connect 2018 • 74 AROUND THE WORLD BOSTON 16 17 December, 2017 150 Boston Young Leaders gathered at the Bostonia Public House to celebrate the holidays, toast the Boston Young Leaders’ fundraising record of 2017, and talk about plans for 2018. The festive venue provided by Young Leader patron Dave Greaney, the owner of the Bostonia Public House, made for a great night for all. Steve Greeley, The Ireland Funds New England Director, thanked everyone for their continued support and positive involvement throughout the year and noted the impact Ireland Funds’ Young Leaders are havingonmanycharitiesinIrelandandintheGreaterBostonarea, particularly saluting the leadership team of the 2017 St. Patrick’s Celebration. Steve also announced that Mike Greeley will be chairing the 2018 St. Patrick’s Celebration. Thank you to the Christmas Social Committee for gathering another enthusiastic group to close out the year. Boston Young Leaders Christmas Social 1 3 1 Maura O’Malley, Melissa Danforth, Dr. Michael Prendergast, Dr. Stephanie Rutledge 2 Rachel Perrella, Dewey Perrella, Michael & Allison Collins, Kristina Valente 3 Tommy Greeley, Sean Judge, Andrew Flynn 2