young irish fellowship club
Arthur Dunne Award
The Arthur DunneAward acknowledges outstanding contributions to YIFC and the Irish community. Judge Arthur Dunne was a member of the Irish Fellowship Club (IFC) and was elected the liaison between the IFC and the newly-created YIFC in 1980. He was instrumental in getting YIFC started and his contribution to the YIFC is honored by this annual award. Typically the winner of the Arthur Dunne Award is a past YIFC or current or past IFC Board member. Most importantly, the recipient should be someone who has gone above and beyond to contribute to the YIFC.
Billy Lawless & Bill Gainer
Judge Tom Allen
John Daley, Sr.
Judge Maureen Connors
Mary Gin Harrington Rabinek
Businessman of the Year
The Businessman of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond the typical YIFC sponsor. This recipient assists the Club in following its mission: to explore the Irish culture, network with other young professionals in Chicago and most importantly, support YIFC charities to achieve its fundraising goals either through sponsorship, financial donations or product donation.
Tom Dowd-Fado Irish Pub
Peggy Dineen-Southwest Airlines
Sarah Slater and Theresa Altgilbers-Jam USA
John Engel-Chicago Beverage
Sherry Courtney and Kristen Eschrich-MillerCoors
The Kavanaugh Family
Vince and Anthony Divono-Bourbon Street
Kevin and Eamon Vaughn
Alumni of the Year
The Alumni of the Year Award is presented to a former board member of the Young Irish Fellowship Club Board of Directors who has served on the Board of Directors in the past, and has continued to consult the board, after their time serving the board has ended. The award acknowledges the dedication, service and support the individual has shown to the Club.
Jackie Theodore, Bridget Gilman