b'2018was a very good year for The Ireland Funds and generated revenue from LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN OFTHE IRELAND FUNDS AMERICAcontributions of $30 million. This was made possible, as always, by the incredible generosity of our donors. Our donors enabled remarkable things for Irish nonprofits in 2018. The revenue generated not only allowed us to fund 314 projects across the island of Ireland and around the globe, but in particular enabled our Flagship Grants: significant investments that build capacity, core funding and sustainability for outstanding established projects. Thanks to our events and unrestricted income generated, Sensational Kids, Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Dogs for the Disabled, CyberSafeIreland, Children in Crossfire and the Abbey Theatre each received two-year investments that are helping to scale their impact and increase their reach. We showcase some of those accomplishments and milestones in the pages that follow. Our event roster was strong with numerous events and an active Young Leaders program. Through those events we were able to introduce our mission to new friends as well as deepen our relationships with existing friends and donors. PeopleareattheheartofTheIrelandFundsandoureventscontinuetoserveasakey opportunity to gather and reinforce our love and care for the island of Ireland. There are so many stories of how The Ireland Funds is changing lives and improving the day-to-day lives of people across the island of Ireland and around the globe. On page 4 we share some of that testimony from organizations ranging from The Good Shepherd Cork addressing the family homelessness crisis, to SUAS which is improving childrens reading and math abilities. One privilege as an or-ganization is that we get to address such diverse needs and make a difference for thousands of people. This is the core mission of our organization: to harness the power of a global philanthropic network of friends of Ireland to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities around the world.It is only through your philanthropy that we succeed and we are immensely grateful.THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO OUR MISSION AND FOR CHOOSING TO SUPPORT THE IRELAND FUNDS AMERICA.John Fitzpatrick, Chairman of The Ireland Funds America1'