connect 2018 • 62 AROUND THE WORLD PALM BEACH February, 2018 The Ireland Funds’ Annual Emerald Isle Dinner took place on Feb. 15 at The Breakers. The event drew 200 friends, supporters and dignitaries that included Former Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny who received The Ireland Funds Distinguished Leadership Award; Irish Ambassador to the United States Daniel Mulhall. The Honorable Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, the Honorable Nancy Brinker, family members of the late Amb. Dan Rooney, Co-Founder of The Ireland Funds; and Bob Wright, CEO of the Palm Beach Civic Association and Co-Founder of Autism Speaks, were also in attendance. The Mediterranean Courtyard set the scene for an al fresco cocktail reception, followed by dinner in the Circle Dining Room with entertainment provided by the Bob Merrill Orchestra. Kieran McLoughlin, Worldwide President and CEO of The Ireland Funds, welcomed the guests and thankedHonoraryCo-ChairmenLoreMoranDodge,WilliamB.Finneran,Michele Kessler, Hillie Mahoney, Sheila O’Malley Fuchs and Thomas C. Quick for their support and generosity, and all of The Ireland Funds America Board Members in attendance. He then introduced John Fitzpatrick, the Chairman of The Ireland Funds America, who also extended words of welcome and thanks. Later, McLoughlin presented honoree, Bill Casey, EY Americas Vice Chair, with an award. Casey, who attended the dinner with his family, expressed his gratitude and pride in his Irish heritage. Palm Beach Dinner 1 4 8 2 5 9 10 3 6 7 1 John Fitzpatrick, Bill Casey, Enda Kenny 2 Loretta Brennan Glucksman, John Duffy 3 Lore Dodge, Thomas Quick 4 Angela Moore, Amb. Elizabeth Frawley Bagley 5 Peggy & Kip Condron 6 Howard & Michele Kessler 7 Sheila O’Malley & Fuchs Joe Fuchs 8 Jim & Stephanie Rooney, Sheri Lambert, Sean Rooney 9 Kyle Clifford, Nancy Brinker 10 Bill Finneran, Hillie Mahoney Photos: Capehart Photography, James Higgins