The Ireland Funds Nantucket Celebration 2024

Date : Saturday, July 20, 2024

Venue : The Whaling Museum

Location : 13 Broad Street, Nantucket

Time : 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Ireland Funds & Co-Chairs:

Anne Finucane & Mike Barnicle

Bart & Leslie King Grenier

Bill & Una Murphy

Chris & Ann Quick

Bob & Laura Reynolds

request the pleasure of your company for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The Whaling Museum.


Bob & Laurie Monahan

Sponsorship and Tickets

  • Circle of Inspiration $10,000 

     (12) TWELVE tickets to the Nantucket Celebration


  • Circle of Hope $5,000  

     (6) SIX  tickets to the Nantucket Celebration


  • Circle of Giving $1,500 

    (2) TWO tickets to the Nantucket Celebration


  • Individual Ticket to the Nantucket Celebration  



    If you are unable to attend the Nantucket Celebration but would like to make a donation to support the work of The Ireland Funds.

    Note that this is not a ticket to the event.

    For more information, please contact Maudy Dooher at 781-426-1063 or email:


Maudy Dooher

Acting Vice President of Development, Boston

10 Post Office Square, Suite N950 Boston MA 02109

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Email Link


Anne Finucane & Mike Barnicle
Bart & Leslie King Grenier
Bill & Una Murphy
Chris & Ann Quick
Bob & Laura Reynolds

Committee Members

George Albrecht
Stephen & Susan Burbage
Robert Crowe
Danielle deBenedictis
Marybeth Gilmartin Baugher
David Gregory & Beth Wilkinson
Linda Holliday
Debbie Lewis & Bob Grinberg
Chris & Kathleen Matthews
Bill & Betsy McKiernan
John Osborn
Bruce & Elisabeth Percelay
William Steele & Christopher Drake
Jay & Kristin Waring

Bob & Laurie Monahan

Bob and Laurie Monahan have garnered a reputation both nationally and locally on Nantucket as extraordinarily generous benefactors. Bob & Laurie Monahan co-chaired the Boston Pops on Nantucket in 2014 and 2018 with extraordinary success. Both events raised significant support for Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Robert “Bob” J. Monahan is the Chairman of the U.S. Strategic Leadership Center for corporate, government, and nonprofit leaders. He is the CEO of The Monahan Group, a diversified development and holding company in Gettysburg.  

Bob is deeply committed to the military and has a reputation for leadership excellence. He served as co-chair of the 2013 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention in Gettysburg and again in 2018 at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. He is on the Advisory Board for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and is currently a member of the Commissioning Committee of the USS Thomas Hudner and USS Nantucket. 

Bob has served on the board of directors of many civic and charitable organizations, including, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Dwight D. Eisenhower Society, and Gettysburg Hospital. He is currently the Chair for the $5 million renovation of St Mary’s Church & Rectory on Nantucket and has also served as a gala chair for Nantucket Holiday for Heroes. 

Laurie Monahan has served as chair for several events in DC, these include Refugees International, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, Lombardi Cancer Center, and Choral Arts Society. She has also chaired events for the Nantucket Artist’s Association, Nantucket Historical Association, Save Our Sound, and International Fund for Animal Welfare. In 2022 Laurie Co-Chaired the Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals Gala.

Laurie Monahan worked in advertising and film. She was a casting director and independent producer of cable shows and commercial films.  

Bob and Laurie reside in Palm Beach, Fl and Nantucket, MA. They are the proud parents of three grown daughters.