“The American Ireland Fund is a further exemplar of those values of openness, generosity and hospitality. You are recognized as one of the most dynamic and successful diaspora and philanthropic organizations in the world. We are proud of the work you do and thank you for doing it. It is making a real difference to the lives of people on the ground, many of whom are still feeling the effects of the financial crisis which afflicted us in recent years. I want you to know that your work is deeply appreciated at home in Ireland. ” — PRESIDENT OF IRELAND, MICHAEL D. HIGGINS Thank You The Ireland Funds’ mission is to harness the power of a global philanthropic network of friends of Ireland to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities around the world. www.irelandfunds.org