connect 2018 • 69 BOSTON AROUND THE WORLD 1 3 2 4 July 2017 The Ireland Funds held its eighth annual “Irish Night on Cape Cod” on the Ocean Terrace at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, MA. The Ireland Funds America National Board Director and longtime supporter Joe Corcoran and his family were once again the gracious hosts to over 130 supporters at their resort. The setting of the beauti- ful Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club, with its panoramic vistas of Cape Cod Bay stretching from Sandwich to Provincetown, provided the perfect backdrop. The Cape-famous hors d’oeuvres and raw bar of Ocean Edge coupled with Corcoran hospital- ity made for a special night. The Ireland Funds’ New England Director and VP of Development Steve Greeley spoke about the strong Irish bond shared by those present and The Ireland Funds’ long tradition of nurturing that bond while delivering real support to so many vital Irish nonprofit projects. Fionnuala Quinlan, Ireland’s Consul General in Boston, thanked The Ireland Funds for its deep devotion to the island of Ireland and for mobilizing the Irish diaspora while also recognizing the strong philanthropic example of Joe Corcoran and his family and the generous support of the assembled friends of Ireland. The event’s Chairs Tom & Gina Flannery, Kevin & Rita Gill, John & Maureen Hailer and Ed & Jenn Murphy led the Committee who delivered a most successful night. Committee Members included: Jack & Trish Brennan, Jay Calnan, Kip & Peggy Condron, Joe Corcoran, John & Kathy Drew, Ryan & Maura Fitzpatrick, Jay & Linda Hooley, John & Tracee Hynes, Paul Kingston, John & Carla Morey, Tom & Shelly O’Neill, Scott & Nancy Powers, Paul & Mary Beth Sandman, and Jack & Alissa Sebastian. Boston Irish Night on Cape Cod 1 Patrick Corcoran, Lily Goode, Nicola Chapple, Samantha Chapple, Tricia Chapple, Kirsten Grueter, Jennifer Corcoran, Kathleen Barrett 2 Carolyn Jepsen, John Drew, Jr., Johanne Brown 3 Sean & Carson Judge, Mary & Jim Judge 4 Randy Seidl, Joe Corcoran, Ed Murphy Photos: Michael Petrocelli