connect 2018 • 1 3 Message from the Chairman 5 Message from the Worldwide President & CEO 6 Your Philanthropic Impact—Thank You! 10 Children’s Medical & Research Foundation: extraordinary care for Ireland’s children 14 Music Generation: the evolution of a music revolution 18 The National Gallery of Ireland: the conservation of a national treasure 22 Charities Institute Ireland: building a stronger nonprofit sector 26 A Community Center for Dundalk: John Fitzpatrick brings boxing to a new level 28 Early Learning Initiative: a better future for Ireland’s children 32 The Mary Daly Fund: 30 years of impact for West Cork 36 Cinemagic: exploring the joy of film 40 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland: bringing about change when change is hard 44 The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition: supporting Ireland — one entrepreneur at a time 48 The Ireland Funds 2017 Flagship Grant Round: investing in innovation and impact contents 26