Clongowes Foundation

Image L-R: Aine Burns, Martin Nugent, Michelle Burke

The Clongowes Foundation’s responsibility is to nurture relationships and secure funding to realise the agreed development plans of the College and the Alberto Hurtado Bursary Programme.

Martin Nugent – Chair of Fundraising

Michelle Burke – Fundraising Manager

Aine Burns – Development Officer

Martin Nugent is a former Assistant Headmaster and teacher in Clongowes from 1975-2013. Since 1992 he has been involved in Strategic Planning for the future of Clongowes. He retired as Assistant Headmaster at the end of August 2013

Michelle Burke joined the Foundation in November 2013 arriving with a proven track record in business having run her own marketing consultancy since 2000 where clients included UCD Smurfit Business School, The Merrion Hotel, The National Maternity Hospital, O2 Telefonica and Liberty Insurance in the areas of marketing, relationship management, fundraising, brand and communications.

Áine Burns who is known to many of our alumni has worked in the Foundation for the past four years as office and database manager, administrator, and events’ organiser.  Áine has 15 years of experience in a variety of personal assistant, administrative and office management roles in the education sector,  including the University of Ulster and the Institute of Technology Tallaght.

The Foundation reports to the Foundation Trustees and the College Board of Management.

Foundation Governance:

The Clongowes Wood College Foundation is a legal entity and has a Board of Trustees appointed by the Provincial as follows:

Michael Ryan (Chairman): Fr. Leonard Maloney SJ; Fr. Michael Sheil SJ; Peter Murphy (Provincial’s Office); William O’ Grady (Alumnus). Mr Ray Kenny (Director of Finance and Administration) attends meetings. Other trustees may be appointed subject to approval by the Provincial.

The role of the Foundation Trustees is to ensure appropriate ethical standards in the workings of the Foundation and to ensure the correct use by the College of all monies raised by the Foundation.

 Foundation Contact Details:

Martin Nugent
Tel:  +353 45 838 215

Michelle Burke
Tel: +353 45 902 333
mobile + 353 87 6277196

Aine Burns
Tel: + 353 45 902 334


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