connect 2018 • 79 LOS ANGELES AROUND THE WORLD October, 2017 The Ireland Funds hosted a Leadership lunch to welcome Ambassador Dan Mulhall and his wife Greta to Los Angeles. Ambassador Mulhall provided an update on the political situation in Northern Ireland along with the Irish Government’s stance on Brexit, and discussed the impor- tance of The Ireland Funds as an expression of the diaspora. The entertainment industry was well represented by Creative Artists Agency managing partner Kevin Huvane, Dallas Maverick’s owner Todd Wagner, Management 360 partner Chris Huvane, Colin McCafferty of McCafferty & Co., Electus COO Drew Buckley and 20th Century Fox Marketing President Kieran Breen, as well as real estate leaders Bill McMorrow of Kennedy Wilson, John Kilroy Jr. of Kilroy Realty, Alan McIn- tosh of Cairn Homes, Tyrone McKillen of Plus Development and noted architect Paul McClean. Irish Oscar nominees Paul Young and Nora Twomey from Cartoon Saloon joined ahead of the US premiere of their film The Breadwinner, produced by Angelina Jolie. December, 2017 The Ireland Funds America Board Director Harry Hartford and his wife Susan hosted The Celtic Christmas Celebration at the wonderful California Club. Friends old and new gathered to reflect on a year of progress for The Ireland Funds in Los Angeles. Jonathan Loughran spoke of the trans- formative work the generosity of our donors continues to make possible in Ireland and in Irish communities the world over. The celebration was attended by supporters of The Ireland Funds and the LA Regional Advisory Committee. Los Angeles Leadership Lunch for Ambassador Mulhall Los Angeles Celtic Christmas Reception 1 1 2 2 3 4 3 1 Brian Dameris, Kieran McLoughlin, Todd Wagner, Jonathan Loughran 2 Drew Buckley, Chris Huvane, Kevin Huvane, Amb. Dan Mulhall 3 Mark Mullen, Amb. Dan Mulhall, Colin McCafferty, Jonathan Loughran 4 Amb. Dan Mulhall welcomes guests   Photos: Elaine Lee 1 Keith Ennis 2 Jonathan Loughran, Marjorie Muldowney, Harry & Susan Hartford 3 Caroline Morahan, Sinead Finnerty-Pyne, Eve Noone