Connect Managing Editor / Feature Writer Rachel Alabiso, Art Direction / Design Hania Khuri-Trapper, Khuri Design, W.E. Andrews Plant Lead Project Photographer Aengus McMahon The Ireland Funds is a global philanthropic network established in 1976 to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland, and Irish-related causes around the world. With chapters in 12 countries, The Ireland Funds has raised over $600 million for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefiting more than 3,200 different organizations. connect 2018 • 4