Australia Young Leaders

Australia Young Leaders

The Young Leaders program cultivates young friends of Ireland to network and support the philanthropic work of The Ireland Funds Australia.

The Ireland Funds Australia is a part of The Ireland Funds, a global philanthropic network established 40 years ago 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 $550 million for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefitting more than 3,200 different organizations.

The Young Leaders’ Network is a key Ireland Funds Programme attracting the next generation of leaders. The mission of The Ireland Funds Young Leaders Network is to attract professionals aged 25-40. Paving the way for the future, the Network cultivates an emerging generation of philanthropists, connects the global Irish community, and inspires positive change.

We have three regions in Australia: Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane

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Join as a Young Leader and enjoy these exclusive membership benefits:

Level 1 – Young Leader $200 annually ($150 of which is tax deductible)

  • Discounts of approx. 50% to major events such as the Sydney Garden Party and the annual Brisbane and Melbourne lunches.
  • Enhancing your personal and professional networks whilst supporting people less fortunate than ourselves.
  • Invitation to exclusive members only events to meet the Board.
  • Access to our global network of The Worldwide Ireland Funds in 12 countries.
  • Exclusive members only invitation to the Young Leaders Summit VII in New York, January 2018 with discounted accommodation.
  • Tax deductible donation

Level 2 – Benefactor $1,000 annually (which is tax deductible) All the benefits of a Young Leader PLUS these additional benefits

  • All of the benefits of a Young Leader PLUS;
  • Invitation to the 41st Ireland Funds Conference in Wicklow 21-24 June 2017.
  • Recognition as a Benefactor in Ireland Funds Australia publications.
  • Receive a copy of Connect Magazine

Payment Options


Upcoming Events

Young Leaders Australia

Thursday 30 November 2017

Australia – Sydney Young Leaders Christmas Drinks 2017
See all upcoming events

Past Events

Young Leaders Australia

Saturday 23 September 2017

Australia – Melbourne Young Leaders Global 5k 2017
Young Leaders Australia

Saturday 23 September 2017

Australia – Sydney Young Leaders Global 5k 2017
See all past events

Upcoming Events

Past Events

The Ireland Funds Australia Young Leader Committees

Brisbane Committee

Jude Bolger
Brendan Sheehan

Sydney Committee

Donna Campbell
Niamh Cunningham
David Eccles
Melissa Fisher
John Gallagher
Louise Kelly
Hazel McDwyer
Ronan MacSweeney
Andrea McElhinney
Andrew Scannell

Melbourne Committee

Adrian Hanley (Co-Chair)
Sandra Booth (Co-Chair)
Enda Cunningham
Sinead Grant
Martin Lynch
Noirin McKeon
Catherine Murphy
Laura O’Sullivan
Emmet Sheehan
Aisling Smith
Eoin Toolan
Sandra Tuohy

Contact Us

Contact Info

Melissa Fisher

Events Coordinator

413 Bourke Street Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia

T - +61-2-9357-2350


Melbourne Young Leaders

Adrian Hanley

Melbourne Chair

T - M +61 422 008 248

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