connect 2018 • 96 YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY CHICAGO Chicago Young Leaders Cubs Night Chicago Young Leaders Leadership Forum with Consul General JUNE, 2018 On June 5, the Chicago Young Leaders gathered for a night of baseball at the iconic Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs vs. the Phillies. Sarah Brennan, together with James Keeley, Co-Chair of the Young Leaders, and Abbey Canning, Chair of the Young Leaders, planned a beautiful summer evening. Guests began the night at the Old Crow Smokehouse with a pre-game reception on the roof top. They were able to enjoy some of the best views of the city while connecting with friends and supporting the many worthy causes of The Ireland Funds. FEBRUARY, 2018 The Consul General Brian O’Brien and Vice Consul General Justin Dolan hosted a reception for the Chicago Young Leaders on February 21, in the SkyLounge, atop the Kemper Building. Brian O’Brien is Ireland’s 22nd Consul General serving Chicago and the Midwest and has been building bridges between Ireland and the region’s numerous Irish organizations. The Consul General met with The Ireland Funds Young Leaders and spoke about the issues affecting Ireland and U.S. Irish relations while thanking them for the fundraising they are doing to make an impact on the lives of so many. It was a beautiful setting and there was a lively, informative discussion about Ireland and the Young Leaders. The Ireland Funds thanks the Consul General and Vice Consul General for their outreach and hospitality. 1 Kenzie Ungar, Tom O'Neill 2 Annie Duffy, Jack Duffy 3 Matt Gebert, Dave Reusch, Sule Baptiste, Abbey Canning 1 Jack Gordon, Consul General Brian O'Brien 2 John O’Neill, Hannah Stewart, Consul General Brian O’Brien, Rachel Moore, Quinn McCarthy 3 Kevin Lally, Tristia Barrett 1 1 2 2 3 3