members

Members of The Giving Circle are based in Ireland and are committed to giving their time and money to social causes in a strategic and meaningful way.

Currently the following individuals comprise the membership of The Giving Circle, representing a range of interests, skill sets and backgrounds.

Eamonn Conlon

Trevor Dolan

Faye Walsh Drouillard

Vincent Drouillard

Catherine Duffy

Adrian Duffy

Patrick Kelly

Helen Kennedy

Corinna Knaggs

Carolyn MacDonnell

Michael MacDonnell

Liz McCarthy

Ciara McNaughten

Sean McNaughten

Patricia Meeks

Aoife Miller

Karen O'Neill

Tracy Scruggs

Bernadette Shanahan

Paddy Shanahan

Founder

Faye Walsh Drouillard

Faye founded The Giving Circle to inspire, engage and meet the needs of the new generation of philanthropists so they will be active in their lifetime.  She is passionate about harnessing the power of entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and philanthropy to create sustainable social and financial impact.  Founder and Board Chair of two collective giving foundations, The Giving Circle of Amsterdam and The Giving Circle of Ireland, she hopes to inspire a new generation of more engaged philanthropists and social investors..  
    
She has worked as a consultant providing strategy, management and fundraising guidance to start-ups and social enterprise and non-profit organisations in Europe and the US moving to the next level of impact.  She served as Executive Director of education-based Freedom Writers Foundation during its feature film and book releases (“Freedom Writers” Paramount Pictures 2007) and international growth.   Previously, she was as a corporate paralegal and marketing coordinator in Paris, London and LA for a major U.S. law firm during its European expansion. Currently she participates in an investor syndicate whose aim is to increase women’s participation in angel investing.  

Faye serves as a member of the Ashoka Support Network in Ireland, European Venture Philanthropy Association and is a director of the board of Philanthropy Ireland.  Originally from Washington D.C., she holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington-Seattle and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.  She now resides in Dublin, Ireland with her husband, three young children and beloved rescue dog Lotus..