Almost 40 years providing top quality care to children

Saving lives through research, child care, and family support

About CMRF

At CMRF, we dedicate each day to improving the health and well-being of children and their families affected by childhood illness and disease.
Since 1984, CMRF has been the US affiliate of Children’s Medical & Research Foundation in Ireland. Both nonprofit organizations work together to support Ireland’s leading pediatric research institution, the National Children’s Research Centre based at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, 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
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

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.
Eoin Duane

Eoin Duane

Director, Evergreen Coast Capital
Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Senior Vice President, Allied Irish Bank
David Evans

David Evans

Managing Director, Canyon CTS
Dan Forbes

Dan Forbes

Executive Director, DMS Governance
Ann Murtagh

Ann Murtagh

Senior Director of Corporate International Sales, Denihan Hospitality Group
Michael J. Feeney

Michael J. Feeney

Partner Relations, Ampfield Management
Patrick Bogues

Patrick Bogues

Vice President, Cross Asset Sales at Goldman Sachs
Claire Gallagher

Claire Gallagher

Financial Representative, Empire Wealth Strategies
James Morrissey

James Morrissey

CEO, East Houston Holdings
Niall Best

Niall Best

Senior Associate, McCann Fitzgerald
Alan Keating

Alan Keating

Partner and US Resident Counsel at Matheson, New York
Valerie McGrane

Valerie McGrane

Director, KPMG US
Patrick Greene

Patrick Greene

Managing Director, The Greene Room
Maria McElhinney

Maria McElhinney

Partner, Finance, A&L Goodbody
Jamie Breen

Jamie Breen

VP at AIB Leveraged Finance
Hugo Morrissey

Hugo Morrissey

Vice-President, ABS Banking, Bank of America Merril Lynch
Cat Slattery

Cat Slattery

Innovation Lab Manager, Bank of Ireland
Carly Halpin

Carly Halpin

Business Development Executive, McCann Fitzgerald
Ashleigh Coughlan

Ashleigh Coughlan

Assistant Director of Finance, Greystone Management Solutions
Caitriona Saunders

Caitriona Saunders

Manager EY US GWTR
Tanya O’Hagan

Tanya O’Hagan

Senior Associate, Allen & Overy