b'The Ireland Funds Monaco Welcomes Guadalupe Smurt as its new PresidentGuadalupeSmurtwasborninMexicoandlivedintheUSAandSpainbefore settling in Monaco with husband Alan and daughter Ann, six years ago. She is a keen golf player and particularly enjoys playing at the K Club course in Kildare. The Smurt family has philanthropy at the very heart of their being and they have been particularly generous supporters of The Ireland Funds over the years providing vital support for its charitable causes. Guadalupes brother-in-law, Sir Michael, Honorary Consul for Ireland in Monaco, received The Ireland Funds Monaco Princess Grace Humanitarian Award in 2018. GuadalupeisthepatronoftheMonaco Policebasketballteam.Sheandherdaugh-terAnnrecentlyattendedatournamentwhich sawtheirteamwingoldmedalsintheMonaco basketballchallenge.Shealsosupportsthe Monacopolicefundfororphansandsick childrenandsaid,Ibelieveitisimportantto help the people who help and protect us. The police do a wonderful job keeping us safe in Monaco and it is good to be able to give back to them and their families." Guadalupe is passionate about supportingherlocalcommunityand inparticular,projectsinvolvingyouth and sports. Talking about her new role asPresidentofTheIrelandFunds Monaco,Guadalupesaid,Iamreally looking forward to working on some new Irishandlocalcommunityprojectsto supportyoungpeopleandhelpthem developandgainvaluablelifeskills. IhavesomeideasthatIhopewill strengthen the bond between Monaco andIrelandandopenupsomenew opportunitiesforchildrenfromboth countries.connect 201955'