On Monday, October 16th, our Philadelphia chapter hosted their 17th annual Philadelphia Golf Classic at Llanerch Country Club.
After guests enjoyed breakfast and a morning on the driving range, they were welcomed by Vice President of Development Pat Tully who thanked the sponsors and donors and the golfers went out for a challenging day on the course. Later that evening, The Ireland Funds Vice President of Development, Kyle Clifford began the evening program by thanking the sponsors (Beneficial Bank, Duane Morris LLP, Icona resorts and Sandler O’Neill.
Kyle then introduced the honoree, the President and CEO of Beneficial Bank, Gerry Cuddy.
Gerry thanked Kyle, the Co-Chairs (Michael Gallagher, Matt Taylor, Sean Rooney and Pat Ward) and The Ireland Funds and spoke warmly about all four of his grandparents emigrating from Ireland and how proud he was of not only being an Irish-American, but a “Delco Irish-American” (Delaware County, PA).
Gerry went on to recognize the work that The Ireland Funds has done since 1976 in supporting over 3,200 charities across Ireland and around the world.
Gerry then handed the mic over to Pat Tully who led a spirited live auction with surprise special guest and Philadelphia native, actor Michael Kelly AKA Doug Stamper of Netflix’s hit series House of Cards. Pat auctioned off a private House of Cards viewing party in the highest bidder’s home, hosted by Michael Kelly.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Beneficial Bank, Duane Morris LLP, Icona Resorts and Sandler O’Neill and the staff at Llanerch Country Club.