The Children’s Medical Research Foundation hosted its ninth annual Best of Ireland Gala Dinner on Monday evening, February 24, 2020, in New York City. A total of $750,000 was pledged on the night for the support of international pediatric research projects across the areas of oncology, cardiology, and immunology.
Enda Kenny, former taoiseach of Ireland, introduced the honorees: Robert McCann, chairman of UBS America; golf champion Pádraig Harrington; and Charlotte Moore and Ciarán O’Reilly, the founders of the Irish Repertory Theatre.
Three hundred guests from the spheres of business, the arts, and politics attended the gala, which was chaired by Alan T. Ennis, former CEO of Glansaol.
The National Children’s Research Centre is based at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin in Dublin, Ireland. ♦