Tuesday 1 December 2020

Virtual Boston Gala 2020

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The Virtual Boston Gala was a wonderful gathering of The Ireland Funds’ community of friends and family.

The Ireland Funds honored Steve Greeley on his retirement as New England Director of The Ireland Funds and in recognition of his leadership and unwavering commitment to helping Ireland thrive. For the past 12 years, Steve has been instrumental to the success and growth of The Ireland Funds throughout New England and this special acknowledgment was so well deserved.

In addition to tributes to Steve led by Jack Connors and Devin Condron, guests heard inspirational words from the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, Liam Neeson, The Edge, Michael Flatley, Michael Kelly and Marie Heaney. Musical performances were provided by the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Music Generation, two outstanding programs funded by The Ireland Funds.

During the program, tributes were paid to two of Ireland’s greatest friends and founding fathers of The Ireland Funds in Boston, Joe Corcoran and Jack Dunfey, whose generosity and leadership bettered the lives of thousands of people across Boston and the island of Ireland.

Most importantly, the impact, stories and messages of gratitude from projects on the frontlines in Ireland, were shared. This included personal messages of thanks to Steve from the Founders and CEOs of organizations funded by The Ireland Funds such as Blossom Ireland, Cuan Mhuire, Early Learning Initiative and AsIAm.

Thanks our friends and donors, we reached our ambitious target of $2 million from our virtual events in Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco. This magnificent result is testament to the strength of our community and friends who year after year, have stood by The Ireland Funds even in the most challenging of times. In doing so, our donors truly strengthened The Ireland Funds’ work in delivering critical services to communities in need across the island of Ireland.

This special virtual gathering would not have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors, and we are especially grateful to our Dinner Chair, Devin Condron of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, and to our Dinner Committee whose steadfast commitment and dedication to our mission ensured the success of our first-ever virtual Boston Gala in the event’s 39 year history.




Barbara & Tom Feller Beacon Capital
Boston Scientific Corporation Devin & Erin Condron
The Corcoran Family The Flatley Family Foundation
 Gene & Peggy McQuade John Hancock
 Kip & Peggy Condron Leslie King & Bart Grenier
MassMutual McKinsey & Company
MFS Investment Management Putnam Investments



Loretta Brennan Glucksman



Boston College Boston Partners
Broadridge Financial Solutions Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan Chase & Co



Abiomed Barclays
Anne & Bill McNally BNP Paribas
Dennis Burns Citi Custody and Fund Services
Clough Capital Partners Connell Limited Partnership
Dick & Ann Marie Connolly John & Stephanie Connaughton
Linda & Jay Hooley Edmund & Jennifer Murphy
The O’Hanley Family Scott & Nancy Powers



BNY Mellon Eaton Vance
Jay Cashman Miceal & Shelby Chamberlain
Jimmy & Kerrie Coughlin The Murren Family Foundation
Kevin & Anne Phelan Natixis Investment Managers


Virtual Boston Gala 2020

Devin C. Condron
Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Virtual Boston Gala 2020

Andrew Arnott
James Boyle
Dennis Burns
John Carroll
Miceal Chamberlain
Devin Condron
Casey Condron
Terence Connell
William Connolly
James Coughlin
Roger Crandall
Robert Crowe
John Cullinane
Douglas Donahue
John Drew
Anne Finucane
John Fish
David Fitzgerald
Howard Galligan
David Greaney
Michael Greeley
Bart Grenier
Corey Griffin
Robert Griffin
John Hailer
Sean Healey
Joseph Hooley
Constance Hubbell
Thomas Hynes
John Kelley
Leslie King Grenier
N. Scott Knight
Amy Koch Flynn
Declan Lee
Peter Lynch
Owen Lynch
Desmond MacIntyre
Andrew Maher
Michael Mahoney
John Manning
Michael Mathis
Robert Mauro
William McNally
Patrick McQuade
Michael Minogue
Brian Moynihan
Edmund Murphy III
Kathleen Murphy
James Murren
Ronald O’Hanley
Thomas O’Neill
Kevin Phelan
R. Robert Popeo
Scott Powers
Robert Reynolds
Jack Sebastian
Nancy Sterling
Robert Stevenish
John White



Saoirse Martin

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