Philanthropy

What is the connection to philanthropy?

CPD-Philanthropy stands for 'giving through learning'. We heavily discount our educational consultancy fees on the premise that professionals, in conjunction with their firms, contribute to charities of their choice.

Who benefits?

  1. Charitable causes.
  2. 95 % of CPD-Philanthropy participants (2015) surveyed rated the impact that CPD-Philanthropy has on their attitude to attending CPD, positively. 
  3. 90 % of CPD-Philanthropy participants (2015) surveyed rated the effectiveness of the contribution that CPD-Philanthropy makes to their organisation's Social Responsibility, positively. 
  4. SMEs' CSR.

How can CPD-Philanthropy assist?

CPD-Philanthropy as a mechanism creates a positive correlation in two ways. Firstly, by providing Continuing Professional Development CPD and secondly, by supporting our attendees and their Firms' Social Responsibility. Philanthropic-giving and professional-development are in-situ

We encourage this by offering excellence in Continuing Professional Development, CPD & Vocational Training at philanthropist discount rates while recommending that you donate the discount directly to your charity of choice.  

The CPD-Philanthropy model was developed in 2014 by Armin Krautgasser as part of an MBA initiative with  the Open University Business School.

Are there additional Tax incentives?

Under Section 848A of the Consolidation Act 1997, The Irish Revenue provides Tax Reliefs either to the registered charity receiving a donation that exceeds € 250.00 grossed up at 31% or relief to the company at corporation tax rate 12.5%.

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CHARITABLE DONATION SCHEME CHY 3       

Testimonials:

 “Great package as always and all for a good cause.” MR ÁNGEL BELLO-CORTÉS (2020) FRAGOMEN IRELAND LIMITED

“Very convenient and nice to think we are all also contributing to good causes.” MS SUSAN UÍ UIGINN (2020) SUSAN M. UÍ UIGINN SOLICITORS

“Extremely well organised and very high-quality lectures with money going to a good cause. Superb service.” MS KELLY BREEN (2020) TRACY HORAN SOLICITORS

“All speakers are to be commended.” MR JAMES FLYNN (2020) LKG SOLICITORS

“Excellent quality service and CPD as in previous years – focuses attention on giving to charity for a good cause.” MR SEAN O'TOGHDA (2020) SEAN O'TOGHDA SOLICITORS

“I love the charitable element.MS ELLEN TWOMEY (2020) FRANCES TWOMEY & COMPANY SOLICITORS

“Philanthropic ideal is commendable.” MR JOHN WALSH (2020) JF WALSH SOLICITORS

“Doing the CPD has made me consider the social responsibility of our firm and make plans to improve on it. MR KEVIN O’GORMAN (2020) KEVIN O’GORMAN SOLICITORS.

“These CPDs help heighten social responsibility particularly when working remotely, as it is too easy to become removed from those less fortunate.” MR RORY COLLINS (2020) MARGETSON & GREENE SOLICITORS

“Wonderful idea to have charitable contribution. Well done to all.” EDEL MORRISSEY (2020) DOBBYN & McCOY SOLICITORS

“The charitable element is important to me.” MS GERALDINE COFFEY (2020) MACKEY O'SULLIVAN BINCHY SOLICITORS

“Donation made to St Vincent de Paul.”  MS LESLEY O’NEILL (2020) BLAKE & KENNY LLP SOLICITORS

“It is wonderful to be able to give to Charity as a part of the process of completing our CPD hours. Social responsibility is becoming more important this year due to the pandemic.” MS MARY BUCKLEY (2020) PATRICK BUCKLEY & CO. LLP SOLICITORS

“Good to combine something compulsory to doing some good.” MS MARY CRONIN (2020) JAMES LUCEY & SONS LLP SOLICITORS

“I find these CPDs a great way to contribute to a good cause.” MS MARIE HYNES (2020) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW LLP SOLICITORS

“The charitable element is another factor which would encourage me to join again. MS TRACY PRICE (2020) WILKINSON & PRICE SOLICITORS

“I feel good that some money is going to charity. Would love to do it again next year.” MS DONNA WILSON (2020) WILSON DALY SOLICITORS

