The Ireland Funds host 25th Annual National Gala in Washington, D.C

15th March, 2017

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The Ireland Funds host 25th Annual National Gala in Washington D.C
Guests of Honour include Vice President Mike Pence and Senator George Mitchell

Date: Wednesday March 15th, 2017
Time: 7pm
Venue: The National Building Museum, Washington

Global philanthropic network, The Ireland Funds, will tonight host its 25th Annual National Gala dinner in the historic surrounds of the National Building Museum for over 700 supporters including more than 30 members of Congress and Irish-American leaders in business, government and media.
Guests of honour include Vice President Mike Pence, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Senator George Mitchell and H.E. Anne Anderson – Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States. All four will be addressing the gala dinner.

This annual event is a key opportunity for The Ireland Funds to celebrate Irish-American relations in the presence of key decision makers providing a unique platform to advance the Irish agenda in America.

Other noted guests include Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi; Congressmen Peter King (R) and Richie Neal (D) who jointly Chair the Friends of Ireland on Capitol Hill, Senator Rand Paul (R) and Joseph Kennedy Jnr (D).

More than $500,000 will be raised on the night to support the work of Irish not-for-profit organizations thanks to donors and participating companies such as Twitter, Facebook and Pfizer.
Please note:

Available for interview: Worldwide CEO of The Ireland Funds, Kieran McLoughlin and Chair of The Ireland Funds America, John Fitzpatrick.

Photography from the pre-dinner reception will be available from 10pm EST

Further information, please contact:
Caitriona Fottrell, Director, The Ireland Funds 00 353 86 381 7397
Caroline Kennedy, Kennedy PR + Brand: 00 353 86 244 9805


About The Ireland Funds
The Ireland Funds is a global philanthropic network established in 1976 to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland, and Irish-related causes around the world. With chapters in 12 countries, The Ireland Funds has raised over $600 million for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefiting more than 3,200 different organizations.