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101connect 2016 SINGAPORE AROUND THE WORLD 1 4 7 2 5 3 6 1 Dr Stanley Quek Sheila Lim Jeanny Gareth McIlroy Su Hee Kim Mark Hedley 2 Gerry Creaner June Leong-Seth Sanjay 3 Kieran McLoughlin Clara Paraic McGrath 4 Drs Diarmuid Anita Murphy 5 Brendan Lyons Dato Dr Leslie Lam Josephine Lyons Dr Lee Sze Min 6 Prof Steve Dixon Prue Dixon 7 Performers from LASALLE College Of The Arts NOVEMBER 2015 The Singapore Ireland Fund Emerald Ball took place in the Grand Hyatt Hotel and was themed Reections Celebrating a Legacy Between Two Nations. The Ball this year attracted over 320 guests who came to support the TSIF nominated Singaporean causes LASALLE College of the Arts Brother Joseph McNally Legacy and the Alzheimers Disease Association Family of Wisdom project. Brother Joe as he is aectionately remem- bered was an Irish Lasallian Brother from Mayo who became a Singaporean and who as an artist and an educator was a main driver for the development of the Arts in Singapore. He founded LASALLE College of the Arts in 1984 and this Legacy project in his name is designed to honour and celebrate his contribu- tion to education and the arts. It will comprise a three-year project which will encompass the development of a short lm musical concerts an art exhibition artist residencies student exchanges and the McNally Scholarship and Bursary which will help provide nancial assistance to LASALLE students who come from low-income families. TSIF is also supporting The Alzheimers Disease Association Family of Wisdom project which includes the t out and equipping of a day care respite centre for persons with dementia and their caregivers. Entertainment was provided by 36 students of the music program in the college who enthralled the assembled with a medley of songs. The LASALLE Jazz Ensemble later accompanied TSIF Director Noor Quek as she enthralled the guests with some classic jazz numbers. The live and silent auctions set a new fundraising record and a beautiful sculpture entitled Victory by Brother Joe which was kindly donated by former Irish Ambassador to Singapore Brendan Lyons was the star attraction. The sculpture generated a frenzy of bidding nally won by TSIF Director Colin MacDonald. An additional bonus for the guests was an opportunity to acquire a copy of a wonderful coee table book on the art works of Brother Joe complied by Sinead Creaner who took on the project while an intern in the Irish Embassy in Singapore. The result is a record of the many sculptures completed by Brother Joe. A leather bound copy of the book was put up to auction and presented by Oliver Murray the successful bidder to the College library. Special guests of Chairman Dr. Stanley Quek and his wife BeBe included Irish Ambassador Georey Keating Pres CEO of The Worldwide Ireland Funds Kieran McLoughlin President of LASALLE Professor Steve Dixon and his wife Prue Oliver Murray Chairman of The Ireland Fund of Canada Eunice Tan of the Alzheimers Disease Association who accepted the cheque on behalf of ADA Emma Gordon President of the St. Patricks Society of Singapore and husband Brian and Jerey Lim General Manager Etihad Airways and his partner long time sponsors of The Singapore Ireland Fund. The Singapore Ireland Fund Emerald Ball