“I think the charitable element is excellent & does raise awareness of the importance of sharing.” MR PATRICK IGOE (2020) PATRICK IGOE AND COMPANY SOLICITORS

“Social responsibility is in line with firm’s benefit policy.” MR GREG NOLAN (2020) GREG NOLAN SOLICITORS

“Very effective in combining CPD and firm’s social responsibility.” MR AARON McCULLAGH (2020) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW LLP SOLICITORS

“Excellent idea for learning & giving back – especially by the contributors.” MS VAL NOONAN (2020) MAURICE F. NOONAN & SON SOLICITORS

“Needed to top up CPD points but found the content engrossing/stimulating at very reasonable cost and happy to benefit charity.” MR PAUL MOORE (2020) MALONE & MARTIN SOLICITORS

“It is an additional bonus to assist with charity. Thank you for putting these courses in place.” MS ANNE-MARIE O’HANRAHAN (2020) RICHARD R. O'HANRAHAN SOLICITORS

“Delighted to make a charitable donation while completing all CPD requirements – great CPD scheme in every sense.” MS MARILYN McNICHOLAS (2020) MARILYN McNICHOLAS & CO SOLICITORS

“Every reminder for doing something is a good one.” MR PATRICK McMAHON (2020) MCMAHON & CO. SOLICITORS

“I believe it is a useful approach to integrate social responsibility with the CPD obligations.” MR PROINSIAS LYNE (2020) OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS

“It is good to feel that there is another positive effect in doing CPD.” MR MICHAEL HINKSON (2020) EUGENE SMARTT SOLICITORS

“It is nice that albeit that CPD attendance is compulsory that in fulfilling the obligation through CPD-Philanthropy we are reminded of the privileged position we are fortunate to find ourselves in.” MR CONLETH MCGUINN (2019) MCGUINN SOLICITORS

“Great to be able to donate part of payment to charity.” MR JOHN CUDDY (2019) CUDDY & CO. SOLICITORS.

“In addition, it is great to be able to make charitable donations as part of the package.” MR DAVID ALLEN (2019) O'KEEFFE & MOORE SOLICITORS

“It is a great way to bring awareness to charities & to remind firms of corporate responsibility.” MS TRACY MULLAN (2019) MULLAN AND ASSOCIATES

“This is an excellent initiative which benefits charities and makes completing the CPD requirement that little bit more enjoyable knowing that the benefits that it brings. It is also great to see how many practitioners participate in it to assist with charitable goals.” MS EMER LYONS (2019) DILLON-LEETCH & COMERFORD SOLICITORS

“The charitable element is also very important.” MR JAMES FOY (2019) SMITH FOY & PARTNERS

“I think it is a great idea to be able to combine CPD with charity."  MS MARIAN Ó TUAMA (2019) R. NEVILLE & CO. SOLICITORS

“Excellent content allied with good cause.” MR COLM MAC EOIN (2019) COLM MAC EOIN & CO. SOLICITORS

“It is also very satisfying that charities benefit too and is a good way to encourage people and companies to donate to charities. I will definitely avail of this for 2020.” MS SHARON MARTIN (2019) AMCS Group

“Positive all round. Should be promoted further. Thank you.” MS MARY HAYES (2019) BROOKS & COMPANY SOLICITORS

“A reminder to us all that we are fortunate and should contribute to others. Good to be able to do this through CPD.” MR WILLIAM FITZGIBBON (2019) WILLIAM FITZGIBBON & CO SOLICITORS

“Very much agree with the aim of this programme.” MR THOMAS STAMP (2019) DEVITT DOORLEY SOLICITORS

“I look favourably on attending CPD as it combines social responsibility - wonderful idea.” MS SINEAD CURTIS (2019) KENNEDY FITZGERALD SOLICITORS

“It is good for the legal profession taking some responsibility.” MS ELIZABETH WARD (2019) ELIZABETH WARD & CO. SOLICITORS

“I think it’s a fantastic idea & although I donate to my charity already, I will give extra this year.” MR RONAN BAIRD (2019) PARTNERS AT LAW

