2016 Progress Report

Each year we set ourselves targets to meet our objectives in each of the four CARE pillars. Set out below is our progress in each category:

Target progress so far…

Community
120%

Avolon CARE days
5%

Resources
80%

Education
143%

18 Feb, 2017
Blackrock College “Reach For The Sky” Programme

Avolon recently participated in an Aviation Awareness Module for a small group of local 4th Year Transition Students from Blackrock College, Dublin.

20 Nov, 2016
Avolon staff participate in 10k run to raise funds for Vita.

On Sunday 20th of November a team of Avolon employees completed a 10km run along the Clontarf coast in aid of Vita.

11 Nov, 2016
Lynn Guiney and Steven Graham participate in the Athens Marathon in support of the Irish Cancer Society.

On 13 November, 2016, Lynn Guiney and Steven Graham ran the Athens Marathon in support of the Irish Cancer Society to help raise awareness and support this fantastic charity.

6 Nov, 2016
Avolon contribute €1,000 towards construction of a school project in Madagascar

Avolon has made a contribution to TASC Madagascar to help build a rural school in Salohy, Madagascar.

3 Nov, 2016
Avolon hosts sixth event in aid of ORBIS

On 3rd November 2016 Avolon and Clifford Chance hosted their sixth event in Hong Kong in aid of ORBIS. The charity is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of blindness in the developing world. With over 120 people in attendance, the event raised circa US$110,000 which will be donated to the charity’s Ethiopian project. Avolon would like to thank ORBIS, its co-sponsors and all our guests for their support of this worthy cause.

21 Oct, 2016
Focus Ireland Shine a Light Night 2016

On Friday October 21st, ten staff from Avolon spent the night outside to raise awareness and funds for Focus Ireland as part of its Shine a Light Night.

14 Oct, 2016
Avolon and the Dublin International Piano Competition – Developing music appreciation in the next generation.

Avolon is proud to continually support the Dublin International Piano Competition (DIPC) which hosts one of the most important piano competitions in the world and also supports young Irish pianists to develop their talents to perform and compete on the world stage.

22 Sep, 2016
Avolon contributes €2,500 to the Irish Paracycling team for Rio 2016

The 2016 Paralympics was a resounding success for the Irish Paralympic team of 48 athletes, who travelled out to Rio earlier this month for the 15th Summer Paralympic Games.

13 Sep, 2016
Avolon staff partner up with St James’ CBS in Dublin City Centre for the second annual Avolon CARE Day.

On the 13th of September a team of over 100 Avolon employees stepped away from their desks for the day to partake in the second annual Avolon Care Day. Staff travelled far and wide with all our colleagues based in Hong Kong, New York, Singapore and China coming to Dublin especially for the day.

5 Sep, 2016
Avolon supports the Annual IFSC Inner City Trust Golf Outing

Avolon continued their support of the I.F.S.C. Dublin Inner City Trust by sponsoring their Annual Golf Outing which took place on September 5, 2016.

3 Sep, 2016
Avolon staff participate in the Brittas Bay Triathlon.

On Saturday 3rd September, 10 Avolon staff members travelled to Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow to participate in the annual Sporting Proud Triathlon.

9 Jul, 2016
Avolon contributes €600 to North Dublin Schoolboy League (NDSL)

With sponsorship support from Avolon, Sean O’Connor, age 15, of NDSL travelled to Derry in July 2016 to play and partake in the prestigious Supercup Northern Ireland (NI) 2016.

6 Jul, 2016
Avolon support Gareth Leslie’s walk for Make-a-Wish Ireland

Avolon contributes €1,000 towards Gareth Leslie’s El Camino walk for Make-a-Wish Ireland. The Donegal man and local fisherman, walked over 800km’s in less than a month from St Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago in Spain, raising over €20,000 for the Make-a-Wish Ireland organisation.

25 Jun, 2016
Avolon support the Annual Dublin Pride Parade

Avolon was represented at the Annual Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday 25 June by TRIBE members and their friends and families.

