our great team, led by David Cronin, Caitriona Fottrell and our newly appointed Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Conall McGonagle, I just know that together they will all help The Ireland Funds make tremendous leaps forward in the name of helping people with great needs. As my second term as Chairman winds down, I am excited to know that the organization that I care about sopassionatelyisinsuchgreathands.IwishourChairman-electandourViceChairman-electgreat success, and I look forward to giving them my full support as we move forward.Thank you again for your ongoing generosity.Kind regards,John FitzpatrickChairman, The Ireland Funds Americaconnect 20193'