I have followed in the philanthropic tradition of my family which is the Lilly pharmaceutical family. It has been my great privilege to work in the field of philanthropy throughout my life. I have worked in philanthropy projects around the world, and have learned again and again that it is only in giving that we receive.
I came to live in Ireland in 1997 and enjoyed supporting various charitable endeavours here. In 2014 I realised a long held ambition of finding a special philanthropy project in Ireland. That year I founded the Crann Centre Ltd, in Ballincollig, County Cork. CCL was founded with the mission of breaking the pattern of fragmented care services for people with disability and their families. This pattern has marginalised people with disability and their families, increased stigma, and social isolation. I hope that Crann will be the changemaker now, and for many years to come!