We are delighted that our CEO Pat Doyle claimed the award for Excellence in Leadership at the Charity Institute Ireland Awards.
Pat was recognised for his leading role in tackling the homelessness crisis, from the emergency response during Storm Emma to developing new housing projects to lift people out of homelessness.
Reacting to the news, Pat said: “I was humbled by the win at the Charity Institute Ireland Awards. I view this award for all of us in the Trust, with staff doing their level best to respond to the homelessness crisis at the moment. Everyone’s fingerprint is on this accolade.”
There were six nominees for this Excellence in Leadership award from the following sectors, including Barretstown, Jigsaw, Concern, Cystic Fibrosis, and the Central Remedial Clinic.
These awards aim to highlight and reward excellence within the charity sector. The categories reflect the full spectrum of those who work within the sector in charities big and small, from trustees to fundraisers, members of the finance team to corporate partners.
With 50 nominations across 12 categories, Peter McVerry Trust was also nominated for Communications Campaign of the Year for our work during Storm Emma.
The awards were judged by a panel of accomplished peers from the sector and included the following: Fergus Finlay (Board Member – Charities Regulator), Eilis Murray (CEO – Philanthropy Ireland), Kevin Delaney (Head of Fundraising & Communications – Don Bosco Care), Siobhan McGee (CEO – Action Aid Ireland), Denisa Casement CFRE (CEO – The Casement Group), Katie Norris (Grants Manager – The Ireland Funds), Deirdre Garvey (CEO – The Wheel), Teresa Harrington (Author of ‘Accounting and Reporting by Charities in the Republic of Ireland’), Matt Cull (Director – Matt Cull Consulting UK).