On International Women’s Day, Wednesday, March 8, 2023, The Ireland Funds hosted its inaugural Boston women’s event, Celebrating Women. Sisters of Irish descent, Rachael Splaine Rollins, U.S. Attorney, and Rebekah Splaine Salwasser, Executive Director of the Red Sox Foundation, participated in a Fireside Chat moderated by Linda Dorcena Forry. The evening was an intimate opportunity to hear from these Boston leaders as they shared their perspectives on the intersection of cultures and the opportunities it presented.
Following the speaking program, guests were invited to join John McMillan of Clonakilty Distillery who hosted a tasting of three of the Distillery’s finest whiskies.
The event was attended by local business leaders and friends of The Ireland Funds and also served as a chance for Sarah Page, Vice President of Development, to thank those gathered for their ongoing support and to invite them to attend The Ireland Funds 42nd Boston Gala in October of 2023. The event marked the beginning of the St. Patrick’s Day season and highlighted the key support The Ireland Funds brings to hundreds of Irish charities and causes.