5:30 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 his 16-year history with the Irish Chamber. He attended nearly every event and made every effort to make all members feel welcome.

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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 a silent auction. 100% of the proceeds from our auction will be donated to our scholarship fund.

Donations may be made directly to the Scholarship Fund via their website or by check.
** Very important: If you donate online, please select the option “Direct gift to area(s) of my choice.” In the “Other Designation” section, please note “James J. McLaughlin, Jr. ’70 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

Still need to pay?

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

Thank you to our Event Contributors


Click below to download Modell’s Coupons, 5% of sales will be donated directly to our scholarship fund.

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

Thank you to our Scholarship Contributors

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

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

Angels (donations of $1000 or more)
– John Brennan
– Christine Hartmann
– The Mullen Family Foundation

Cherubs (donations of $500 or more)



Contact Alanna at or call/text 215.772.3101

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