The American Ireland Fund 38th Annual New York Dinner Gala Raises $3 Million, Daniel Day Lewis headlines New York Gala Honors Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Chairman of The American Ireland Fund and James E. Quinn, Former President of Tiffany and Company Manhattan, New York, May 9, 2013. The 2013 American Ireland Fund Gala exceeded its target by $500,000 and in total raised $3 million in support of The Worldwide Ireland Funds Promising Ireland Campaign to assist Irish not for profit bodies. Among those charities helped was the Wicklow Hospice whose patron, Oscar winning actor Daniel Day Lewis, made a rare appearance to acknowledge the Fund’s support. He received a rapturous reception. “Having Daniel Day Lewis present was remarkable,” said President and CEO of The Worldwide Funds Kieran McLoughlin, “We were delighted to have such a celebrated actor show his support and solidarity with Ireland.” Over 1,100 guests from the spheres of business, the arts and politics attended the 38th Annual Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York at Grand Central. It is the largest of the 100 global events hosted annually by The Worldwide Ireland Funds.