Australia Young Leaders

Australia Young Leaders

< Australia Chapter

The Australian Young Leaders are proudly sponsored by Glen Dimplex.


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 $600 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.

Our Young Leader Committee is a National Committee, holding events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Meet The Australian Young Leaders 

Young Leaders Bios

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

Level 1 – Young Leader – $200 annually

Memberships cost just $200 per year. Importantly, $150 is tax deductible, meaning you’ve made an important donation to our chosen charities and joined a growing philanthropist community just by signing up! The YLs are big on connection, so all members are welcomed over coffee by one of our committee members. Throughout the year we host numerous in-person events; some exclusive to YLs and some in conjunction with other Irish community organisations in Australia. Perfect settings to connect with professionals from all industries, build your network and raise funds for worthy charities and causes!

  • Welcome / catch-up coffee with YL committee member
  • Invitation to annual kick-off drinks
  • Invitation YL member-only networking events
  • Opportunity to attend other community events with YLs, such as the infamous Lansdowne Club St Patrick Day Lunch
  • Opportunity to join the YL Volunteer Force, donating your time for a worthy local cause and meeting new friends along the way
  • YL member discount on The Ireland Fund Australia events, such the well-loved Garden Party on the banks of the Sydney Harbour, with opportunities to network with board members, alumni and benefactors
  • Opportunity to join YL committee and/or get involved in fundraising events

Level 2 – Benefactor – $1,000 annually

  • Benefactor donation is completely tax deductible and includes all of the benefits details above
  • Recognition as a Benefactor in The Ireland Funds Australia publication and event programs




Upcoming Events

Young Leaders Australia

Saturday, September 21, 2024

Australia – Young Leader Global 5K
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Past Events

Young Leaders Australia

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Young Leader Corporate Breakfast
See all past events

Upcoming Events

Past Events

The Ireland Funds Australia Young Leader Committee


Toni O’Neill (Chair)

Mairtin O Rabhartaigh (Chair)

Eva Mahon (Co Chair)


Melissa Fisher

Meadhbh Cacciaguidi-Fahy

Emeline Cacciaguidi-Fahy

Sarah Meenan

Jenny Mulvin

Darragh Butler

Shannen O’Hara

Shaun Ryan

Fergal O’Sullivan

Jamie Glynn

Contact Us

Contact Info

Lauren Fisher

Events and Office Manager

Level 1, 64 Devonshire Street Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia