Loretta Brennan Glucksman has been involved in philanthropic endeavors for more than two

decades, focusing on education, the arts, health care and peace initiatives in both the United

States and Ireland, a passion she shared with her late husband Lew Glucksman.

Loretta is the Chairman Emeritus of The American Ireland Fund (AIF), where she served as

its Chairman for 18 years before stepping down in December 2013. During that time, the AIF

exceeded its goal of raising $100 million under the Promising Ireland Campaign and reset the

target to $200 million.

Loretta is Co-Chair of Glucksman Ireland House founded in 1993, the center for Irish Studies

at New York University, and she serves on the Board of Arts and Sciences at NYU. She also

is Chairman of the University of Limerick Foundation. Loretta is also a long-time staunch

supporter of FACES (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures), which is affiliated with the NYU

Langone Medical Center.

Lew and Loretta established the Glucksman Chair of English and American Letters at NYU,

and the Glucksman Chair of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen. In 2007,

University College Cork officially opened the Lewis Glucksman Gallery; in 2001, Lew and Loretta

established the Map Conservation Library at Trinity College, Dublin; and in 1998 they helped

build the Glucksman Library at University Limerick.

In Ireland, Loretta served on numerous boards including IDA Ireland (national private sector

economic development), The National Gallery of Ireland, The National Library, The National

Concert Hall, The Abbey Theatre, Trinity College, University College Cork, The Royal College of

Surgeons, Smurfit School of Business at the University of Dublin, and Cork Airport Authority.

In 2002, Loretta was conferred an Honorary Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty

Queen Elizabeth, the highest honor for a non-British citizen, for her work toward peace in

Northern Ireland. She also received honorary degrees from the Universities of Scranton,

Fairfield, Trinity, and Cork and she is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy, The Royal

Dublin Society and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Loretta has hosted radio programs in New York City and delivered speeches to groups in the

U.S. and abroad. Earlier in her career, she was a television producer and on-air host for news

and public affairs with PBS. She was also a lecturer in English literature at several universities.