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End Of Financial Year

Dear ,
With the end of financial year fast approaching, we would be grateful if you would consider making a tax deductible donation to the Australian Ireland Fund. You can become a member of the Fund or renew your membership. We also have Governor, Associate, Benefactor or Young Leader levels, or you can make a general donation to support our charities. Information on all the ways you can support us can be found on our website.

We appreciate any support you can give. As a supporter
of the Fund, you are part of a legacy of philanthropy and charitable giving that stretches back 40 years to our establishment. Over the past 5 years, almost 93% of your donations have been directly allocated to our charities.

Project Updates

All projects that we support in Ireland are recommended to us by the Ireland Funds Dublin office after a rigorous vetting process. We are very pleased to let you know that at our last Board meeting at the end of May we approved another grant round of approx. $400,000 to continue our support of our flagship projects Suas, Solas and Soar as well as some donor advised gifts. We are most proud however that over the last 5 years we have made grants of $2,395,801 and this equates to 92.67% of donations received being directly allocated to our charities, as per our last published Trustee Report. Since our inception we have donated close to $10 million dollars to our charities in Ireland and Australia.

Upcoming Events


Join us on Thursday, 21st of July from 6pm
at the newly renovated Magners Roof Top Bar at Jackson's on George
for Christmas canapés, live music and Christmas craic!
Tickets are on sale now – at $50 per person – a bargain for the chance to have a seasonally appropriate event! The first 50 ticket purchasers will also receive a double pass to the GWS Giant's home game against Collingwood on 9 July!
Please join us for what we know will be a unique event, in support of great causes.
Ho! Ho! Ho!

12 August Annual Brisbane Luncheon

Chairman John O'Neill AO, the Board of The Australian Ireland Fund and Young Leader Committee request the pleasure of your company at
The Annual Brisbane Luncheon on Friday 12 August at Hillstone St Lucia at 12.30pm
This will undoubtedly be an enjoyable afternoon with great food, company and entertainment.
Please Save the Date and consider putting a group together of colleagues, family and friends and have some craic on the day whilst helping people less fortunate than ourselves.
To book your table/tickets please complete the Reservation Form and return to Melissa
We look forward to welcoming you to another great Australian Ireland Fund event.

24 September The Global 5k #YLGlobal5k

On Saturday September 24th, the Global 5k will span over 30hrs, and cover over 75km, in 15 different cities and 6 different countries. Starting in Brisbane, followed by Sydney and Melbourne, the Young Leaders will run a 5km in their respective city before passing the ‘virtual baton’ off to the next city. The Global 5k will conclude when the last young leader crosses the finish line in San Francisco
We are pleased to welcome Sonia O'Sullivan as our Global Patron once again for the run!

So please Save the Date and start training!!

Past Events

The Annual Melbourne Luncheon was held at Zinc at Federation Square this year once again. The lunch was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, highlights included the panel discussion with Ambassador Noel White, Professor Patrick McGorry and Olympian Sonia O'Sullivan, entertainment by Bobby Fox and the announcement of the 2016-2017 Grant round recipients.

Click here for the full report and photos.

The Sydney Young Leaders welcomed Ciaran Davis, CEO of APN News and Media, one of Australia’s largest media companies, as the guest speaker at their annual Corporate Breakfast. Ciaran, who is an Australian Ireland Fund Board Member and was named CEO Magazine’s CEO of the year in 2014, spoke generously and at length about his experiences as CEO of a major media company, and the path that has taken him his current role.
Click here for the full report and photos.

A special offer for our supporters

A special offer for your next corporate event from one of AIFs favourite performers Irishman Ciaran Gribbin.

Led by Grammy nominated songwriter and INXS front-man, Ciaran Gribbin, Rock and Roll Team Building provide a creative and fun environment to engage, inspire and connect people through the power of music. If you are searching for something ‘new and different’ to liven up your next corporate event then look no further –Rock and Roll Team Building is your answer!