Monica McWilliams Presented with The Ireland Funds Distinguished Leadership Award

26th June 2023

Posted In: Be In The Frame

Donors from around the globe attended The Ireland Funds Worldwide Conference in Co Kildare, recently {21-24, June, 2023}. The three-day conference welcomed over 200 supporters from the organization’s international chapters.

At a gala event on day two, Monica McWilliams was presented with The Ireland Funds Distinguished Leadership Award in recognition of her dedicated work for enduring peace in Northern Ireland.

Monica McWilliams was the co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, a signatory to the Good Friday Agreement, a former Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly from 1998 to 2003, former chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Association, and a lecturer in Ulster University. She received a standing ovation and spoke of The Ireland Funds being a champion in helping great causes and energising her own work.

Photographed at the event were: Caitriona Fottrell (left), President & CEO of The Ireland Funds; Monica McWilliams, recipient of The Ireland Funds Distinguished Leadership Award; and Gene McQuade, Chairman of The Ireland Funds America.