Over 100 guests gathered on the evening of Thursday May 16th in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Boathouse for The Ireland Funds Philadelphia Young Leaders Kickoff to Summer Celebration. Guests were welcomed with a whiskey tasting station hosted by Tipperary Whiskey and enjoyed some great music by Irish Mist.
Cliona Doyle, Director of the Young Leaders, welcomed guests to the event and spoke about the work of The Ireland Funds, she thanked the event committee, sponsors and everyone gathered for their support.
Tom Owston as a member of Fairmount Boathouse spoke about the venue’s Irish connections and gave some history of the space. Co-Chairs of the Philadelphia Young Leaders, Julia Nolan and Aaron Steffey then talked about their involvement with the Young Leaders and encouraged those gathered to get more involved. Finally, John Scanlon conducted a spirted live auction which included VIP tickets to the Eagles, a trip to New York City, and a bottle of Midleton Very Rare Barry Crockett.
Huge thanks to the entire committee, Co-Chairs Aaron Steffey & Julia Nolan, our host at Fairmount Boathouse Tom Owston, Dan Rooney and our sponsors: the Sean Rooney Family, Steffey Hatoway Insurance Aramark, Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney and Citizens Bank.