Posts Tagged ‘Concern’

News: Remembering
Aengus & Jack

The Finucane brothers were unstoppable forces, seeing no such thing as an unsolvable problem. There was a sense of immediacy about them…a kind of raw humanity,” president of Ireland Michael D. Higgins said in response to the plans to erect a bench in memory of Aengus and Jack Finucane along the banks of the RiverRead more..

Paul Gallen

Born and bred in Dublin, Ireland, Paul Gallen is the general manager of Pier Sixty LLC at Chelsea Piers, a collection of three of New York’s premier event venues located on the Hudson River well known for their high quality hospitality. He has been responsible for the day-to-day management of this multivenue catering and eventsRead more..

Concern Celebrates 50 Years

On Tuesday, December 4, at Cipriani Wall Street, Concern Worldwide US held its 22nd Annual Seeds of Hope Award Dinner, which this year also marked the 50th anniversary of its founding in Dublin in 1968. Over 700 guests attended the international humanitarian organization’s largest fundraising event, helping raise more than $2 million to benefit Concern’sRead more..

Bringing Seeds of Hope to The World

Irish relief organization Concern Worldwide U.S., which for the past 40 years has served the poorest of the poor across 26 countries around the world, will hold its 21st annual Seeds of Hope award dinner on November 28. This year’s Seeds of Hope honoree is Eileen McDonnell, chairman, president, and CEO of Penn Mutual Life.Read more..

Out & About: Concern’s Seeds of Hope Dinner

Concern Worldwide U.S., the Irish relief organization, held its 20th annual Seeds of Hope Award Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on November 29. John Greed, president and CEO of Mutual of America was honored. Greed, pictured above (left) with Anne Anderson, Ireland’s ambassador to the U.S., and Tom Moran, chairman ofRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Support an Irish Non-Profit with California Wine

Irish humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide and Lot18, an online wine retailer, have partnered this month for a unique and drinkable fundraising effort – a limited-edition Concern label wine. For each bottle sold, more than $4 per bottle, 20% of the proceeds, will go directly to Concern. The partnership was developed by Kevin Fortuna, CEO ofRead more..

Jack Haire Named CEO of Concern Worldwide U.S.

Jack Haire, former Irish America Business 100 Honoree, will succeed Joseph Cahalan as the new CEO for the Irish humanitarian non-profit Concern Worldwide U.S. Cahalan and Haire have worked together for the last eight years on the organization’s board. “Jack brings a wealth of experience to his new role,” Cahalan said. “He is passionate aboutRead more..

Irish Aid for Europe’s
Refugee Crisis

On September 3rd this year, the photograph of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian three-year-old whose body washed ashore on a Turkish beach, ran across the front pages of newspapers world-wide, putting a horrifying human image to the crisis that has embattled Syria for almost five years. Many periodicals, such as the Irish Times, debated whether or notRead more..

Chef Gabe Kennedy:
Living Below the Line

Gabe Kennedy speaks here with R. Bryan Willits about teaching the basics of cooking in Haiti and the power of food as “a catalyst for change.” Aside from his indisputable culinary prowess, Gabe Kennedy often uses his fame as a platform to promote the idea of having a more mindful relationship with the things weRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Irish Non-Profit Raises $20K for Extreme Poverty

Of the 7.2 billion people living today, 1.2 billion live below the line of extreme poverty. In order to combat this grim reality, Concern Worldwide, an Irish charity dedicated to the eradication of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest places, became one of several Live Below the Line partner charities for the first time thisRead more..