Australia Young Leaders

Australia Young Leaders

The Young Leaders program cultivates young friends of Ireland to network and support the philanthropic work of The Ireland Funds Australia.

The Ireland Funds Australia is a part of The Ireland Funds, a global philanthropic network established 40 years ago to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland, and Irish-related causes around the world. With chapters in 12 countries, The Ireland Funds has raised over $600 million for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefitting more than 3,200 different organizations.

The Young Leaders’ Network is a key Ireland Funds Programme attracting the next generation of leaders. The mission of The Ireland Funds Young Leaders Network is to attract professionals aged 25-40. Paving the way for the future, the Network cultivates an emerging generation of philanthropists, connects the global Irish community, and inspires positive change.

We have three regions in Australia: Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane

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Join as a Young Leader and enjoy these exclusive membership benefits:

Level 1 – Young Leader $200 annually ($150 of which is tax deductible)

  • Discounts of approx. 50% to major events such as the Sydney Garden Party and the annual Brisbane and Melbourne lunches.
  • Enhancing your personal and professional networks whilst supporting people less fortunate than ourselves.
  • Invitation to exclusive members only events to meet the Board.
  • Access to our global network of The Ireland Funds in 12 countries.
  • Exclusive members only invitation to the Young Leaders Summit YLS8 in New York, January 2019 with discounted accommodation.
  • Tax deductible donation

Level 2 – Benefactor $1,000 annually (which is tax deductible) All the benefits of a Young Leader PLUS these additional benefits

  • All of the benefits of a Young Leader PLUS;
  • Invitation to the 42nd Ireland Funds Conference in Adare, Co. Limerick 20-23 June 2018.
  • Recognition as a Benefactor in The Ireland Funds Australia publications.
  • Receive a copy of Connect Magazine

Payment Options


Upcoming Events


There are no upcoming events

Past Events

Young Leaders Australia

Sunday 8 September 2019

Australia – Melbourne Young Leaders Global 5k 2019
Young Leaders Australia

Saturday 7 September 2019

Australia – Sydney Young Leaders Global 5k 2019
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Past Events

The Ireland Funds Australia Young Leader Committees

Brisbane Committee

Jude Bolger
Amanda Donoghue

Sydney Committee

John Gallagher  (Chair)
Sean Bryceland
Donna Campbell
Niamh Cunningham
Melissa Fisher
Hannah Fraser
Ciara Gaffney
Hazel McDwyer
Jennifer Najdek
Amy Taggart

Melbourne Committee

Sandra Booth (Co-Chair)
Adrian Hanley
Matthew Kearney
Robert Loughnane
Catherine Murphy

Contact Us

Contact Info

Jennifer Najdek

Events & Office Manager

Suite 103, 20 Bayswater Road Potts Point NSW 2011 Australia

T - 02 9357 2350


Melbourne Young Leaders

Sandra Booth

Melbourne Chair

T - 0400 048 200

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