b'TEXASTexas Emerald BallHONOREES: GARY KELLY AND ENDA KENNYMarch, 2020 More than 240 guests attended The Texas Emerald BallIreland Funds. His personal and Southwest Airlines families were on hand toat theAdolphus Hotel . This year, The Ireland Funds had the privilege of congratulate and celebrate with him. To close the program, internationally honoringSouthwest AirlinesChairman and CEO,Gary Kelly .Darina Padian ,known Irish tenorRonan Tynansang a few songs, closing with God Bless The Ireland Funds Texas Director, kicked o the evening by welcoming guests,America. Special thanks to the following sponsors: Texas Emerald Ballsponsors, and table sponsors; the Ball Co-Chairs,Maureen Kelly CooperandSponsor:CFM International ; Platinum Sponsor:GE Aviation ; Gold Plus Sponsor: Kathryn Cassidy ; and the Committee for their commitment and support. PwC ; Gold Sponsor:Southwest Airlines, Shelly &Tom Codd, Dolores McCall/Gene McQuade , The Ireland Funds America Chairman, also thanked theMcCall Oil and Gas ; Silver Sponsor:Airlines for America, Altair Global, Boeing, attendees for their partnership and generosity, Your involvement makes aKevin Curley/Curley Financial Group, Cushman & Wakeeld, GSD&M, H & K profound dierence 365 days a year and for that, we salute you. InternationalDavid Cronin , The Ireland Funds America former President and CEO, presentedEnda Kenny , former Prime Minister/Taoiseach of Ireland, with 1Gary & Carol Kelly, David & Renata Cronin,9Enda Kenny, Gary Kelly, The Ireland Funds Lifetime Achievement Award , which honors an individ- Enda & Fionnuala Kenny Gene McQuade, Darina Padian2Jean-Marc Domergue, Michelle Domergue,10 Gary & Carol Kelly and familyual who has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable eorts throughoutAlyssa McNeil, Victoria (Vic) Adams,11 Netta Blanchard, Darina Padianones life.Tom Codd , The Ireland Funds America Board Member, introduced Adrian Adams, Tracey Repetto, Horacio Repetto 12 Corri Reichert, Amy Lyon, Marianne Malina, 3Co-Chairs Kathryn Cassidy andAnissa Reil Tom Nealon , Southwest Airlines President, who then introduced Gary Kelly.Maureen Kelly Cooper 13 Shelly & Tom Codd4Rev. Bill Shaw, David Cronin, Gene McQuade 14 Richard, M.D. & Michelle Anderson; Nealon and Kenny presented Kelly with The Ireland Funds 2020 Philanthropic5Gary Kelly, Tom Codd, Darina Padian,Lou Ann & Mike CorboyLeadership Award, which honors an individual who has demonstrated an Enda Kenny, Kevin Curley 15 Vince Bradley, M.D. & Susan Bradley, M.D6Jim & Margo Keyes, Kelley & Keith Burks 16 Rachel Gaffney, Billie Leigh Rippey, exemplary commitment to making a positive impact on the community through7Enda Kenny, Sharon & Darren Heffernan Bailey Harrison, Leslie Ann Croziergiving of time, talent and resources. Kelly, who is of Irish descent, said, I am8John Tillotson, Kennedy Tillotson, Sylvia Tillotson, Vicki & Dulany Howland Photos: Can Turkyilmazhonored to receive this prestigious award. I am so proud to be a part of The 1 23 4 5connect 202058'