b'AROUND THE WORLDWASHINGTON D.C.Washington D.C. National GalaMarch, 2019 The Ireland Funds hosted its 27th Annual National Gala atTheDavisand Amb.Elizabeth Frawley Bagley , the event celebrated Irish culture National Building Museumin Washington, D.C. An Taoiseach,Leo Varadkar, and heritage and generated support for the work of The Ireland Funds. Guests TD Prime Minister of Ireland, addressed the 700+ guests attending The Irelandof note included H.E.Daniel Mulhall , Irish Ambassador to the U.S; SirKim Dar-Funds event as part of his multi-stop St. Patricks Day visit to the United Statesroch , then British Ambassador to the US; and RepresentativeRichard E. NealThe Galas theme wasA Celebration of Visionary Womenand honored four(D-MA-1) Chairman ofFriends of Irelandin Congress.business, government and media leaders. SenatorJeanne Shaheen(D, NH) re-1John Fitzpatrick, Amb. Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, Susan Davis, Sarah Friar, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar,ceived theLeadership in Government and Public Service Award ;Sarah Friar ,Norah ODonnell, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Caitriona FottrellCEO ofNextdoorreceived theBusiness Leadership Award ;Norah ODonnell ,2Amb. Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, Susan Davis3An Taoiseach Leo VaradkarCo-Host ofCBS This Morningreceived theLeadership in Media Awardand the4Norah ODonnell receives the Leadership in Media Award5Sen. Jeanne Shaheen receives the Leadership in Government and Public Service AwardHon.Abigail Slater , Special Assistant to The President for Technology, Tele- 6Sarah Friar receives the Business Leadership Awardcommunications & Cyber Security Policy, National Economic Council received7Gail Slater receives the Leadership in Government Award8Rep. Richard NealtheLeadership in Government Award . The evening was a gathering of Gala9John FitzpatrickChairs, Irish and Irish American leaders, in business, government, the media10 Lorraine, Tom &Claudia Corcoran11 The National Building Museumand the arts. Emceed by Board Directors of The Ireland Funds AmericaSusan12 Guest, Gail Slater, Guest, John FeeheryPhotos: Erika Layne and Caitlin Myler1connect 201976'