Australia Young Leaders

Australia Young Leaders

The Australian Young Leaders are proudly sponsored by Lifestyle Solutions.

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:

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 in America, January 2020 with discounted accommodation
  • Tax deductible donation

Level 2 – Benefactor – $1,000 annually
(which is tax deductible)

  • All of the benefits of a Young Leader
  • Invitation to the 44th Ireland Funds Conference in Ireland, June 2020
  • Recognition as a Benefactor in The Ireland Funds Australia publications
  • Receive a copy of Connect Magazine

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Upcoming Events


There are no upcoming events

Past Events

Young Leaders Australia

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Australia – Young Leaders Online Charity Bootcamp 2020
Young Leaders Australia

Thursday 12 December 2019

Australia – Brisbane Christmas Networking Drinks 2019
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Past Events

The Ireland Funds Australia Young Leader Committees

Brisbane Committee

Jude Bolger
Amanda Donoghue
Brian McGlennon

Sydney Committee

Donna Campbell (Chair)
Sean Bryceland
Meadhbh Cacciaguidi-Fahy
Niamh Cunningham
Danielle Ferguson
Melissa Fisher
Orla Hennessy
Hazel McDwyer
Margaret McGrath
Jennifer Najdek
Toni O’Neill

Melbourne Committee

Sandra Booth (Chair)
Adrian Hanley
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