connect 2018 • 64 AROUND THE WORLD PITTSBURGH March, 2017 On St. Patrick’s Day, friends of the late Ambassador Daniel M. Rooney gathered at Heinz Field to honor his memory and celebrate his contributions to the island of Ireland as co-founder of The Ireland Funds. “I know my father would have been embarrassed by all of the attention. However, he would have wanted to acknowledge with great appreciation, the friends and partners who made the evening a terrific success,” said Art Rooney, II. A special VIP reception featured former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher, General Michael Hayden and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sharing their memories of the Ambassador with Duquesne University President Kevin Gormley who moder- ated the discussion. Those in attendance included: Kieran McLoughlin, Worldwide President & CEO of The Ireland Funds, committee members Bob McCann, Sr., Sy Holzer, Andrea Carelli, Chuck Bagosta, Michael Mullen, and family members Patricia Rooney, Jim & Stephanie Rooney, Greta, Mary Greta and Anne Rooney, Pat & Bob Gerrero and Chris Clancy & Joan Rooney Clancy, Caitlin Rooney Miller and Dan Martin Rooney. Pittsburgh Dinner 1 5 6 7 8 3 2 4 1 Ken Gormley, Bill Cowher, Roger Goodell, Jim Rohr 2 Art Rooney, II gives the toast with Dinner Chairman David Malone, Kieran McLoughlin, and General Michael Hayden. 3 Laura Ellsworth, David Malone, Stephanie Rooney 4 Bill & Vee Cowher, Greta & Art Rooney II, Roger Goodell 5 Charles Batch, Ken & Laura Gormley 6 General Michael & Jeanine Hayden 7 Kristin & Omar Kahn 8 Joan Rooney Clancy, Patricia Rooney, Pat Gerrero (Copyright ©, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2018, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission) Photos: Karl Roser