Over 40 years providing top quality care to children

Saving lives through research, child care, and family support

About CMRF

At CMRF Inc., we dedicate each day to improving the health and well-being of children and their families affected by childhood illness and disease.
Since 1979, CMRF Inc. has been the US affiliate of The Children's Health Foundation in Ireland. Both nonprofit organizations work together to support Ireland’s leading pediatric research institution, the National Children’s Research Centre based at Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin in Dublin.
Over decades in the United States, we have partnered with philanthropic Americans to change the face of healthcare for children.
Together, we have raised more than $10 million to support world-leading scientists at the National Children’s Research Centre, the only research facility in Ireland that’s 100% dedicated to sick children – with global impact. Because of generous individuals like you, we can better understand some of the most serious illnesses facing children today, so they can be diagnosed more quickly, treated more effectively, and cured.

Our Board of Directors


The Board of Directors of the Foundation are a group of supportive professionals in the business and Irish community. Their advice, guidance and generosity provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance for multiple CMRF Inc. programs and fundraising events.

Directors Emeritus


The Emeritus Board of Directors are individuals whose service to the board of the Foundation has been recognized over a great many years. The Emeritus Board was created in 2016 and the individuals continue to contribute to the mission of the organization
Dick Connolly

Dick Connolly

Managing Director, Wealth Management, Private Wealth Advisor, The Connolly Principe Group at Morgan Stanley
Alan T. Ennis

Alan T. Ennis

Dick Kearns

Dick Kearns

Independent Director & Investor
Charlie McCabe

Charlie McCabe

Brendan Mulshine

Brendan Mulshine

Executive Vice President at Ryan Speciality Group, LLC
Mark Sheeran

Mark Sheeran

Donard Gaynor

Donard Gaynor

Anne Sansevero

Anne Sansevero

CEO & Founder Healthsense LLC
Jim Flanagan

Jim Flanagan

COO/Vice-Chairman and Managing Partner, PWC

Emerging Leaders Board


Our Emerging Leaders are a group of young professionals who are passionate about the work of CMRF with a fundraising and awareness raising mission. These inspired young people first gathered in 2014, and since then have organized numerous events to generate essential funds in support of Children’s Medical Research Foundation, Inc.