The founder of our charity, Edith Wilkins spent 28 years of her life working with impoverished children in India. She is currently the Foundations CEO, as well as being a sitting board member.
Conor Maloney has been a member of the Foundation’s board for 10 years. A veteran of the Irish charity sector, Conor began volunteering at the age of 17, and was one of the founders of the Cork Simon community. Before retirement, Conor was a secondary school teache. He is currently the Foundation’s secretary, and provides vital expertise and experience regarding the running of our charity.
Leo McMahon joined the Foundation’s board in 2003. In addition to his work with the Foundation, Leo is a journalist for the Cork based newspaper, the Southern Star. Leo’s vast knowledge of Cork’s media industry, as well as his many contacts in local and regional newspapers make him an indispensible member of the Edith Wilkins Foundation team. Leo has also served as a director of the Foundation for 10 years
Daragh Mangan is a a final year student in UCC who did a five month work placement with the Edith Wilkins Foundation in India. Since returning from India in August 2014, Daragh has been a member of the Foundation’s board, before becoming a director of the Foundation in 2015. He also takes part in fundraising, marketing and events management on behalf of the Foundation.
Edith’s father Bert has been an active member of the Foundation since it was established in 2003. Over many years of dedicated work supporting his daughters work in India, Bert developed a keen understanding of the Cork charity sector, and continues to be a dedicated member of the Edith Wilkins team.
Ruth McEvoy is a final year student in UCC who did a five month work placement with the Edith Wilkins Foundation in India. Ruth joined the Foundation’s board in September 2014, and also takes an active role in many of the Foundation’s events and fundraisers.