14 Jun, 2016
Euros 2016 Charity Draw

For the European Championships, Avolon staff organised a European Championship sweepstake. Funds raised for the sweepstakes went to the Vita organisation.

18 May, 2016
Avolon launch its first Blood Donation Drive

Avolon launched its first Blood Donation drive, with four of our staff members making the trip out to Stillorgan’s Blood Donation Clinic over their lunch break.

24 Apr, 2016
Avolon contribute €2,000 for the “Around the Pearl Project” Annual Bicycle Challenge in Sri Lanka to support the Cerebral Palsy Lankan Foundation (CPLF).

Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation (CPLF) was started with the objective of providing educational and therapeutic services. The organisation has two resource centres that offer much-needed education and therapy.

21 Apr, 2016
Avolon continue their support towards Orbis Ireland

On 21 April, members of Avolon participated in the Orbis Ireland Golf Classic. The event which took place at Powerscourt Golf Club saw various teams tee off and compete for a four ball champagne scramble.

15 Apr, 2016
Avolon Hong Kong office support Food Angel Hong Kong

On April 15th, the Avolon Hong Kong office held a bake sale in aid of Food Angel Hong Kong raising €2,000 for the charity that rescues edible surplus food from different sectors of the food industry that would otherwise be disposed of as waste.

15 Apr, 2016
Avolon staff support Temple Street Foundation’s “The Great Irish Bake”

On April 15, the Avolon TRIBE cranked up their ovens and got baking and eating for the Great Irish Bake in support of the Temple Street Foundation. Working their way through a variety of cakes, cookies and other homemade treats, the Dublin office raised €2,000 for Temple Street.

12 Apr, 2016
Avolon support the new MSc in Aviation Finance at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

The MSc in Aviation Finance, the first of its kind in Europe, was developed jointly by UCD and various industry partners including Avolon, AerCap, GECAS, KPMG, SMBC and Snecma (Safran).

9 Apr, 2016
Avolon staff members participate in the annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Cycle

On an overcast Saturday morning in April, 9 members of the Avolon TRIBE and a few friends travelled to Blessington Lake in County Wicklow to participate in the 12th annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Cycle.

7 Apr, 2016
St. Michaels College “Reach for the Sky” Programme

Avolon recently participated in an Aviation Awareness Module for a small group of local 4th Year Transition Students from St Michaels College, Dublin 4.

5 Apr, 2016
Avolon partners with St James’ CBS through the Business in the Community Ireland, School’s Business Partnership

The programme focuses on encouraging student to stay in school and to recognise the value of completing their education

4 Mar, 2016
Avolon supports International Women’s Day in aid of An Cosán

Avolon continued its support to An Cosán this year by sponsoring a table at its annual International Women’s Day luncheon which took place on 4th March at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

2 Mar, 2016
Avolon support the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre at the annual Fundraising Corporate Charity Quiz

Avolon entered three teams in the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (“DRCC”) Annual Corporate Quiz Challenge which took place at the Intercontinental Hotel on the evening of the 2nd of March.

15 Feb, 2016
Avolon donates computer equipment to Camara

For the second year in a row, Avolon presented Camara Education with a suite of computers and other IT equipment for use in schools and community groups in Ireland and abroad.

1 Feb, 2016
Avolon teams up with U11s of Cabinteely Football Club

With support from Avolon, the U11s teams of Cabinteely Football Club have recently been able to purchase new football gear including kit, training and fitness equipment to support the development of young players in the local community around Cabinteely, Co. Dublin.

15 Jan, 2016
Avolon partners with Camara Education to build Ethiopia’s first Solar Powered e-Learning Lab

In January 2015, Avolon partnered with Camara Education to provide Camara’s first solar powered computer lab in Ethiopia.

29 Dec, 2015
Avolon Partners with DIPC in Development of Primary School Piano Education Program

In December 2015, Avolon partnered with the Dublin International Piano Committee (DIPC) to further the DIPC’s “Music – A Key to Another World” Program, launched in 2015.

