Societies, Memberships, Forums

Deepen Your Connection To Ireland

The Worldwide Ireland Funds are proud to offer tailored opportunities that allow donors to explore the richness of Ireland and its unique culture. Our societies also offer donor the chance to network with one another locally and globally, while supporting the work of The Worldwide Ireland Funds.

The Young Leaders

Young Leaders The Young Leaders Society attracts professionals ages 25-40. Paving the way for the future, the Society cultivates an emerging generation of philanthropists while providing a networking forum and a connection with modern Ireland. With vibrant events around the world, members have raised over $1 million for the work of The Ireland Funds. Learn more.

The Ireland Funds' Winegeese Society

WineGeese The Ireland Funds' Winegeese Society celebrates wine, food and art of Irish provenance from around the world. The name "WineGeese" comes from the story of the Wild Geese - a term coined to describe a group of Irish families who fled Ireland in the 17th century and established successful wineries around the world. Today, members enjoy access to private trips, tours, and tastings at vineyards around the world. Membership is by invitation only and all activities are funded by WineGeese Society members. Learn more.

The Golf Society

Golf Society Members of The Golf Society come together around the mission of The Ireland Funds while enjoying the game, friendly competition and camaraderie. Benefits include negotiated agreements with top courses in the U.S. and Ireland where members enjoy special rates and privileges. Learn more.

The Gallery Circle

Gallery Circle The Gallery Circle allows members to experience a deeper connection to Ireland's rich and vast culture through the arts. Supporters enjoy access to a range of cultural events focusing on Irish visual, musical, written, and performing arts. Artists who have participated include Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, the late Frank McCourt and Dr. Michael O Suilleabhain, one of Ireland's premier composers. Learn more.

The Leadership Forum

Leadership Forum The Leadership Forum is an ongoing series of round-table discussions with top political, economic and cultural leaders from both the U.S. and Ireland. American Ireland Fund supporters enjoy an opportunity to explore current affairs in an intimate setting with access to an extraordinary roster of public figures. The Leadership Forum is a unique initiative that provides insight to members who place importance on cultivating the ties between Ireland and the United States. Learn more.

The Heritage Society

Lasting Gift to AIF The American Ireland Fund Heritage Society works with donors to fulfill their philanthropic vision through lasting gifts. The Society’s personalized approach ensures the work that donors value today, will continue to make a difference for Ireland tomorrow. Learn more.