The Ireland Funds presents Texas Emerald Ball

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Gary Kelly
Photo courtesy of Southwest Airlines

The Ireland Funds will present Gary Kelly, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines, with its 2020 Philanthropic Leadership Award at the Texas Emerald Ball. In addition, Enda Kenny, former prime minister of Ireland, was named the recipient of the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Maureen Kelly Cooper, executive director for Cushman & Wakefield, and Kathryn Cassidy, president and COO of Altair Global, are co-chairs for the Texas Emerald Ball. Entertainment includes Ronan Tynan, an Irish tenor. After the dinner and program, guests are invited to stay for dancing with Manhattan Dance Band.

Event Details



The Adolphus
1321 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75202


Ticket Info

Tables start at $5,000.