23 Dec, 2015
Avolon’s Annual Christmas Toy Appeal

Following on the success of last year’s inaugural Christmas Toy Appeal, Avolon was once again delighted to participate in a Christmas charity appeal in lieu of an inter-office Secret Santa.

15 Dec, 2015
Avolon Continues Support of GOAL’s Syria Program

In December 2015, Avolon donated €10,000 to GOAL in aid of their Syria Refugee program. Avolon employees attended a discussion on Syria in NYC with Goal’s USA CEO, Mark Bartolini on December 3rd.

4 Dec, 2015
Legal Team CARE Day at Ronald McDonald House

On the morning of 4 December 2015, the Avolon Legal Team set their alarms, packed up their blenders and tupperware and made their way to Ronald McDonald House to take part in its Cooking4Families programme. Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation for families of seriously ill children undergoing treatment at Crumlin Hospital in Dublin.

30 Nov, 2015
Avolon Assists Helpful Steps to Bring the First Exoskeleton to Ireland for Public Use

In June 2013, Nathan Kirwan severed his spinal cord in a fall that resulted in a C4 injury which left him paralysed from the chest down. Following the completion of his rehab, Nathan realised that there was no motivating venue where people with disabilities could participate in exercise programmes.

15 Nov, 2015
Avolon Runs the Great Ethiopian Run in Aid of Orbis Ireland

In November 2015, for the third time, a team of 9 travelled to the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, to take part in the Great Ethiopian Run in aid of Orbis Ireland.

5 Nov, 2015
Avolon hosts fifth event in aid of ORBIS

On 5th November, 2015 Avolon and Clifford Chance hosted their fifth event in Hong Kong in aid of ORBIS.

4 Nov, 2015
Avolon Contracts Managers Compete in Barretstown’s Annual Corporate Quiz Night

On 4th November, the Barretstown Corporate Quiz took place in the Convention Centre, Dublin, to raise much needed funds for the provision of specially designed camps and programmes for children living with a serious illness.

23 Oct, 2015
Avolon and the Royal Hibernian Academy announce the launch of Avolon Global Studio & Avolon Youthreach Programme

On Friday 23rd October, guests were invited to join Dómhnal Slattery, Chief Executive Officer of Avolon, Mick O’Dea RHA President and Patrick T. Murphy, RHA Director for the launch of the Avolon Global Studio and Avolon Youthreach Programme at the RHA.

3 Oct, 2015
Avolon Attends the AWARE Ball

The AWARE 30th Anniversary Ball took place in the Doubletree Hilton, Dublin on 3rd October 2015. Avolon was represented on the night by Neil Murphy and Brendan Sinnott along with their family and friends on the night.

22 Sep, 2015
Avolon staff build a multi-sensory play area at St Vincent’s Boys School in Dublin and launch their inaugural CARE Day

On September 22nd, the Avolon team participated in their first ever CARE Day. The Avolon CARE Day is the hallmark of the “A” pillar CARE Initiative, and it allows the entire company to devote a day to making a hands-on difference in the community.

21 Sep, 2015
Coffee Morning in aid of Our Lady’s Hospice and SOS

On September 21st, Avolon participated in Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for the second year running raising over €3,000 in the process through a staff bake sale, raffle, wine tasting and general donations.

12 Sep, 2015
Avolon staff support the GOAL Syria emergency appeal

In response to the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of Syrian refugees making their way across European borders, Avolon arranged a collection of essential items for use in the most affected areas.

10 Sep, 2015
Avolon support the StructureTone Charity Golf Classic

On a sunny September day, Avolon staff took part in the StructureTone Charity Golf Classic to raise funds for the Sundance Kids, Michael and Ned Hickey.

7 Sep, 2015
IFSC Dublin Inner City Trust Golf Event

Avolon was proud to be one of the key sponsors at the recent IFSC Inner City Trust Golf Outing held at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on 7th September 2015.

