What is the connection to philanthropy?

CPD-Philanthropy stands for 'giving through learning'. We heavily discount our professional development rates 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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“To be able to contribute to a firm’s responsibility while undertakings CPD courses is very satisfying.” MS CAITRIONA CANNON (2023) PETER McDONNELL & ASSOCIATES

“It assists in keeping a charitable focus in the firm.” MR RAYMOND FITZPATRICK (2023) AUGUSTUS CULLEN LAW

“I really support the charitable element. MR WESLEY HUDSON (2023) GIBSON & ASSOCIATES LLP SOLICITORS

“It is also great that there is a charitable element to them which means a lot at the end of the year. MS ÚNA O’CONNOR (2023) LAVELLE PARTNERS LLP SOLICITORS

“Charitable element an added bonus.” MS PAULA CULLINANE (2023) O'DONNELL MURRAY LLP SOLICITORS

“Great way to contribute to charities and also learn.” MR KEITH O’GORMAN (2023) M.G. RYAN & CO. LLP SOLICITORS

“Incentive to consider and make charitable donation.” MR OLIVER RYAN (2023) HESLIN RYAN & CO. SOLICITORS

“The overall experience is incredibly positive, and you also feel that you are helping in a little way by contributing to your charity of choice.” MS MARY CRONIN (2023) JAMES LUCEY & SONS LLP SOLICITORS

“I like the format and the concept.” MR ADRIAN MACNAMARA (2023) MURPHY MACNAMARA & CO. SOLICITORS

“Delighted to support. Contribution made.” MS EDEL MORRISSEY (2023) DOBBYN & MCCOY SOLICITORS

“Good idea to combine social responsibility with continuing professional development.” MR RICHARD MURRAY (2023) RM LEGAL PARTNERS SOLICITORS

“Great idea and delightful to support. Makes it easier and less painful.” MR JOHN BLACK (2023) BLACK & COMPANY SOLICITORS

“A nice way to add to the firm’s ethos.” MS LESLEY O’NEILL (2023) BLAKE & KENNY LLP SOLICITORS

“I make the charitable donation. MR FINBARR TOBIN (2023) BINCHY LAW LLP SOLICITORS

“The charitable element is an attractive bonus, particularly at the time of the year when it is nice to give something back.” MR NIALL WALSH (2023) PETER CONNOLLY SOLICITORS

“Great idea – love the flexibility of choosing my own charity. MS AOIFE O’BRIEN (2023) THE COURTS SERVICE

“High quality CPD for a good cause.” MR SEÁN O TOGHDA (2023) SEÁN O TOGHDA SOLICITORS


“I find it very admirable the cause that you run.” MS JEANNE BOYLE (2023) JEANNE BOYLE SOLICITORS


“These lectures combine excellent resources with charitable objectives to offer a more aspirational and socially responsible approach than mainstream CPD. The voluntary nature of donation to attendees’ charity, or cause of choice is also an attractive element.” MR SIMON SHIRE (2023) MEDIALAWYER SOLICITORS

“Combining philanthropy with professional Development is a strong factor for this office’s election to avail of these lectures.” MR JOHN MCSHANE (2023) MCSHANE & CO. SOLICITORS

“I think it is hugely beneficial to all involved.” MS HILARY CLARKE (2023) ARTHUS MCLEAN LLP SOLICITORS

“The combination of the charitable element and high quality of the lectures is very appealing.” MS MERIEL FITZSIMON (2023) DESMOND FITZGERALD & CO. SOLICITORS

“Charity element is the main reason to engage and use this service.” MR ALAN WALLACE (2023) MANGAN O'BEIRNE LLP SOLICITORS

“The charitable element is an added bonus.” MS TRACEY O’REILLY (2023) GARY IRWIN SOLICITORS

“I really like the flexibility that CPD-Philanthropy provides and in addition encourages charitable donations.” MS THERESE DONOHOE (2023) LEGAL AID BOARD – LAW CENTRE (KILKENNY)

“The charitable element offered by CPD-Philanthropy is unique and many of us would voluntarily join, even if attendance was not obligatory.” MS TRACY PRICE (2023) WILKINSON & PRICE SOLICITORS

“I will attend more CPDs with CPD-Philanthropy because of the charitable element. MS KAREN TESS (2023) PIERSE FITZGIBBON LLP SOLICITORS

“Reminder of social responsibility. Thank you. MR TIMOTHY CUMMINGS (2023) KIRWAN & KIRWAN LLP SOLICITORS

“The lectures are generally very good as are the speakers and it is a real bonus that it incorporates a charitable element. MR KENNETH DEALE (2023) KENNETH DEALE & CO. SOLICITORS

