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Seamus Heaney presents Loretta Brennan Glucksman with his poem "Lauds for Loretta" at the 2013 gala.

Glucksman Ireland House 20th Anniversary Gala

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Honoring Loretta Brennan Glucksman

About the honoree:

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Loretta Brennan Glucksman is Chairman of the American Ireland Fund, the largest philanthropic organization to raise funds to support programs of peace, culture, education and community development in Ireland. After a decade-long career as an English teacher, Mrs. Brennan Glucksman was a producer of news and public affairs for PBS-TV where she won several journalistic and civic awards during her career. Mrs. Brennan Glucksman was awarded Honorary Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the Royal Hibernian Academy of Art and the Royal Irish Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a board member of the Industrial Development Authority of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork. Mrs. Brennan Glucksman has been conferred honorary doctorates from Trinity College, Dublin, University College Cork, University of Aberdeen, Fairfield University and the University of Scranton.

At NYU, she is a member of the Sir Harold Acton Society and serves as Chairman of the Glucksman Ireland House, the center for Irish studies at NYU that was endowed by her late husband, Lewis.

2013 Gala Circles

Your donation in excess of $100 per person is a tax-deductible charitable contribution.

The Cathleen Ní Houlihan Circle - $75,000

a woman who embodies the indomitable Irish Spirit
  •  Table of ten with best placement
  •  Private dinner at Glucksman Ireland House for eight guests with two professors of your choice
  •  All benefits of The Lady Gregory Circle

The Lady Gregory Circle- $50,000

a generous and gracious patron of the arts
  • Table of ten with prime placement
  • Full page color advertisement in Gala Program
  • Permanent recognition on bronze donor plaque posted at the entrance of Glucksman Ireland House
  • Honorary Membership to Glucksman Ireland House including invitations to over 35 events per year
  • NYU Chairman’s Circle Membership
  • Opportunity to host your private event at Glucksman Ireland House (restrictions apply)

The Queen Maeve Circle- $25,000

a fiercely independent woman

The Molly Bloom Circle- $10,000

a woman who never hesitates to speak her mind
  • Table of ten
  • Listing in Gala Program
  • Honorary Membership to Glucksman Ireland House including invitations to over 35 events per year.
  • NYU Global Circle Membership

The Annie Moore Circle Individual Ticket - $1,000

 a brave and adventurous spirit
  •  One ticket to join the fun at the gala dinner


If you are unable to attend the dinner gala, but would like to support the efforts of the Glucksman Ireland House, please be in touch with Miriam Nyhan about a fully tax-deductible contribution.

For additional information, please contact Miriam Nyhan at (212) 998-3953 or

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 Join Glucksman Ireland House NYU as we celebrate our 20th anniversary! We are delighted to look forward to another 20 wonderful years of presenting the best of Irish culture in New York City. Become a 20th anniversary member and support our dual mission of excellence in academic study and the presentation of cultural events to the New York public. Members receive free admission or discounted tickets to most events, as well as many other benefits. New members receive the coveted GIH tote bag!