5 Sep, 2015
Avolon participates in the Brittas Bay Triathlon in aid of the Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Service

On the 5th September, 10 Athletes participated in the Brittas Bay Triathlon in aid of Darndale Childcare Centre. The Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Service Ltd opened in 2001 with its aim being to provide quality childcare at an affordable cost to the Darndale, Belcamp and Moatview communities, a recognised area of social deprivation.

2 Sep, 2015
Finance Team CARE Day

In early September, as part of their individual Avolon CARE days, the Finance Team embarked on an adventure to build a greenhouse for the children at Barretstown in Co. Kildare.

1 Sep, 2015
Avolon contribute €7,500 towards funding of a school bus for the R.B. Memorial English School

The R.B. Memorial English School is an English Medium School in West Bengal established in January 2015 by Bharat Karki. The school was set up to provide opportunities to local children so that they can avail of English language and IT skills currently only made available to affluent families.

10 Aug, 2015
Avolon donated €5,000 to the Vita Project

Avolon has donated €5,000 to “Vita”, an Irish international development agency working with partners in Africa through their field offices in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya. Vita’s programmes support communities in fighting hunger, as well as climate change.

2 Aug, 2015
Avolon contribute €1,000 to the Belvedere Youth Club

Avolon were delighted to support the Belvedere Youth Club as part of their ongoing fundraising needs over the coming years.

1 Aug, 2015
Splash & Dash in aid of Donegal Hospice and the Temple Street Children’s Hospital

Avolon were delighted to support the Donegal Hospice and Temple Street Children’s Hospital by contributing €1,500 towards the Splash & Dash event on August 1st.

25 Jul, 2015
Avolon proudly supports Team Ireland at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles

On the 25th July, 7,000 athletes from over 177 countries gathered in Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games to demonstrate their incredible courage, unwavering determination and sheer joy by representing their country on the world stage. Special Olympics Ireland was represented at these iconic Games by 88 courageous athletes selected from across the country.

1 Jul, 2015
Finance Team “Change” and “Give up a Leg” initiatives

In early July 2015, the Finance Team launched two initiatives for Avolon staff. The first initiative was to collect spare change and foreign currency from employees and to donate this money to charitable causes.

5 Jun, 2015
Dublin Rape Crisis Golf Day

For the fourth consecutive year, Avolon participated in the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) Annual Golf Classic. This year the event was held at The Castle GC on the 5th of June, with Gareth Halpin, Stephen O’Flanagan and Aidan Bodkin playing on behalf of Avolon.

4 Jun, 2015
Avolon staff attend the inaugural AirBall in aid of The Darndale Childcare Centre

On June 4, thirteen Avolon TRIBE members attended the inaugural Dublin Aviation Air Ball. The Air Ball transformed the RDS into a 1960s-themed aviation industry charity event benefitting the Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Center.

2 Jun, 2015
Six staff members participate in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon to raise funds for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

On one of the wettest and windiest Irish “summer” days, six female staff members took part in the Dublin VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.

2 May, 2015
Avolon sponsor the Dalkey Rowing Club’s Novice Ladies team

For the second year in a row, Avolon has sponsored the Dalkey Rowing Club in the summer rowing leagues. Dalkey Rowing Club has been in existence since 1931 and remains one of the oldest coastal rowing organizations in Ireland.

16 Apr, 2015
Avolon donates used IT equipment to Camara

In April 2015, Avolon presented Camara Education with a suite of computers and other IT equipment for onward use in schools and community groups in Ireland and abroad.

10 Apr, 2015
Avolon contributes towards the cost of a new day centre for the Balò Onlus NGO in Kolkatta, India

In April 2015, Avolon committed €10,000 towards the cost of expanding an educational day centre in Kolkatta, India managed by the Associazione Balò Onlus.

10 Mar, 2015
Avolon support the BITE / Maureen Smithwich Academic Scholarship in Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun

In March, Avolon partnered with the Maureen Smithwick Academic Scholarship Busary to provide funding towards their academic scholarship programme in Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun.

