Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

American Ireland Fund Gala

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

American Ireland Fund Gala

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#PotOGold: A blanket of snow instead of shamrocks covered Heinz Field during the 41st annual American Ireland Fund Gala held in the East Club Lounge on St. Patrick's Day. There was plenty of green inside with more than 600 guests paying tribute to the Irish as men wore green tie and tux and women were adorned in shades of the Emerald Isle. The America Ireland Fund has raised more than $500 million for worthy causes and people in need in the U.S. and Ireland.

* #APintOrTwo: Transformed into "Rooney's Pub," the party kicked off with a VIP reception featuring a talk by Howard Fineman (with Amy Nathan). He was the evening's special guest and childhood friend of this year's Chairman's Award recipient Sy Holzer. "Sy is the same smart, hard working, modest guy he was in junior high," noted Mr. Fineman. Mr. Fineman is the global editorial director at The Huffington Post. …

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