connect 2018 • 65 SAN FRANCISCO AROUND THE WORLD March, 2018 Carlow-born Lorraine Twohill, Senior VP of Global Marketing at Google was presented with The Ireland Funds Distinguished Leadership Award at the St. Francis Hotel on March 9th. Among the VIPs in attendance was renowned philanthropist Chuck Feeney who was honored by The Ireland Funds in 2016 for his passion for “giving while living” through Atlantic Philan- thropies. Lorraine was recognized by The Ireland Funds for her extraordinary business accomplishments as well as for her philanthropy. She spoke warmly about her alma mater, Dublin City University, and announced a special gift to DCU in honor of her mother, to be known as the Teresa Twohill Access Scholarship Endowment. Worldwide President & CEO of The Ireland Funds Kieran McLoughlin paid tribute to former longtime supporter and national Board Director, Craig Sullivan, who passed away in December and is greatly missed by his many friends at The Ireland Funds. Over 400 guests from the spheres of business, the arts and politics included the event’s Honorary Chairs Brian & Olivia Gaynor-Long of Atlantic Bridge, Dublin City University President Brian McCraith, Consul General Robert O’Driscoll, Vice Consul John Callaghan, The Ireland Funds America Board Director Bart Murphy, and Paraic Hayes of the IDA. Actor Matt McCoy was Master of Ceremonies. Other special guests included Maureen Sullivan and family, Colin Ryan of Goldman Sachs, Kathleen Ryan, Helen & John Hartnett of ITLG, Erin Ebeling of Alice Phelan Sullivan Corporation, Mary & Tom Hunt, Nancy & Bill Murphy, Claire Lee of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), Emmet Daly of PwC, Mary & Steve Almassy, Sally Ann Flood & Michael Kenny, and Derry Casey. The Gala was generously spon- sored by: EJ Tracy of Tracy Industries, Joan & Dave O’Reilly, Bill McMorrow of Kennedy Wilson, First Republic Bank, Essence, Keith Ennis, Mrs. Patsy McGinnis, Diane Wilsey, Chris Kenefick of Kenefick Ranch Wines and UCSF. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE GENEROUS AUCTION SUPPORTERS: Ashford Castle, Dromoland Castle, The Merrion, Sheen Falls Lodge, Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel, Rugby World Cup Sevens. DRAWING SUPPORTERS: Cinta Salon, Teeling Whiskey Distillery, St. Francis Hotel, Momo’s Restaurant, San Francisco Giants, Surf Air. San Francisco Gala 1 5 8 2 6 9 4 3 7 1 Olivia & Brian Gaynor-Long 2 Brian McCraith, Lorraine Twohill, Kieran McLoughlin 3 Marjorie Muldowney, Lorraine Twohill, Olivia Gaynor-Long 4 Beth & Bob Borchers, Pete Davis 5 Bart Murphy, Lorraine Twohill 6 Lorraine Twohill 7 Kim Murphy (center) and guests 8 Maggie Gorwky, Rebecca Stack, Sarah O'Leary 9 The Gaynor-Long party Photos: Anthony Delgado