On 23-25 January 2020, The Ireland Funds Young Leaders from Sydney to San Francisco gathered for the ninth annual Global Summit #YLS9 in New York City. They came together to renew and strengthen their ties to The Ireland Funds and to one another.
Over the course of three days, they heard from our pillars of philanthropy, Gene McQuade the Chairman of The Ireland Funds America and Loretta Brennan Glucksman Chairman Emeritus of The Ireland Funds America.
Pillars of diplomacy Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason and Consul General Ciarán Madden also spoke along with pillars of entrepreneurship Jim Clerkin, Margaret Molloy and Oisin Hanrahan, of art Colin Davidson, and pillars of media, Donie O’Sullivan and Malachy Browne. Many Young Leaders were moved as they heard from The Ireland Funds grantee The Playhouse Derry~Londonderry, and their phenomenal and emotional group, Theatre of Witness.
We salute and thanks all those who came, saw, and conquered NYC for #YLS9 and look forward to upcoming Young Leaders’ events around the globe this year. We ask only that they go home reenergised to support the mission of The Ireland Funds for 2020.
A special word of thanks to Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel for hosting the Young Leaders, and offering their immense Irish hospitality to one and all.