 “The charitable element was one of the reasons why I chose CPD-Philanthropy. The presentation was very good.” MS MARY SANKEY (2019) SANKEY MCGRATH SOLICITORS

“In particular charitable aspects to the course.” MR MAURICE JOY (2019) CREAGH JOY & CO. SOLICITORS

“It makes obtaining CPD hours so much more worthwhile being able to support charitable causes.” MR KEVIN JOHN BROOKS (2019) BROOKS & COMPANY SOLICITORS

 “Very helpful & worthwhile project.” MR KEVIN HEGARTY (2019) HOLMES O’MALLEY SEXTON SOLICITORS

I would recommend CPD-Philanthropy on their attitude to social responsibility.  A great idea.” MR FINBARR PHELAN (2018) NIALL J. WALSH & CO. SOLICITORS

“Social responsibility is a very important issue for our firm. We act for a number of charitable institutions, religious and educational bodies. We make substantial contributions to a number of charities throughout the year. CPD on a genuine learning basis rather than just ‘points collection’ is also very important for us. It is ideal to be able to combine these important objectivesMR JEROME MAUME (2018) O'FLYNN EXHAMS SOLICITORS

 “The charitable element is an excellent idea.” MS TARA O’CONNOR (2018) NOONAN LINEHAN CARROLL COFFEY SOLICITORS

“CPD-Philanthropy provides an excellent balance of altruism, convenience and high standard of content/delivery. MR MARK RONAYNE (2018) DAVID R. FOWLER SOLICITORS

“Charitable element is very desirable and a factor in CPD selection going forward.” MR GERALD MEANEY (2018) GERALD MEANEY SOLICITORS

“Wonderful initiative & service.” MS SIOBHAN BUCKLEY (2018) HOGAN DOWLING MCNAMARA SOLICITORS

“ The charitable element adds to the winning synergy of the event. MR ENDA O’TOOLE (2018) MALLIN O’TOOLE LAW FIRM 

“I am glad that charities are benefiting.” MR PAUL MCKNIGHT (2018) FELTON MCKNIGHT SOLICITORS 

Great idea.” MR PÁDRAIG MULLINS (2018) GAFFNEY HALLIGAN & CO. SOLICITORS 

“It all makes sense and works as package for me:” MS VIVIENNE KANE (2018) FANNING & KELLY SOLICITORS

“I made a donation of €300.00 to doctors without borders working in Sudan. I am now more aware of the conflict there as a result of your CPD courses.”MS PATRICIA LEAHY (2018) E.A. BRENNAN SOLICITORS

“Well done CPD-Philanthropy for combining social responsibility with CPD.” MR PHILIP VINT (2018) PHILIP VINT & CO. SOLICITORS 

It is highly commendable that the CPD courses also benefit charities.” MS JIMELLE GALLAGHER (2018) CHIEF STATE SOLICITOR’S OFFICE

“Good to see Solicitors give back.” MS ELIZABTEH WARD (2018) ELIZABETH WARD & CO. SOLICITORS

“The charitable element to attending these lectures by CPD-Philanthropy is a great factor in choosing to do your courses coupled with a great variety of very relevant & topical subject matter” MS LORRAINE SCANLAN (2018) CARMODY MORAN SOLICITORS

“With the associated costs of CPD going to charities it has certainly had a positive impact on my own & employers attitude & social responsibility. MR JOHN MCSHANE (2018) MIDWEST CORPORATE SERVICES LTD 

“Good to make a difference.” MS SIOBHAN MCGOWAN (2018) ALASTAIR PURDY & CO SOLICITORS

“I will ensure payment is made to charity.” MR TOM HARDY (2018) HAMILL WALLACE & HARDY SOLICITORS 

“It is useful to bring a charitable element into the legal firm.” MR CILLIAN THORNTON (2018) CONNOLLY FINAN FLEMING SOLICITORS 

“Great to think we are helping someone.” MS GERARDINE COSTELLO (2018) GERARDINE C. COSTELLO & ASSOCIATES

Good to balance professional requirements with charitable work.” MR FERGAL BOYLE (2018) CONNOLLY FINAN FLEMING SOLICITORS 

“We will contribute to a charity following on this lecture.” MR THOMAS G. HARDY (2017) HAMILL WALLACE & HARDY SOLICITORS

