Friends of the late Ambassador Daniel M. Rooney gathered at Heinz Field on St. Patrick’s Day, to honor the memory of the late Ambassador Daniel M. Rooney.
“I know my father would have been embarrassed by all of the attention. However, he would have wanted to acknowledge with great appreciation, the friends and partners who made the evening a terrific success,” said Art Rooney, II.
Five hundred guests attended the event, held at Heinz Field. A special VIP reception featured former Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher, General Michael Hayden and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sharing their memories of the Ambassador with moderator Duquesne University President Kevin Gormley.
Those in attendance included: Kieran McLoughlin, Worldwide President & CEO of The Ireland Funds, committee members Bob McCann, Sr., Sy Holzer, Andrea Carelli, Chuck Bagosta, Michael Mullen, and family members Patricia Rooney, Jim & Stephanie Rooney, Greta, Mary Greta and Anne Rooney, Pat & Bob Gerrero and Chris Clancy & Joan Rooney Clancy, Caitlin Rooney Miller and Dan Rooney.