6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jim McLaughlin Memorial Reception

Honoring & Remembering Our Friend, Jim McLaughlin

On July 24th, 2015, we lost founding board member and past president, Jim McLaughlin, to brain cancer. Jim, a Havertown resident, was a proud graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School and Saint Joseph’s University.

In the early days of the Irish Chamber, together with a close-knit group of colleagues and friends, Jim helped the Chamber flourish. He served on our board until June, 2013, including a term as president. Jim possessed a natural skill of networking and connecting people, and mentored many fellow Chamber members throughout our 16-year history. He attended nearly every event and made every effort to make all members feel welcome.

To honor Jim, and continue his legacy of service and loyalty, we have started the “James J. McLaughlin, Jr. ’70 Memorial Scholarship Fund” at Saint Joseph’s University. Our Board members have generously pledged their support to start the scholarship fund, but we need your help to reach our goal of $50,000!

Join us as we celebrate Jim’s life at a networking cocktail reception which will feature live Irish music, great company, and silent auctions. 100% of the proceeds from our auctions will be donated to our scholarship fund.

Includes 2 drink tickets, live Irish music, hors d’oeuvres, chef-attended food stations

Individual Ticket: $50.00

Patron: $100.00

* this ticket includes 1 ticket to our event and a $50 (tax deductible) donation directly to the “James J. McLaughlin, Jr ’70 Memorial Scholarship Fund” at Saint Joseph’s University

Donations may be made directly to the Scholarship Fund.

Checks payable to: Saint Joseph’s University
Memo: James J. McLaughlin, Jr. ’70 Scholarship Fund
Mailed to: Irish American Business Chamber & Network, Inc., 200 South Broad Street, Suite 910, Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Springfield Country Club
The Mahoney Room
400 West Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064

Parking & Directions
Complimentary onsite parking is available. For directions, please click HERE.

Auction Items

Contact Alanna at or call/text 215.772.3101


Thank you to our Event Contributors


Thank you to our Scholarship Contributors

Arch Angels (donation of $10,000 or more)

Guardian Angels (donation of $5,000 or more)

Angels (donations of $1000 or more)

Cherubs (donations of $500 or more)



Thank you to our 2017 Ambassador Club Sponsors for making this event possible!