Winners of the Annual Philanthropist of the Year Awards Announced

Winners of The Community Foundation for Ireland's 10th annual Philanthropist of the Year awards have been announced.

 
The awards were presented recently at a luncheon hosted by broadcaster Marian Finucane in Dublin.
 
This year’s Philanthropist of the Year Award winners are:
 
  • Norah Casey as The Community Foundation for Ireland’s National Philanthropist of the Year for her significant support for a number of charities including The Irish Hospice Foundation, Women’s Aid and Make A Wish Ireland.
  • Bord Gáis Energy as The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Corporate Philanthropist of the Year for providing funding of  €1.2m  to Focus Ireland to help with the prevention of family homelessness.
Now in their 10th year, The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Philanthropist of the Year Awards recognises extraordinary leadership in the area of philanthropy.
 
The winners, through their giving, have all made a remarkable difference in bringing about sustainable social change and giving back to their communities. Whilst acknowledging that many people, including many of The Community Foundation for Ireland’s donors, prefer to give in a low profile and anonymous way, The Community Foundation for Ireland sees the need for positive role models as a way of raising awareness of the value, impact and enjoyment of strategic giving.
 
This year’s winners join other well-known philanthropists such as Maurice Healy, Carmel and Martin Naughton, Brendan O’Carroll, Keith Duffy, Chuck Feeney’s Atlantic Philanthropies, Diageo, Vodafone Foundation, Mark FitzGerald and Declan Ryan in being awarded the accolade.
 
To find out more about the Philanthropist of the Year Awards click here

 

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