“It was also nice to be able to choose which charity the donation was made to.” MS FIONA REYNOLDS (2017) MALCOLM LAW

It is a bonus to think that apart from the excellent nature of the e-Lecture, which benefits me professionally and in business, that I can also benefit charity.” MS FIONA MULHERN (2017) MULHERN & Co. SOLICITORS

 “The philanthropic element helps to make it a satisfying experience.” MR RONAN P. O’BRIEN (2017) TP ROBINSON SOLICITORS

 “CPD-Philanthropy is an excellent, effective way for solicitors to fulfil their annual CPD requirement, whilst also satisfying our social responsibility duties. MS MARILYN MCNICHOLAS (2017) MARILYN MCNICHOLAS & Co. SOLICITORS 

"The concept is excellent and highly commendable."  MR PATRICK BUCKLEY (2017) PATRICK BUCKLEY & Co. SOLICITORS

“CPD courses can sometimes feel like a box ticking exercise, the addition of a charitable donation gives an extra dimension of having done something worthwhile outside of the immediate professional obligation context.” MS ANTONIA MELVIN (2017) O’CONNOR SOLICITORS

 “This is a very worthy initiative, which I was unaware of until this year. I congratulate all involved.” MR EDWARD J. O’BRIEN (2017) EDWARD O’BRIEN SOLICITORS

“Thank you for providing this opportunity.” MS MARY HAYES (2017) JOHN CASEY SOLICITORS

 “I am a sole practitioner, so it’s a convenient & socially responsible way of getting CPD done.” MR OISÍN O’NEILL (2017) O’NEILL MEDIA LAW

"CPD Philanthropy are an organisation who specialise in providing continuous professional development for legal practitioners in return for which the practitioners make donations to their local charities." UNIVERSITY of LIMERICK (2016)School of Law. Available at:  http://ulsites.ul.ie/law/eddie-keane-cpd-philanthropy (accessed 26 February 2017)

"Next year I keep this in mind and will avail of it again. The convenience and charitable element make it a very attractive option." MS AISLING MALONE (2016) HAYES SOLICITORS

"First time attendee - I like the opportunity to gain CPD points whilst contributing to worthwhile causes." MS WENDY DOYLE (2016) WENDY DOYLE SOLICITORS

"Very positive." MS BARBARA LYDON (2016) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW

"Any opportunity to combine social responsibility is welcome and to be encouraged." MS MARY HAYES (2016) FENCHA PROPERTY SERVICES COMPANY

"Nice opportunity to help charitable organisations while also gaining CPD points." MR NIALL MORAN (2016) NIALL J MORAN SOLICITORS

"Delighted to have the opportunity of CPD with charitable contribution." MS SHEILA DILLON (2016) HAUGHTON MCCARROLL SOLICITORS

"A novel idea and very welcomed by this office." MS AISLING JORDAN (2016) JORDAN LAW SOLICITORS

"It's nice to couple the chore of CPDs with a charitable purpose." MR JOHN TARPEY (2016) ROUNDTREE TARPEY SOLICITORS

"It is a great idea to combine CPD with charitable objectives." MS ROISIN GALLOGLY (2016) O'HANRAHAN QUANEY SOLICITORS

"This is an opportunity to contribute while gaining valuable CPDs in return." MR ORODE MOSES OYIKI (2016) AARON SOLICITORS

"As I have said already I think this is a fantastic idea and makes CPD more palatable." MS EIBHLIN O'SULLIVAN (2016)EOS SOLICITORS

"Many thanks to those who reduced own fees to allow charitable donations." MS LIOSA O'SULLIVAN (2016) CAREY TOOLS LTD

"Combining teaching, self-development and philanthropy via the vehicle of continuous professional development not only creates a mutually beneficial outcome for professionals, educators and charities alike, but also creates a positive environment of giving through learning."MS MAJELLA TWOMEY BL (2015)

"This initiative is a really novel idea where two areas have been prioritised; high-class training from top experts, but also a social dividend in the form of a charitable contribution. The approach of combining innovative, cutting-edge professional development with a philanthropic philosophy offers a fresh and unrivalled learning experience. Coupled with the benefit of knowing you have made a meaningful contribution to your chosen charity, this is a ground-breaking model of continuing education."DR TADHG O’ MAHONY (2015)

“I am delighted to be part of this initiative because of its ability to combine CPD and philanthropy to the mutual benefit of the participants and the good causes it supports.” MR JACK TCHRAKIAN, BL (2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominated charities

Between December, 2015 and December, 2020 participating professionals in conjunction with 65firms/companies pledged to support 167 different charitable organisations and causes.