“Thank you for all your hard work. MR DEREK GATELY (2023) LCS LEGAL SOLICITORS

“Happy to combine CPD and charitable contribution.” MS MARY CORRY (2023) MARY CORRY & CO. SOLICITORS

“Makes is seem more worthwhile. MS AIDEEN DENNEHY (2023) SMITH FOY & PARTNERS LLP SOLICITORS

“It is a fantastic idea to be socially conscious and attaching it to learning is a fantastic element. MR FAISAL KHAN (2023) FSK SOLICITORS

“It is nice to contribute to local charities who do appreciate the donation.” MR FINBARR PHELAN (2023) NIALL J. WALSH & CO. SOLICITORS

“Definitely a more meaningful experience.” MR TIM BREEN (2023) MICHAEL J BREEN & CO SOLICITORS

The charitable/philanthropic element makes this learning method all the more worthwhile and enjoyable.” MR SIMON SHIRE (2022) MEDIALAWYER SOLICITORS

“Great service, good presentations, excellent notes plus wonderful charitable aspect.” MS MICHAELA LAWLESS (2022) S.T. O'SULLIVAN & CO. SOLICITORS

“Excellent all round.” MR PHILIP VINT (2022) PHILIP VINT & CO. SOLICITORS

"The charitable element and promotion of good causes is a very worthy aspect.” MR NIALL WALSH (2022) PETER CONNOLLY SOLICITORS

“Helpful in the running of my firm and the social aspects involved.” MS ORLA CULLINAN (2022) O.M. CULLINAN AND COMPANY SOLICITORS

“All round excellent service with social responsibility. Always pleased to help charity.” MR PAUL MOORE (2022) MALONE & MARTIN SOLICITORS

“It is a good way of donating to a charity.” MS MARY BENNETT (2022) MARY BENNETT & CO. SOLICITORS

“Convenient, great lectures and helping charity.” MR KEITH O’GORMAN (2022) M.G. RYAN & CO. LLP SOLICITORS

“It is an added bonus that charities can benefit especially now when a lot of them struggle for funds.” MS CAITRIONA CANNON (2022) PETER MCDONNELL & ASSOCIATES SOLICITORS

"It is so important to have a balance between learning, practice and social responsibility.” MR TIMOTHY O’LEARY (2022) O'LEARY & CO. SOLICITORS

“My motivation for using e-learning was mainly the convenience element, but I was almost impressed by the charitable aspect.” MS NAOMI COONAN (2022) LEGAL AID BOARD

“The motivation behind CPD-Philanthropy is to be commended. It’s good to be able to avail of useful CPD and to contribute to worthy causes at the same time. Thank you.” MR ADRIAN CAREY (2022) MKS – MICHAEL KELLEHER SOLICITORS

“Great value, content, convenient & charitable.” MS YVONNE DUNNE (2022) TARRANT & TARRANT SOLICITORS

“The content is very good with the added benefit of the charitable aspect.” MS ANTOINETTE HAYDEN (2022) OSBORNE MORRIN DENIEFFE LLP SOLICITORS

“I like the fact that CPD-Philanthropy’s system encourages charitable donations.” MS THERESE DONOHOE (2022) SILKE & CO. SOLICITORS

“It is a great idea to interlink requests for charitable donations with CPD lectures. Thank you for organising it." MS TRÍONA NÍ FHINNEADHA (2022) UDARAS NA GAELTACHTA

“Social responsibility is important to us as a firm.” MR SENAN BURKE (2022) ADAMS LAW LLP SOLICITORS

“Good to know that monies go to charity.” MR FRANK WALSH (2022) FRANK WALSH & CO. SOLICITORS

“Very useful way of combining e-Learning and charitable element.” MR OLIVER O’SULLIVAN (2022) OLIVER O'SULLIVAN & CO. SOLICITORS

“Nice to do a little good whilst doing CPD.” MS GILLIAN MCCAULEY (2022) HENNESSY & PERROZZI SOLICITORS

“Contributes to awareness and social responsibility.” MR PATRICK M KEANE (2022) KEANE SOLICITORS

“Close to Christmas it was important to show social responsibility to those in need.” MR FREDERICK GOSNELL (2022) FREDERICK V. GOSNELL SOLICITORS

“Great initiative. Excellent service. Thank you.” MR DONNCHA GOULD (2022) DAVID KENNY SOLICITORS



“Good to combine CPD with benefit to charity.” MR TOM BRODERICK (2022) STEPHEN MAHER SOLICITORS

“A nudge to charity at the end of the year can never be a bad thing.” MS ANN MANGAN (2022) HOWELL & CO. SOLICITORS

