The second Mary Immaculate College Foundation Gala Dinner, which took place on Saturday, 7th March( 2015) in the Strand Hotel, Limerick saw over 200 of MIC’s business and civic partners gather in support and celebration of developments at the College.
Speaking at the event Professor Michael A Hayes, President of MIC said; “The MIC Foundation, set up in 2005 as a separate charitable entity, is key to identifying and accessing funding from sources outside of the Exchequer – where the majority of our funding comes from currently. In these times, it is vital for all higher education institutions in Ireland to develop their potential by means of non-Exchequer finance. Few Universities in Ireland can say that they have sufficient funding to operate at their true level of potential and the same, naturally, can be said of our own College, for which we have very ambitious plans.”
In thanking the guests – which included the Bishop of Limerick, Fr Brendan Leahy; Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Limerick, Cllr Michael Sheahan; and Deputy Mayor of Limerick City & County, Joe Crowley – Páidí Ó Lionáird, Chief Sub-Editor Nuacht RTÉ & TG4 presenter and current Chairman of the MIC Foundation Board commented that “The Gala Dinner was a great opportunity to say thank you to the many friends of Mary Immaculate College and to keep alumni connected to their alma mater.” Notable Alumni in attendance was Fr. Phonsie Cullinan, an alumnus of MIC and now Bishop elect of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore.
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