b'AROUND THE WORLD AUSTRALIA1David Murray, Gerri Binns, Yvonne Le Bas, Teresa Keating2H.E. BreandnCaolla3David Kelly, Tim HarrowellPhotos: Kristy McVay Photography1 2 3Sydney Supporters ReceptionMarch, 2019The Ireland Funds Australia celebrated the start of the weekwithTrinity College Business Schoolto support 20 scholarship places in their of St Patricks Day festivities with a reception for our wonderful supportersMBA Programme. With four scholarships a year over five years, it is a wonder-hosted in the corporate offices ofDeloitte . ChairmanYvonne Le Baswelcomedful opportunity for Australian residents to earn their MBA at Irelands leading guests, fellow Governors and major sponsors and provided an overview ofuniversity. Irish AmbassadorBreandnCaollaspoke, endorsing the work significant impacts over the last two years, including our largest-ever grantof The Ireland Funds Australia, the connections made both here and across round in 2018 of more than $1.8 million which was donated to worthwhileIreland and how significant our help is to people in need. projects in Ireland and Australia. Yvonne also spoke of the partnership formed Melbourne Supporters Reception1 2 3April, 2019The Ireland Funds Australia thanked its supporters with a Fridaytralia and over the last 5 years 88.4% of tax-deductible gifts received by us have evening reception co-hosted withScience Gallery Melbourneat Melbournebeen directly allocated to our projects.Rose Hiscock,Director of SGM spoke University. ChairmanYvonne Le Basprovided an overview of our activity overof the hugely successfulPerfection Exhibitionlast September, a powerful colli-the last two years including celebrating our 30th Anniversary and hosting thesion of art and science. Science Gallery Melbourne is part of the award-winning President of Ireland in Sydney in 2017. Yvonne was thrilled to advise guestsScience Gallery International Networkfounded atTrinity College Dublin . Rose that since our inception 32 years ago, The Ireland Funds Australia has donatedwas delighted to work with The Ireland Funds which enabled children from dis-more than $12.3 million to 115 projects across the island of Ireland and in Aus- advantaged areas in Melbourne and Dublin to visit their respective exhibitions.1Fergus Ryan AO, Prof. Philomena Murray, Yvonne Le Bas, James Dunne2Harriet Auld, Rose Hiscock, Martin Carlson, Ciaran Horgan3Ryan Jefferies, Jeffrey RobinsonBrisbane Supporters ReceptionJune, 2019On a balmy night atBlackbirdin Brisbane, friends and supporters of The Ireland Funds Australia came together to connect, have some fun and provide an opportunity for people to give back.Executive DirectorTeresa Keatingcongratulated Board MemberDr. Tom Moorewhose sonStephen , former Captain of theWallabieswas acknowledged in theQueens Honour Listthe week before. It was also great to have Former Board MemberSallyanne Atkinson AOjoin on the night and our Brisbane Young Leader Committee were also in attendance headed1 2up byJude Bolger. Teresa gave an update of the work of The Ireland Funds Australia and was1Vicky Bolger, Teresa Keating, John Jeffreythrilled to advise attendees that in 2018 the largest-ever grant round of more than $1.8 million was2Brendan McGuckin, Amanda Donoghue, Angela Sheehan donated to projects such asScience Gallery Melbourne ,Integrate My Schooland theTrinity St Jamess Cancer Instituteand that since its inception 32 years ago, The Ireland Funds Australia has donated more than $12.3 million to 115 projects across the island of Ireland and in Australia.connect 201984'