“Ideal way to combine social responsibility with my professional obligation.” MR MYLES GILVARRY (2022) GILVARRY & ASSOCIATES SOLICITORS

“Charitable element is a big plus.” MR PAUL STACK (2022) STACK LLP SOLICITORS

“Very competitively priced and yet high quality speakers and good to see charities getting something.” MR CORMAC O CEALLAIGH (2022) CORMAC O CEALLAIGH & CO. SOLICITORS

The charitable element enhances the experience and attractiveness of this.” MR JOHN MCSHANE (2022) MCSHANE & CO. SOLICITORS

“I have always been a believer in charitable pursuits.” MR CONOR MAGUIRE (2022) CONOR MAGUIRE & CO. SOLICITORS

“I have always found the CPD-Philanthropy system extremely efficient and worthwhile. I hope it continues.” MS AISLING O GARA (2022) TP ROBINSON SOLICITORS

“The charitable element is a great idea.” MR FINBARR PHELAN (2022) NIALL J. WALSH & CO. SOLICITORS

“Delighted to support and to make a contribution to charity. Good thing to do! MS EDEL MORRISSEY (2022) DOBBYN & MCCOY SOLICITORS

“I appreciated the nudge to make the charitable donation particularly at this time of year & would definitely do it again. I find this method of engagement is transformative for me. Thank you to all involved.” MS NIAMH O’DOHERTY (2022) BECKER CAMPION SOLICITORS

“A motivational trigger to assist in an altruistic exercise & support.” MR ALAN BROPHY (2022) VINCENT & BEATTY LLP SOLICITORS

“It is a fantastic facility. It allows a Solicitor to look at CPD as not simply as a money-making exercise for the provider but that practitioners are giving back to others in need.” MR DAVID STAFFORD (2022) STAFFORD LEGAL SOLICITORS

“Speakers are excellent & should be commended for giving their expertise so generously. It is a wonderful idea to combine continuous learning with a charitable element.” MS DEIRDRE KENNEDY (2022) IRISH LEAGUE OF CREDIT UNIONS

“CPD-Philanthropy offers high quality lectures at reasonable cost and so makes donations to charity affordable and attractive. It makes CPD attendance have a dual purpose – completing CPD & benefits charity.” (2022)

“Like to support charity and learn at the same time.” MR DAVID DONEGAN (2021) GALVIN DONEGAN LLP SOLICITORS

“Beneficial to my chosen charity Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and helpful to me.” MS MARY BENNETT (2021) MARY BENNETT & CO SOLICITORS

“The charitable element to completing CPD hours in this way makes the whole process more meaningful and encourages donations to very worthy causes.” MS CAITRIONA CANNON (2021) PETER MCDONNELL & ASSOCIATES SOLICITORS

“Good, focused point of giving.” MR CLIFFORD SULLIVAN (2021) LAWPLUS LLP SOLICITORS

“I think that combing CPD with charities is an excellent initiative. Well done.” MR PATRICK IGOE (2021) PATRICK IGOE AND COMPANY SOLICITORS

“Great to have a charitable element.” MR TIMOTHY O’LEARY (2021) O'LEARY & CO. SOLICITORS

“Low cost and very good overall presentation combined with charitable element makes CPD-Philanthropy a first-class choice.” MR NEIL TWOMEY (2021) NEIL TWOMEY & CO. SOLICITORS

“Really like the social responsibility aspect – fits with the firm’s values.” DR FRED LOGUE (2021) FP LOGUE SOLICITORS

“I am quite humbled by the dedication of your lecturers. The charitable element is very strong. One is more inclined to appreciate and respect the efforts made by the lecturers in this instance given the social responsibility element of engaging in this.” MR JAMES MACKEY (2021) MACKEY O'SULLIVAN BINCHY LLP SOLICITORS

“Delighted to make a charitable donation.” MR BARRY MCCORMACK (2021) MCCORMACK LLP SOLICITORS

“A charity receiving a donation in addition to that which would usually be provided provides an added dimension to attending CPD as other people are benefitting also.” MS THERESE DONOHOE (2021) SILKE & CO. SOLICITORS

“It is an added bonus that a charity benefits from this method. Thank you to all.” MS UNA DOYLE O’SULLIVAN (2021) DOYLE SOLICITORS

“The presentations were very relevant to the practicing Solicitor – a feel good factor of making a small contribution while learning” MS ANNE NAGLE (2021) DOYLE SOLICITORS

“The charitable element is great.” MS REBECCA BERGIN (2021) BEALE & CO. LLP SOLICITORS

