On Friday, July 23rd, 2021, The Ireland Funds gathered for an Irish Night on Cape Cod at the Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, Massachusetts. The Corcoran family, longtime supporters of The Ireland Funds, generously hosted over 100 guests.
Beautiful weather made for a perfect summer evening on the Ocean Terrace. An outstanding raw bar display, endless hors d’oeuvres and Celtic tunes played by Stanley & Grimm enhanced the lively atmosphere.
Suzanne Corcoran, newly appointed National Board Director of The Ireland Funds America, welcomed guests and spoke of her family’s long history with The Ireland Funds. Gene McQuade, The Ireland Funds America Chairman, noted that this was the first gathering at Ocean Edge without The Ireland Funds’ great friend Joe Corcoran and thanked the Corcoran family for their continued generosity and leadership. He also thanked fellow Board Directors Kip Condron and Jim Rooney for joining the celebration.
President & CEO of The Ireland Funds, Caitriona Fottrell thanked everyone for their continued support and discussed the impact The Ireland Funds has had throughout the pandemic for organizations in Ireland, such as AsIAm and the Early Learning Initiative.
The Ireland Funds America Vice President of Development New England, Sarah Page addressed the crowd at her first in-person event since her appointment in June and thanked the event committee members Jack and Trish Brennan, Kip and Peggy Condron, Suzanne Corcoran and Dennis Early, Jim and Mary Judge, Paul Kingston, Gene and Peggy McQuade, Ed and Jen Murphy, and Paul and Mary Beth Sandman for their support.
The beautiful summer evening was an opportunity for longstanding friends of The Ireland Funds as well as new supporters to connect with the mission of The Ireland Funds.