b'ConnectThe Worldwide Ireland Funds are a Managing Editor / Feature Writer philanthropic network that supports Rachel Alabiso, editor@irlfunds.orgworthy causes in Ireland and aroundthe world. Our mission is to be the Contributing Editorslargest network of friends of Ireland Kieran McLoughlin, Caitriona Fottrell, Tom OLeary dedicated to supporting programs ofpeace and reconciliation, arts andculture, education and community Art Direction / Designdevelopment throughout the island Hania Khuri-Trapper, Khuri Design, www.khuridesign.comof Ireland. Founded in 1976, TheWorldwide Ireland Funds currently Advertising Manageroperate in 12 countries and have Rachel Alabisoraised over $380 million for more All inquiries should be sent to advertising@irlfunds.orgthan 1,200 outstanding organizations.Print Management Follow us @irlfunds R.R. Donnelleyon TwitterW.E. Andrews PlantPhotographersDean Battaglia Roy Groething Michael MustacchiNathan Coe Jim Higgins Katie PashelyDave Cullen Gaetan Luci Pauline RyanCristen Farrell Mac Innes Photography William C. SmithRoger Farrington Aengus McMahon Can TrkyilmazAmine Ferchichi Emma McMullanKristie Gillooly John McShaneOn the Cover Sasha Gitin Marjorie MuldowneyThe Worldwide Ireland Funds have launchedthe Promising Ireland Campaign to raise $100million by the end of 2013 on behalf of Irish For copies of The American Ireland Funds audited accounts, go tocharities. Charities across the island of Ireland www.theirelandfunds.org or contact us at 1-800-IRL-FUND. are experiencing an increased demand fortheir services at a time of a major reductionWe welcome your comments about The American Ireland Fund andin resources. The Campaigns titlePromising Connectmagazine. Please send all correspondence to the Editor.Irelandreflects The Worldwide IrelandFunds pledge to these groups as well as abelief in Irelands future. Thanks to your generosity, over 200 outstanding organizationshave already received support from theOur deepest appreciation to the staff of The Ireland Funds forPromising Ireland Campaign. their ongoing assistance with Connectmagazine.connect 2012 | 4'