“Combining the charitable element with CPD is a novel idea and one I enjoy supporting.” MR PAUL STACK (2021) STACK LLP SOLICITORS

“Strong motivation for combining social responsibility/charity with CPD.” MR DERMOT CASLIN (2021) BLAKE & KENNY LLP SOLICITORS

Frequently we have little time to combine what we do with social responsibility. This makes it doable.” MS SINEAD CURTIS (2021) KENNEDY FITZGERALD LLP SOLICITORS

“The charitable element enhances the experience and attractiveness of this.” MR JOHN MCSHANE (2021) MCSHANE & CO. SOLICITORS

“The quality of the CPD lectures is very good and the fact that there is a charitable element is very inviting.” MR KENNETH DEALE (2021) KENNETH DEALE & CO. SOLICITORS

“Very happy to be able to make a donation and at the same time learn something.” MS CLODAGH GALLAGHER (2021) CLODAGH M. GALLAGHER SOLICITORS

“Charitable side very rewarding.” MS BERNADETTE GOFF (2021) BERNADETTE GOFF & CO. SOLICITORS

“This is the third year I have availed of this programme and the charitable element is both novel and laudable and I am glad to support.” MR ED O’BRIEN (2021) GIBSON & ASSOCIATES LLP SOLICITORS

“The charity aspect is a key element in taking part in these CPDs.” MR ORODE MOSES OYIKI (2021) AARON SOLICITORS

“Especially in December the charitable element is nice.” MS MARIAN MCGEE (2021) SHERIDAN QUINN LLP SOLICITORS

 “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


“ 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 


“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: (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


"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, 2023 participating professionals in conjunction with over 844 firms/organisations pledged support for 241 different charitable causes.

4715 Solicitors registered their attendance at CPD-Philanthropy events and activities during this period. 

The highest single donations, which we were made aware of to date were € 7000.00 to a Local Community project in Dublin 24, € 5000.00 to an International charity, € 2000.00 to a National Health organisation and € 1000.00 to a National Children's hospital.

The % values provided are not indicative of monetary values.* They derive from the number of times a particular charity was named between December, 2015 and December, 2023 and the number of professional​s​/firms ​pledging support for​ a particular charity as part of the booking process with CPD-Philanthropy. 

> 14 %

  • SVP - Society of St Vincent de Paul

> 7 %

  • Simon Communities of Ireland

> 6 %

  • Peter McVerry Trust
  • Irish Cancer Society

> 4 %

  • FOCUS Ireland

> 3 % 

  • CMRF –  Children's Medical & Research
  • Galway Hospice Foundation

> 2 %

  • Marymount University Hospital & Hospice
  • Barnardos
  • Cork Penny Dinners
  • Pieta House
  • Milford Care Centre
  • Temple Street Children’s University Hospital

> 1.5 %

  • CONCERN worldwide
  • COPE Foundation
  • Irish Guide Dogs for the blind
  • LauraLynn Ireland's Children's Hospice

> 1.25 %

  • CF Ireland
  • Capuchin Day Centre
  • DogsTrust
  • THE JACK & JILL Children’s Foundation
  • L'Arche Ireland

> 1 %

  • MS Ireland
  • Irish Kidney Association
  • MQI Merchants Quay Ireland
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Down Syndrome Ireland
  • D.S.P.C.A.: The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

> 0.75 %

  • Irish Heart Foundation
  • RNLI – Lifeboats
  • IMNDA - Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association
  • GOAL global
  • St Francis Hospice Dublin
  • Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services
  • Wicklow Hospice Foundation
  • The Irish Hospice Foundation
  • Bóthar
  • ARC Cancer Support
  • ISPCC Childline Service

> 0.5 %

  • CROÍ, The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation
  • Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation
  • Sightsavers
  • IrishRedCross
  • Cancer Care West
  • Women's Aid Ireland
  • enable Ireland
  • IRISH WHEELCHAIR Association
  • THE down syndrome CENTRE

> 0.25%

  • Habitat for Humanity Ireland
  • Threshold National Housing Charity
  • St. Patrick's Missionary Society
  • North West Hospice
  • Curlew Trust
  • Lions Club
  • The Mater Foundation
  • Irish Pilgrimage Trust
  • KWWSPCA - Kildare & West Wicklow
  • OXFAM Ireland

< 0.20%

  • IHWT Irish Horse Welfare Trust
  • NCBI - Working for People with Sight Loss
  • Solicitors’ Benevolent Association
  • Cancer Connect
  • Make-A-Wish Children's Charity
  • Spinal Injuries Ireland
  • Belvedere College SJ - Sleep out

