To help celebrate its 50th anniversary the Society of Actuaries in Ireland (SAI) has launched a charity partnership with the Irish Youth Foundation. The SAI which is the professional body representing the actuarial profession in Ireland is dedicated to serving the public by fostering the highest standards of professionalism and competence in actuarial practice.
Funds contributed by the SAI and its members will go directly towards the IYF’s Flagship Fund. The fund will support projects and programmes across the country which work with children and young people from disadvantaged communities. The Society has pledged to match aggregate donations of up to €25,000.
Speaking to members of the Society Sheelagh Malin, SAI President 2021/2022, said:
“As actuaries we are fortunate to have had the education, opportunities and support to fulfil our potential in a rewarding profession – something we can often take for granted. Through this Charity Partnership, we will help raise additional funds for the Irish Youth Foundation that will be used to support, educate and train young people who are living in difficult circumstances through no fault of their own. Please be generous in your donations to give the most vulnerable in our society the opportunity to thrive.”
Irish Youth Foundation CEO, Lucy Masterson said:
“We’re so grateful to the team at SAI for choosing us as their charity partner to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The funds raised will be invaluable to youth projects around the country and right now they are needed more than ever.
Our most marginalised and vulnerable children and young adults have borne the brunt of the long-term effects Covid-19 fallout. The current cost of living crisis is exacerbating this. These are bright young people who, given the right opportunities, can thrive and reach their full potential.
Added to this, the projects we support will play a key role in welcoming Ukrainian young people into communities across Ireland. The needs haven’t changed but the community has expanded. We need to make sure that youth workers have our full support.
We know that if we continue to support children and young people across the areas of Education, Health and Wellbeing, and Skills and Employability, that we can make a life changing impact to thousands. The support of the SAI and their members will go a long way in helping us to achieve that.”
SAI members can make a donation to support the partnership here. The Society of Actuaries in Ireland will match aggregate donations up to a maximum of €25,000.