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Loretta Brennan Glucksman Graduation- Thursday 29th June

Queen’s honours Irish-American Philanthropist


Irish-American Philanthropist, Loretta Brennan Glucksman CBE will be honoured today (Thursday 29 June) by Queen’s University.

Irish-American Philanthropist Loretta Brennan Glucksman CBE, has served as Chair of The Ireland Funds America since 1995, raising millions for projects in Northern Ireland and Ireland supporting peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development. She will receive an honorary degree for her services to business and commerce.

Earlier in her career Loretta was a producer for news and public affairs with PBS-TV.  She was also a lecturer in English literature at several universities.

She was granted an Honorary Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the highest honour for a non-British citizen, for her work toward peace in Northern Ireland.

Commenting on the honour, Loretta said: “It is a privilege to be recognised by Queen’s University in this manner. I have a great love for the island of Ireland and the people here. I also have great respect for Queen’s and the work that is being done at the University.”

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