< 0.15%

  • Age Action Ireland
  • BARRETSTOWN Children's Charity
  • Wellsprings
  • Friends of St Brigid's Hospice and Care Services
  • Autism Ireland
  • epilepsy Ireland
  • St Gabriel's School & Centre
  • Mustard Seed Communities
  • Athenry Cancer Care
  • NOVAS Ireland
  • The Rotunda Foundation
  • BUMBLEance - The Childrens Ambulance Service
  • Saint Bartholomew's Church - Clyde Road
  • Arklow Cancer Support
  • Roscrea SPCA
  • National Meals on Wheels Network
  • AsIAm - Ireland's National Autism Charity
  • Drogheda Animal Rescue

< 0.10%

  • An Cosán
  • Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre
  • NorthWest SPCA
  • AnamCara
  • BirdWatch Ireland
  • Gort Community School
  • Lakers - Meeting Special Needs
  • Don Bosco Care
  • Womens Aid Dundalk
  • flac
  • MCS Missions -Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
  • Gort Cancer Support
  • Phibsboro Cat Rescue
  • St Hilda's Services
  • Little Flower Penny Dinners
  • NCBI - National Council for the Blind of Ireland
  • AHCKids Ireland
  • Parkinson's Association of Ireland
  • Louisburgh Senior Citizen Association
  • Louisburgh Order of Malta
  • Operation Smile Ireland
  • Friends of the Elderly Ireland
  • Diabetes Ireland
  • We are TLM
  • MDS UK Patient Support Group
  • MayoRoscommon Hospice Foundation
  • The Gavin Glynn Foundation
  • PURPLE HOUSE House Cancer Support 
  • Children's Leukaemia Association
  • Special Olympics Ireland
  • RMHC Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland
  • South Westmeath HOSPICE FOUNDATION
  • FRHD - Friends of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook
  • IFES - Christian Unions Ireland
  • St Brid's Special School
  • Bluebell Community Development Project
  • Doras
  • S.H.A.R.E. Cork
  • CAP - Care After Prison
  • Dyspraxia DCD Ireland
  • Ard Chúram Day Care Centre
  • St. Joseph's Foundation
  • Limerick Suicide Watch
  • White Helmets
  • Greystones Cancer Support
  • Holy Redeemer Parish refurbishment project
  • CBM Ireland
  • SONAS Refuge
  • Mercy Law Resource Centre
  • Aiding Resources Charity
  • DEBRA Ireland
  • Saint John of God Foundation
  • Soilse - Addiction Rehabilitation
  • Movember Foundation Ireland
  • SOS - Suicide or Survive
  • Christian Aid
  • Old Friend - Senior Dog Sanctuary
  • SHALOM - Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation - SCCRR
  • Hand in Hand - Children's Cancer Charity
  • Midleton FRC
  • Droihead Arts Centre
  • W.H. (Wicklow Homeless) Five Loaves
  • ECKANKAR in Ireland
  • Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust
  • suas
  • The Village Counselling Service
  • Saplings - Educating for life
  • St. Vincent's Hospital Athy
  • Marie Keating Foundation
  • White Ribbon Ireland
  • St Martin's Apostolate
  • The Friends of St Luke's Cancer Care
  • PLAN international
  • Arthritis Ireland
  • Shine
  • Cliona's FOUNDATION
  • Juniper Tree Autism Services
  • Cork Calcutta Run
  • St Agnes Day Centre Comfort Fund
  • Trinity St. James’s Cancer Institute
  • Helplink Mental Health
  • Irish Pilgrimage Trust
  • South Westmeath HOSPICE FOUNDATION
  • Féileacáin
  • TUH - Oncology Department
  • CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young
  • Wicklow Rapid Response
  • Save the Children
  • Nasc -The Migrant and Refugee Rights
  • snowflakes autism support
  • ACT Tullamore
  • Thomond House Limerick
  • Rape Crises Midwest
  • ITM - Irish Traveller Movement
  • People's Foodbank - Bluebell
  • DAR Animal Rescue
  • CHRYSALIS Community Drug Project
  • The Rotary Club of Clonmel
  • The Society of the Sacred Heart Past Pupils Benevolent Fund
  • WFP World Food Programme
  • Ectopic Pregnancy Ireland
  • Tiglin
  • The Morning Star Hostel
  • BROSNA Educational Centres CLG
  • PAWS Animal Rescue
  • Church of Ireland Bishop's Appeal
  • Childhood Cancer Ireland
  • mary's meal
  • access>CINEMA
  • Children’s Health FOUNDATION
  • Cuba Support Group Ireland
  • AkiDwA

* 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 donations exceed the CPD-Philanthropy discount or match the CPD-Philanthropy recommendation.