b'AROUND THE WORLDNEW YORKMay, 2019 Over 900 guests from the spheres of business, the arts and politicsCo-CEO ofBridgewater Associates LP , received the2019 Leslie C. Quick Jr. came together to support the largest of the 150 global events held each yearLeadership Awardwhich annually recognizes a person of outstanding character by The Ireland Funds. The night raised over $2.3 million in support of Irishand business acumen and she is the first woman to receive the Award. Messages charities and causes. Three-time Oscar nomineeSaoirse Ronanwas honoredof support praising the work of The Ireland Funds were sent byMichael D. by The Ireland Funds with its2019 Performing Arts Awardin recognition ofHiggins , President of Ireland and An TaoiseachLeo Varadkar , Prime Minister her prolific work on stage and in films such as Atonement, Lady Bird, Brooklyn, Theof Ireland, Notable guests at the 2019 Gala includedCiarn Madden , Irelands Grand Budapest Hotel and most recently, Mary Queen of Scots. Also recognizedConsul General; AmbassadorGeraldine Byrne Nason , Irelands Permanent on the evening wasRonan Dunne , Executive Vice President and President ofRepresentative to the United Nations; andNorman Houston , Director of the Verizon Consumer Group . He received the2019 Corporate Leadership Award Northern Ireland Bureau.in recognition of his leadership in business and philanthropy.Eileen K. Murray , 1connect 201968'