2905 Solicitors registered their attendance at CPD-Philanthropy events and activities during this period.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that overwhelmingly donations exceed the CPD-Philanthropy discount or match the CPD-Philanthropy recommendation.* In 2020, the highest single donation to 1 organisation, which we were made aware of, was € 7000.00.

The % values provided below are not indicative of monetary values. They derive from the number of times a particular charity was named between December, 2015 and December, 2020 and the number of professional​s​/firms ​pledging support for​ a particular charity as part of the booking process with CPD-Philanthropy. Many charities have been named multiple times​, ​on an annual basis​, by the same and/or different professionals/firms​.

> 15 %

  • SVP - Society of St Vincent de Paul

> 8 %

  • Peter McVerry Trust
  • Simon Communities of Ireland

> 6 %

  • Irish Cancer Society

> 4 % 

  • FOCUS Ireland

> 3 %

  • CMRF –  Children's Medical & Research Foundation
  • Marymount University Hospital & Hospice

> 2.5 %

  • Galway Hospice
  • Milford Care Centre
  • Cork Penny Dinners

> 2 %

  • Pieta House
  • COPE Foundation
  • Barnardos
  • THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY of IRELAND
  • L'Arche Ireland
  • CONCERN worldwide

> 1.5 %

  • Temple Street Children’s University Hospital FOUNDATION
  • LauraLynn Ireland's Children's Hospice
  • Capuchin Day Centre
  • DogsTrust
  • MS Ireland
  • CF Ireland
  • Irish Kidney Association
  • Irish Guide Dogs for the blind

> 1 %

  • THE JACK & JILL Children’s Foundation
  • Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services
  • AWARE
  • The Irish Hospice Foundation
  • Bóthar
  • ARC Cancer Support
  • Down Syndrome Ireland
  • IMNDA - Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association

> 0.75 %

  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • MQI Merchants Quay Ireland
  • SAOIRSE WOMENS REFUGE
  • Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation
  • Wicklow Hospice Foundation
  • DSPCA: The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Irish Heart Foundation
  • THE DONKEY SANCTUARY
  • GOAL global

> 0.5%

  • St Francis Hospice Dublin
  • ISPCC Childline Service
  • BREAST CANCER IRELAND
  • enable Ireland
  • Sightsavers
  • SNOW LEOPARD TRUST
  • SAMARITANS
  • Habitat for Humanity Ireland
  • THE down syndrome CENTRE
  • CROÍ, The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation
  • North West Hospice
  • Curlew Trust
  • CARLOW KILKENNY HOME CARE TEAM
  • IRISH WATER SAFETY
  • TUAM CANCER CARE
  • IRISH WHEELCHAIR Association
  • Threshold National Housing Charity
  • NCBI - Working for People with Sight Loss
  • St. Patrick's Missionary Society
  • RNLI – Lifeboats

