CHICAGO AROUND THE WORLD connect 2018 • 65 July, 2017 The Chicago Regional Advisory Committee gathered at the Ocean Cut Restaurant for their annual Summer Celebration and dinner kick off. Mike O’Halleran, the Chair of the Committee, began the evening with his remarks on the recent Ireland Funds’ Conference in Wicklow and the upcoming 33rd Annual Chicago Dinner. Mike spoke of the opportunity for donors to see first-hand the powerful philanthropic impact of The Ireland Funds support for so many nonprofit organizations across Ireland. He also introduced the newest Committee member, Mick O’Rourke, President of Signature Bank. The evening concluded with a presentation on: Preparation for a Post-Brexit Global Economy by Derek Samman, CME Group’s Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Commodities & Options Products. It was a wonderful and enthusiastic kick off for the upcoming Chicago Dinner. July, 2017 Abbey Canning Chair of the Chicago Young Leaders and Steering Committee Member Katie Nallon, hosted the Young Leaders Cocktails and Camaraderie Event held on the picturesque patio of Billy Lawless’ Dawson Restaurant. It was a beautiful summer evening. Katie welcomed the group and encouraged those that were not already members to join. The Young Leaders also talked about and gave ideas for the upcoming September 23-The Irish Run the World 5k. Chicago Regional Advisory Committee Dinner Chicago Young Leaders Cocktails & Camaraderie 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 Bridget Reidy, Abbey Canning 2 Patrick Lynch, Chris Topf, Devon Bruce 3 Caroline & Gavin Tierney 1 Brandon Barry, Daniel O’Keefe, Colleen Nolan 2 Abbey Canning, James Keeley, Sarah Brennan 3 Meghan Lee, Colleen Nolan, Daniel O’Keefe, Tristia Barrett, James Keeley