Posts Tagged ‘Philanthropy’

John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick is president and CEO of the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, North America. He served as chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and was chairman of the Hotel Association of New York City for three terms. He is the chairman of the Ireland Funds and on the board of the Ireland-U.S. Council.Active inRead more..

Chuck Feeny

Chuck Feeney was never one for the limelight, but his selfless actions over the years have propelled him into it whether he liked it or not. In 1996, it emerged that he had donated over $600 million, a huge portion of his personal wealth, to create Atlantic Foundation, the fourth-largest philanthropic organization in the U.S.Read more..

Promoting Health and Philanthropy

Mary McFadden and her husband Larry Stifler were well ahead of the curve in recognizing the need to combat obesity, which is at an epidemic level in the U.S. In 1983, Stifler founded the Boston-based Health Management Resources (HMR), offering clinic-based and at-home diet options, and integrating calorie-controlled meal replacements with healthy lifestyle behavior. ItRead more..

First Brian Harty Scholarship To Be Awarded by Grab the Torch

Announcing a new scholarship in honor of Brian Harty, an inspirational young man who passed away in 2010. In honor and memory of Brian Harty, a young man with an inspirational passion for leadership and volunteer work, Grab the Torch has established a new scholarship worth $2,000, which provides one female student ages 14-18 withRead more..

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, or The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland, was founded in Philadelphia on March 17, 1771 and continues on as a benevolent society today. Tom Deignan looks at the history and ongoing tradition of one of the best-known Irish-American organizationsRead more..

Irish Power and Irish Concern: Denis O’Brien

Denis O’Brien, a Clinton Global Citizen honoree and the 2012 Irish America Business 100 Keynote Speaker, is empowering people in Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean.   Denis O’Brien, 54, is Ireland’s most successful businessman and biggest philanthropist. He created Digicel, one of the most successful cell phone companies in the world, and he has aRead more..

Philanthropist Chuck Feeney Winds Down ‘Giving While Living’

Chuck Feeney, the Irish-American billionaire known for both his generosity and distaste for the limelight, has announced that he will bring his extraordinary charitable giving to a close by the end of 2016. Feeney, who made his fortune as the co-founder of the Duty Free Shoppers Group, founded Atlantic Philanthropies in 1982 as a channelRead more..

Thomas Moran

Chairman, president and CEO of Mutual of America, Tom Moran grew up in Staten Island, one of three children of an Irish-Italian-American mother and an Irish-American father, with roots in Counties Fermanagh and Tipperary. Moran has always been a hard worker. At 14, he began his first job as a janitor at his high school.Read more..

Loretta Brennan Glucksman

Loretta Brennan Glucksman has worked tirelessly to promote Irish culture and to establish strong ties between America and the island of Ireland. Loretta was raised in an Irish neighborhood in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the granddaughter of four Irish immigrants. Her maternal grandfather was a miner from Leitrim, who was involved with the first unionizing efforts there.Read more..

Chuck Feeney’s Latest Donation

Irish America’s most beloved billionaire philanthropist has done it again. Irish America Hall of Famer and founder of Atlantic Philanthropies, Charles F. Feeney is the man behind a massive project to build a new house of graduate learning on New York’s Roosevelt Island. The new high-tech science learning center will be a branch of CornellRead more..