b'PALM BEACHPalm Beach Emerald Isle BallHONOREES: JOHN & AMY PHELANFebruary, 2020 The Ireland Funds celebrated a major milestone at its annualinvestments where the return is seen on peoples faces. Real blessings come from Palm Beach Emerald Ball atThe Breakers . Not only was it the 30th anniversarybeing able to give, and giving more than you take, John Phelan said.of the event, it was also its most nancially successful to-date because of theAfter dinner, Tom Quick, Board Director of The Ireland Funds America, generosity ofJohn & Amy Phelan , this years honorees and recipients ofTheconducted a live auction for items that included trips to Ireland and Monaco.Ireland Funds 2020 Philanthropic Leadership Award . After the auction, guests were entertained by a memorable live performance by Theblack-tiegala,whichwasco-chairedbyLoreMoranDodge,Irish vocalist,Anthony Kearns .Michele Kessler, Hillie Mahoney .Sheila OMalley FuchsandThomas C. Quick ,Among those in attendance wereBridget & Bill Koch, Darlene & Jerry drew nearly 200 friends and supporters. The evening began with an al frescoJordan, Don Burns, Heather Henry, Carole & Ambassador Earle Mack, Una cocktail reception in the Mediterranean courtyard, followed by dinner and& Bill Murphy, Mackenzie Phelan, Karin Luter, Talbott Maxey, Kelly & Joe dancing in the Circle Dining Room with entertainment byThe Bob MerrillRooney, Pepper & Michael Jackson, Michael Donnell, Jean Van Sinderen Orchestra . Law, Bob Crowe, Peggy & Michael McGrath, Marietta & Dale McNulty, Diane Gene McQuade , Chairman of The Ireland Funds America welcomed& Victor Scaravilli, James Borynack and Adolfo Zaralegui .guests andacknowledged the dignitaries in attendance that included the HonorableElizabeth Frawley Bagley ; Irish Ambassador to the United StatesDan1Kyle Clifford, Amy & John Phelan,8Tom Quick, Lore Dodge, James Daras, David Cronin, Gene McQuade Mary QuickMulhall ; Consul General of Ireland, and Ambassador,2Mackenzie Phelan, Amy Phelan, John Phelan,9Hillie Mahoney, Bob MerrillShane Stephens Earle Mackformer United States Ambassador to Finland. Aisling & Gerry Purcell 10 Greta Mulhall, Hon. Elizabeth Frawley Bagley3Honorees John & Amy Phelan 11 Kip & Peggy CondronThe Phelans were presented with the Philanthropic Leadership Award.4Shaun Kelly, Loretta Brennan Glucksman,12 Michael & Pepper JacksonJohn Phelans heartwarming acceptance speech highlighted his Irish heritageMary Kelly 13 Amy Phelan, Loretta Brennan Glucksman5Howard & Michele Kessler 14 Bill Murphyand the role his parents played during his formative years. It was my childhood,6Esther Murray, Patrick & Mary Donaghy7The McQuade Family Photos: Capehart Photography, Jim Higginsnot my degrees, that made me who I am today. We like to make philanthropic 1 253 4connect 202064'