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The American Ireland Fund “An Irish Night on Cape Cod” a huge success

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Bob Sheridan, President of SBLI, Joe Corcoran, Chairman of Corcoran Jennison Companies.
Steve Greeley, New England Director of The American Ireland Fund, John Hailer, President & CEO of Natixis, Bob Sheridan, President of SBLI and his wife Jean, Matt Power, Chief Innovation and Strategic Relationship Officer at Chartis.
Tom O'Neill III, CEO of O'Neill and Associates and his wife Shelly, Steve Greeley, New England Director of The American Ireland Fund.
Steve Greeley, New England Director of The American Ireland Fund and Joe Corcoran, Chairman of Corcoran Jennison Companies.

On Friday, August 10, 2012, The American Ireland Fund held their third annual "Irish Night on Cape Cod" event in the Mansion at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, MA. The event was hosted by Joe Corcoran, Chairman of Corcoran Jennison Companies and his wife Rose. Among the guests attending were Bob Sheridan, President of SBLI and his wife Jean, Tom O’Neill III, CEO of O’Neill and Associates and his wife Shelly, John Hailer, President and CEO of Natixis, John Drew, President and CEO of the Drew Company and his wife Kathy, Andrew Maher, Managing Director of Equity Office Properties and his wife Amanda, Matt Power, Chief Innovation and Strategic Relationship Officer at Chartis and his wife Margaret and Steve Greeley, New England Director of The American Ireland Fund.

The American Ireland Fund is a philanthropic network that supports worthy causes in Ireland promoting programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland. Founded in 1976, The Worldwide Ireland Funds currently operate in 12 countries and have raised over $430 million for more than 1,200 outstanding organizations.

In response to the severe downturn in the Irish economy, The Worldwide Ireland Funds launched the Promising Ireland Campaign in 2009 to raise funds over a five-year period to support charities that are experiencing an increased demand for their services at a time of a major reduction in resources. The initial campaign goal of raising $100 million was revised to $140 million when the initial goal was exceeded 19 months before the campaign’s end. The campaign’s title, “Promising Ireland”, reflects the Funds’ pledge to these groups as well as their belief in Ireland’s future. So far, over 350 outstanding projects and organizations have received support from the Promising Ireland Campaign.

For more information, contact Steve Greeley, AIF New England Director at 617-574-0720 or sgreeley@irlfunds.org.

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