connect 2018 • 5 In May of 2018, the New York Gala honored Golden Globe-winning actor Colin Farrell and Stephen R. Howe, Jr, US Chairman & Americas Managing Partner of EY. The evening raised $3 million for the work of The Ireland Funds with Irish charities and causes. Photo: Sasha Gitin. For copies of The Ireland Funds America’s audited accounts, go to We welcome your comments about The Ireland Funds and Connect magazine. Please send all correspondence to the Editor. ON THE COVER