The 2016 winners were:
Carmel and Martin Naughton as National Philanthropists of the Year for their significant and strategic philanthropic investment in many areas of Irish life, including the arts and education.
(L to R) 2016 Philanthropist of the Year winners: Kevin Cooney, Xilinx, Mary Sutton, Atlantic Philanthropies, Carmel Naughton, Martin Naughton, Tina Roche
Xilinx as Corporate Philanthropist of the Year for 10 years of strategic community partnership in Ireland. The award was accepted by Kevin Cooney, Managing Director Xilinx EMEA and Global Chief Information Officer.
Chuck Feeney and The Atlantic Philanthropies who received The Community Foundation for Ireland's special Brian Wilson Award to recognise the incredible philanthropic contribution made to Ireland through The Atlantic Philanthropies.