> 0.25%

  • ELIL - EUROPEAN LAWYERS in LESVOS
  • WESTERN ALZHEIMERS
  • Lions Club
  • ALONE
  • DOGS FOR THE DISABLED
  • The Mater Foundation
  • LIMERICK ANIMAL WELFARE
  • Cancer Connect
  • Autism Ireland
  • IrishRedCross
  • UNICEF IRELAND
  • epilepsy Ireland
  • St Gabriel's School & Centre
  • IHWT Irish Horse Welfare Trust
  • Mustard Seed Communities
  • AQUIRED BRAIN INJURY Ireland
  • FIGHTING BLINDNESS
  • Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre
  • DUBLIN & WICKLOW MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
  • NorthWest SPCA
  • AnamCara
  • Cancer Care West
  • Make-A-Wish Children's Charity
  • Spinal Injuries Ireland
  • GORT COMMUNITY SCHOOL
  • Lakers - Meeting Special Needs
  • SCOUTING IRELAND
  • The Rotunda Foundation
  • Don Bosco Care
  • SOUTH TIPPERARY HOSPICE MOVEMENT
  • flac
  • Womens Aid Dundalk
  • Age Action Ireland
  • Solicitors’ Benevolent Association
  • Gort Cancer Support
  • RAPE CRISIS NETWORK IRELAND
  • St Hilda's Services
  • Phibsboro Cat Rescue
  • CLONDALKIN ANIMAL AID
  • Little Flower Penny Dinners
  • NCBI - National Council for the Blind of Ireland
  • Louisburgh Senior Citizen Association
  • BEDFORD ROW FAMILY PROJECT

> 0.10%

  • An Cosán
  • Diabetes Ireland
  • IRISHYOUTHFOUNDATION
  • Bluebell Community Development Project
  • Doras
  • Women's Aid
  • CHILDREN'S GRIEF CENTRE
  • S.H.A.R.E. Cork
  • Crann - TREES FOR IRELAND
  • CAP - Care After Prison
  • THE ORDER OF KNIGHTS OF ST. COLUMBANUS
  • Dyspraxia DCD Ireland
  • BUMBLEance - The Childrens Ambulance Service
  • AHCKids Ireland
  • Ard Chúram Day Care Centre
  • SOCIAL FINANCE FOUNDATION Third Space
  • MCS Missions -Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
  • THE CAROLINE FOUNDATION
  • St. Joseph's Foundation
  • KERRY RAPE & SEXUAL ABUSE CENTRE
  • Limerick Suicide Watch
  • White Helmets
  • We are TLM
  • MDS UK Patient Support Group
  • Greystones Cancer Support
  • Holy Redeemer Parish refurbishment project
  • CBM Ireland
  • MRCI MIGRANT RIGHTS CENTRE IRELAND
  • SONAS Refuge
  • Mercy Law Resource Centre
  • Friends of St Brigid's Hospice and Care Services
  • Aiding Resources Charity
  • DEBRA Ireland
  • Saint John of God Foundation
  • Soilse - Addiction Rehabilitation
  • BRAY WOMEN's REFUGE
  • Friends of the Elderly Ireland
  • Movember Foundation Ireland
  • NOVAS
  • SOS - Suicide or Survive
  • Christian Aid
  • Old Friend - Senior Dog Sanctuary
  • BARRETSTOWN Children's Charity
  • SHALOM - Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation - SCCRR
  • Hand in Hand - Children's Cancer Charity
  • BROTHERS OF CHARITY SERVICES IRELAND
  • ACN IRELAND 
  • Operation Smile Ireland
  • Midleton FRC
  • GALWAY AUTISM PARTNERSHIP
  • Droihead Arts Centre
  • W.H. (Wicklow Homeless) Five Loaves
  • ECKANKAR in Ireland
  • Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust
  • suas
  • Cliona's FOUNDATION
  • OXFAM Ireland
  • Juniper Tree Autism Services
  • The Village Counselling Service
  • St Agnes Day Centre Comfort Fund
  • SAINT ULTANS
  • Saplings - Educating for life
  • St. Vincent's Hospital Athy
  • Marie Keating Foundation
  • White Ribbon Ireland
  • St Martin's Apostolate
  • MayoRoscommon Hospice Foundation
  • The Friends of St Luke's Cancer Care
  • Shine

* The amount donated depends on: 1) the number of CPD hours and the frequency of attendance by a Solicitor/Firm determine the discount given by CPD-Philanthropy 2) the amount that is 'actually donated' as opposed to 'recommended' by CPD-Philanthropy. 

Donations are separate and distinct from CPD-Philanthropy and based on good faith. CPD-Philanthropy does not administer donations. We recognice that donations may be higher or lower than the CPD-Philanthropy discount. For practical reasons we accept the possibility that a minority may not donate.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that overwhelmingly donations exceed the CPD-Philanthropy discount or match the CPD-Philanthropy recommendation.