Jane McKenna honoured by American Ireland Fund

19 Jan


Jane McKenna honoured at American Ireland Fund’s Gala dinner in Boston…

More than 1,000 guests gathered recently for The American Ireland Fund’s 29th Annual Boston Gala at the Westin Boston Waterfront. The fundraiser, one of The Ireland Fund’s 100-plus worldwide events, supports Irish philanthropic causes and a portion of the proceeds of the 2010 Gala will benefit LauraLynn House.  We are so grateful to Steve Greeley and everyone at the American Ireland Fund for honouring us at such a high profile event.

The event was a real “who’s who” benefit and guests on the night included the Irish Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Collins, Massachusetts Lt. Governor Tim Murray, State Treasurer-elect Steve Grossman and many high profile Boston Executives including Jack Sebastian, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.; William J. Teuber, Jr. Vice Chairman, EMC Corporation; Gerald Hassell, President, BNY Mellon; and Scott Powers, President & CEO, State Street Global Advisors.

Jane and Brendan McKenna received a standing ovation in support of the tireless work they have done to establish LauraLynn House .
The Ireland Funds are an international charitable network operating in 12 countries and have raised over $350 million for worthy causes in Ireland and around the world. The mission of The Ireland Funds is to be the largest worldwide network of people of Irish ancestry and friends of Ireland dedicated to raising funds to support programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development.

With over 100 events annually in 39 cities around the world attended by 40,000 people raising over $350 million since 1976.

The Ireland Funds are the largest organisation helping Ireland in the world.  For more information on the American Ireland Funds you can visit their website on www.irlfunds.org/ireland

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