The Worldwide Ireland Funds today announced that it was doubling the original target for its Promising Ireland Campaign from $100 million to $200 million.
The Campaign, which was due to close at the end of this year, has raised $150 million already and will be extended to the end of 2015 to reach this new goal. The new target will require the Funds to raise on average $2 million a month, twice its current level. Over the last five years, through the Campaign, The Ireland Funds have supported over 350 charities and not for profit organizations across the island of Ireland, North and South, and Irish causes abroad. All of the monies raised have come from private philanthropists and organizations across the twelve countries in which the Funds have a presence.