Invest in ICE

Invest in Future Entrepreneurs

As an independent charity, ICE has no guaranteed ongoing funding. In order to keep ICE a free service, the Board must fund-raise annually from both public and private sector sources.

We are 70% funded by private and 30% funded by public sources and while the fundraising drive is an ongoing requirement we feel it is now timely to establish a Friends of ICE.

We are asking supporters and individuals such as yourselves who are interested in supporting new entrepreneurs to become a Friend.

Your pledge of annual support of €250 or more over a 3 year period will help to secure our core work assisting unemployed individuals to establish their own start-ups and create a livelihood for themselves and their families.

We aim to grow the Friends of ICE to 70 members by year end and up to 130 by the end of 2017.

If we succeed, the individual pledges of the Friends of ICE will collectively represent a vital funding stream which will greatly facilitate ICE’s work allowing us to move forward and both develop our current portfolio as well as grow more entrepreneurs into the future.

What You Get in Return

As a valuable Friend of ICE you will get:

  • Invites to all ICE events including the ICE Awards Event & ICE Client Networking events and any ICE occasions
  • A copy of our Annual Report
  • Our 6 monthly Newsletter
  • Our Social Enterprises Events
  • Acknowledgements in ICE  Publications/ICE website

Board of ICE

Brian Wickham (Chair)-Area Manager Bank of Ireland
Tony Keohane-former CEO-TESCO
Rosemary Garth-Director Communications & Corporate Affairs-Irish Distillers
Greg Swift-CEO-LEO Dublin
Michael Shelley-Partner Grant Thornton
Vincent Crowley-former CEO-INM
Peaches Kemp-Co-Founder-Itsa Bagel
Raymond O Rourke-International Food
Colin McCrea-former V.P-Atlantic