American Ireland Fund to host the Palm Beach Emerald Valentine Celebration 2013
23rd annual black-tie dinner to honor William B Finneran
“We are delighted to give something back to a State that has given so much to Ireland,” said Kieran McLoughlin, President and CEO, The Worldwide Ireland Funds.
The 2013 Dinner Chairmen
Michael Gibbons retired from the Estee Lauder Companies as an Executive Vice President in 2006. He is the former President of the Ireland/US Council, a business organization. Mr. Gibbons is the current US National Seniors Croquet Champion, and the Vice President of the Croquet Foundation of America, which runs the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach.
Mr. Gibbons has served on the Board of The American Ireland Fund, and he and his wife, Cynthia, are former Dinner Co-Chairmen of The Ireland Fund’s Palm Beach Gala. The Gibbons live in Palm Beach, and have four children and four Grandchildren.
Thomas C. Quick is a retired Vice Chairman of Quick & Reilly/Fleet Securities, Inc. From 1996 to 1998 when the firm was acquired by Fleet, Mr. Quick was President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Quick serves as a Trustee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, the National Corporate Theater Fund. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Inner-City Scholarship Foundation, a member of its Endowment Fund, and the Partnership for Inner-City Education of the Archdiocese of New York. His other Board affiliates are The American Ireland Fund, Palm Beach and Boston; Hospice of Palm Beach County, The Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach, The American Cancer Society and Best Buddies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Senesco Technologies, Inc. and B F Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Quick, a long-time supporter of The American Ireland Fund, lives in Palm Beach.