Wednesday, 23rd September, the Inaugural Tiffany Ireland Funds Luncheon honoured inspiring women and was held in Ireland’s only two-star Michelin restaurant, Patrick Guilbaud.
The event raised funds and awareness for the work of The Worldwide Ireland Funds. Two outstanding organisations that have benefitted from support from The Ireland Funds, were highlighted: Women For Election, a non-partisan organisation whose vision is of an Ireland with balanced participation of women and men in political life and Daisy House, an organisation that supports people to emerge out of homelessness.
Broadcaster Claire Byrne served as the MC and told the capacity room that she was “fizzing with excitement” on such an incredible occasion. Caitriona Fottrell, Director Ireland, introduced the honouree, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, saying that it was a point of personal privilege to pay tribute Loretta in recognition of her profound demonstration of philanthropy to the island of Ireland. Loretta gracefully welcomed the honour; she encouraged all women to support each other in all that they do.
Those who attended included First Lady, Mrs Sabina Higgins; Anne Heraty, CEO of Cpl plc; designer Louise Kennedy; award-winning costume designer, Joan Bergin and Master of National Maternity Hospital, Dr Rhona Mahony. Co Chairs of the event and Ireland Fund Board Members, Caroline Kennedy and Emer Gilvarry were in attendance along with Chairman of The Ireland Funds in Ireland, Ronan Foley, the sole brave man in the room of inspirational women.