About us

The Mater Foundation is the official fundraising body of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

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Vision

Every sick person in Ireland will have timely access to world class healthcare when they need it.

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Mission

We will harness our supporters’ kindness and generosity and work together with our partners to continuously transform and improve patient care at The Mater Hospital. We will ensure that The Mater Hospital is at the forefront of research and innovation and is a leader for healthcare in Ireland.

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Values

We are a strategic, caring and responsible organisation. We are entrusted by our supporters to honour their commitment and dedication by putting their vital donations and philanthropic supports to the most impactful use to help provide world-class patient care at The Mater Hospital. We are driven by six values: • Integrity • Honesty • Transparency • Compassion • Respect • Excellence

The Mater Foundation makes a real difference to patients by providing services and funding equipment that otherwise would not exist. Through our grants programme we dare to go beyond the traditional fields of funding to ensure that patients attending all areas of the hospital receive the best we can offer.

About The Mater Foundation

We have one specific goal – to improve patient care in the Mater. Our supporters help us achieve this by investing in state-of-the-art equipment that makes diagnosis and treatment more efficient and effective, enhancing facilities to create a comfortable and caring environment, and financing research that ensures the Mater is leading the way in medical innovation.

It is our supporters that make this a reality for over 315,000 patient visits in the Mater Public Hospital each year. Established in 1985, we are the official fundraising charity for the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and also the largest adult hospital foundation in Ireland.

Meet our team

The staff of the Mater Hospital touch the lives of thousands of people across Ireland every year. For all of us at the foundation, we feel it’s a huge privilege to work to help them care for some of the sickest that enter the hospital, and are always on hand to help you support them.

Mary Moorhead

Chief Executive

Andrea Neill

Director of Finance and Operations

Roisin Duffy

Director of Development

John Dwyer

Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships

Eleanor Hughes

Supporter Care & Database Officer

Hazel Beattie

Grants Officer

Tsitsi Rinomhota

CRM Manager

James Sullivan

Individual Giving Manager

Angela McNulty

Community and Events Specialist

Sinead Healy

Governance and Compliance Lead

Kabir Kalia

National Campaigns Executive

Tom Grace

Marketing and Communications Officer

Celine Nic Oireachtaigh

Marketing and Communications Manager

Claudine Kelly

Finance Officer

Ger Kinsella

Senior Office Administrator

Board of Directors

Neil Bannon

Chair

Neil is the Chair of the Mater Foundation Board. He is the co- founder and Executive Chairman of Bannon. He has been in the commercial property business for over 23 years and is acknowledged as one of Ireland’s leading retail property experts. He brings his extensive leadership skills and business acumen to his role as Chair of the Foundation.

Clodagh O'Brien

Clodagh is the Chair of the Mater Foundation’s Governance Committee. She is a partner in Crowes consultancy arm. She has experience working with organisations in the commercial, not for profit and public sectors.
Clodagh’s specialist skills include marketing and digital marketing, strategy, organisation development, business planning and innovation. She brings all these relevant skills to the Mater Foundation Board.

Karen Herbert

Karen is a member of our Governance Committee as well as serving on the Board. She is an accomplished corporate governance and risk management professional, accountant and banking executive with extensive senior leadership experience across a range of core banking activities. She brings her experience of risk management and financial management skills to the Mater Foundation Board.

Órlaith Fortune

Órlaith is a Marketing Manager in corporate and business banking in AIB. She has extensive marketing and management experience in the Irish market having previously worked for C&C, Bulmers, Mars and Vodafone. She is an excellent communicator and strategist who brings her considerable acumen to the Mater Foundation Board.

Harry McIntyre

Harry is the current Chair of the Mater Foundation’s Finance Committee. As well as bringing his professional acumen he brings a wealth of board experience and is currently a board director in SONAS and a board director and Chairperson of the Investment Committee of the Community Credit Union. His background is in banking and financial services.

Aidan O'Connell

Aidan is the vice-Chair of the Mater Foundation board and brings a breadth of experience. An accountant specialising in Corporate Insolvency and Reconstruction. He is a practitioner with many years experience in the technical and practical aspects of insolvency including Investigations, Reconstructions, Examinerships, Receiverships and Liquidation. He was the former Head of Insolvency at NAMA as well as having worked with top accountancy firms KPMG and Deloitte.

John Fogarty

John is a senior business leader with a comprehensive knowledge of investment banking and corporate finance. He has extensive experience of providing leadership and strategic direction to businesses. He brings these attributes to the Mater Foundation Board.

Alan Sharp

Alan is the CEO of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. He is an experienced senior healthcare executive with a clear sense of vision, purpose and execution in bringing strategy to life by anticipating, managing and leading change and innovation. A strategic thinker with a proven record in critical analysis, lateral thinking and an ability to effectively prioritise unpredictable demands in a changing environment. Qualified with a Degree in Science, prior to qualifying as a Management Accountant. He holds a Masters in Engineering Management from UCD and an EMBA from Smurfit Business School.

Paul Keane

Paul is a highly qualified Solicitor. He is the former Managing Partner of Reddy Charlton and has particular expertise in Corporate law, Commercial transactions, Partnership and Professional Discipline and Regulation. He is a member of the Council of the Law society of Ireland. He brings his wealth of experience and knowledge to the Mater Foundation Board.

Dan Murphy

Advisor to Board Finance Committee

Dan is an advisor to the Mater Foundation’s Board Finance Committee. He is an Associate Director, Audit with Crowe and holds a BA in accounting and business and MBS in accounting from DCU. As a Chartered Accountant Dan brings considerable financial and audit experience to the committee.

Dr. Brian Marsh

Brian is a Consultant in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and is currently Chairman of the hospital Medical Executive. Brian brings many years of clinical and executive experience to the Board of the Mater Foundation helping determine projects which will have maximum impact for patients ensuring supporters donations are utilised to improve patient outcomes.

Siobhán Bradley

Siobhán is the principal coach and consultant at ‘OpenTalk’. She has numerous qualifications and over 25 years experience in senior roles leading teams in government and higher education. Her background in human resources, organisational development and strategy led her to set up her own consultancy. She will bring her expertise in coaching, HR and change management to her role on the Mater Foundation Board.

Publications

Each year we produce a wide range of publications that range from information brochures to annual reports. As we could not exist without those who give generously of their money, time and energy, you’ll see within how we invest your donations to make a real difference to patients of the Mater Hospital.

To be transparent and open about all of our fundraising activities, we keep them here for you to read.

Fundraising principles

The Mater Foundation is committed at all times to treating its donors and supporters with the highest level of care and respect. To that end, we follow national guiding principles for fundraising and have developed a donor charter to which we always adhere.

The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Founded in 1852 – and officially opening its doors in 1861 – the Mater Hospital currently serves around 315,000 patients from throughout Ireland every year. It is rooted in the heart of Dublin City, East Leinster and indeed the nation.

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