28th September, 2012

The Ryder Cup Dinner 2012

To celebrate Chicago hosting the Ryder Cup, The American Ireland Fund hosted a Dinner on Friday, September 28 at the Trump International Hotel & Tower . It was an opportunity to extend a warm Chicago welcome to our supporters from Ireland, travelling with the Ryder Cup, and to introduce them to Chicago’s Regional Advisory Board and Young Leaders’ leadership team.

It was a beautiful night featuring historic views of the city, good food and, most importantly, great company.

Kieran McLoughlin, President & CEO of The Worldwide Ireland Funds, thanked everyone for coming and supporting The Worldwide Ireland Funds Promising Ireland Campaign. Kieran spoke about the impact it was making for hundreds of charities in Ireland and around the world. He thanked and congratulated all present on delivering for Ireland at such a crucial time

Guests attending included Former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Jim Kenny and his wife Margaret; Irish Consul General Aidan Cronin and his wife Meadhbh; Regional Board Chair Thomas Meagher, Jr. and his wife Diane along with several other Irish American leaders and two of Ireland’s leading philanthropic couples JP & Noreen McManus and Dermot & Pat Desmond. The McManus’ graciously hosted The Worldwide Ireland Funds’ delegates at a dinner during the 2011 Worldwide Conference.