b'AROUND THE WORLD | THE AMERICAN IRELAND FUND | SAN FRANCISCO1 2 3A Celtic Christmas Celebration DECEMBER,2011ACELTICCHRISTMASCELEBRATIONHELDATTHEST.1 Maureen Sullivan, Pepper Jackson FRANCIS YACHT CLUB was a beautiful evening kindly sponsored by AIF Board Director Michael 2 Bart Murphy, Jackson and his wife, Pepper. In attendance were Board Directors Bart Murphy and his wife, Eileen, and Marjorie Muldowney, Consul General Gerry StauntonCraig Sullivan with his wife, Maureen, as well as Regional Advisory Board Members, John McDonnell, and 3 Ian Casey, Kalan McGinley, Kate JohnstonKevin OBrien. Trustees included Maryon Davies Lewis, Tom Jordan, and Bill Walsh. Kevin White fromWoodside will be the recipient of the 2012 AIF Distinguished Leadership Award and he was joined at theparty by Mary & Jeff Hiller. Dinner committee members included Sally Ann Flood, Mary Toboni, and Kathleen Ryan. We were delighted to greet Consul-General Gerry Staunton and his wife, Mary, as well asVice-Consul Barry OBrien. Other special guests included California State Librarian emeritus and USC Pro-fessor Kevin Starr and his wife, Sheila, Ginny & Jack Kavanaugh, Clare & Jim McGovern, Erin Doyle Ebel-ing, Sheila Kiernan, Cecilia McGraw, Monsignor Robert Sheeran, and Nancy & Bill Murphy. Bonhamsauctioneer Patrick Meade was also there with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Hoblyn. There was a great group ofYoung Leaders at the party including Candice & Ryan Murray, Kate Johnston & Kalan McGinley, NeilSands, Mike McGrath, Kerry Egan & Jamie Hamm, Edward Galvin, and Ian Casey. 1 2 3Young LeadersChristmas CheerDECEMBER,2011THESANFRANCISCOYOUNGLEADERSCAMETOGETHERFOR AN EVENING OF CHRISTMAS CHEER.Guests gathered to celebrate the season at1 Jacqueline Paulin & Steven JacobsThe Republic, a wine bar and grill in San Franciscos Marina District. Guests included key supporters 2 Neil Sands & Sarah Smith, Mike McGrathJacqueline Paulin, Ryan Murray, Mike McGrath, Neil Sands, Sarah Smith, Steven Jacobs, Ryan Fox, 3 Kyle Jenke, Ryan Murray, Kathryn West, Kyle Jenke, and Andrew Hartman. Special thanks to Jacqueline Paulin of William Grant and Andrew HartmanSons for her terrific donation of cocktails and appetizers and for creating a signature drink for the party. connect 2012 | 76'