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Blackrock College 'received highest AIF grant in 2011'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 25/03/2013. Blackrock College 'received highest AIF grant in 2011'Tags: Secondary School News

The highest donation made to a school in the Irish education system by the American Ireland Fund (AIF) in 2011 went to Blackrock College.

This is according to new figures provided by the AIF, which revealed the elite private school received 2.27 million dollars (1.74 million euros) from the philanthropic group during the 12-month period.

Indeed, it was shown that Blackrock College has benefited from 2.3 million dollars in grants from the AIF - which forms part of the Worldwide Ireland Funds, a network currently operating in 12 countries that has raised money for more than 1,200 organisations - in the past five years.

The AIF explained the 2011 grants were given to the school to help with its development programme.

Kieran McLoughlin, chief executive of the AIF, said: "The fund supports a range of projects from major university capital programmes to access education programmes for those with special needs or from disadvantaged economic backgrounds."

Written by Donal Walsh


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