6 Mar, 2015
Avolon support International Women’s Day in aid of An Cosán

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 6th, Avolon sponsored a table for 10 staff members at the annual luncheon in aid of An Cosán.

1 Mar, 2015
Employee Match – Rugby Roundup in aid of Samaritans

In true Avolon TRIBE spirit, this year saw another great response to the RBS 6 Nations Tribe League with a total of 42 entrants. Participants paid a fee to enter the league and battled their rugby selection skills for the 5 games of the tournament.

26 Feb, 2015
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Quiz Night

For the third consecutive year, Avolon participated in the Corporate Quiz Challenge in aid of The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) held at the Intercontinental Hotel on February 26th.

29 Dec, 2014
Avolon donates €3,180 and arts and crafts supplies to LauraLynn in lieu of Secret Santa

In December 2014, in lieu of holding a Secret Santa, Avolon staff donated arts and craft supplies and raised a total of €3,180 for the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.

27 Nov, 2014
35 members of the Avolon team complete the Run in the Dark event in aid of the Mark Pollock Trust

On the 12 November, 2014, a team from Avolon completed the 5km and 10km Run in the Dark on behalf of the Mark Pollock Trust.

25 Nov, 2014
Avolon hosts fourth event in aid of Orbis

On 6th November, 2014 Avolon and Clifford Chance hosted their forth event in Hong Kong in aid of Orbis.

23 Nov, 2014
The Avolon Eleven take part in the Great Ethiopian Run 2014 on behalf of Orbis Ireland

In 2014, eleven of the Avolon team committed to taking part in the Great Ethiopian Run on behalf of Orbis Ireland.

18 Sep, 2014
Avolon participates in Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

On 18 September, several members of staff in the Avolon Dublin office put their baking skills to the test and participated in Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning raising over €2,000 in aid of the local Blackrock Hospice.

31 Jul, 2014
5 members of the Avolon team complete the TriGrandPrix triathlon in Kilkenny to raise funds for Darndale Childcare Centre

On Saturday the 19th of July five members of the Avolon team completed the TriGrandPrix Triathlon in Kilkenny, supporting both the official charity partner Cycle against Suicide and Avolon’s chosen charity partner the Darndale Childcare centre.

30 Jul, 2014
Avolon is an official sponsor of Run in the Dark for second year

Avolon continues to support the Run in the Dark event renewing their official sponsorship for a second year.

8 Dec, 2013
14 members of the Avolon team complete 10km hike to raise funds for ORBIS Ireland

On 8 December 2013, fourteen members of the Avolon team completed a 10km hike in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

13 Nov, 2013
15 Avolon Staff complete Run in the Dark on behalf of the Mark Pollock Trust

On the 13 November, 2013, a team from Avolon completed the Run in the Dark on behalf of the Mark Pollock Trust. In total over 13,000 runners participated in the event in cities around the world, with a team of 15 representing Avolon at the flagship event in Dublin.

7 Nov, 2013
Avolon hosts third event in aid of ORBIS

On 7th November, 2013 Avolon and Clifford Chance hosted their third event in Hong Kong in aid of ORBIS.

3 Jan, 2013
Avolon: Proud to Support Orbis in 2012

Orbis Ireland Video Review of 2012

25 Nov, 2012
11 members of the Avolon team complete The Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa to raise funds for ORBIS Ireland

On 25 November 2012, 11 members of the Avolon team completed The Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa to raise funds for ORBIS Ireland.

5 Nov, 2012
Avolon’s Great Ethiopian Run

On 25 November, 2012, 11 members of the Avolon team will participate in the 10km Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa.

1 Nov, 2012
Avolon is proud to represent ORBIS for the second year running

On 1 November, 2012 Avolon and Clifford Chance hosted their second event in Hong Kong in aid of ORBIS.

5 Sep, 2012
Mark Pollock Cycle

A major thanks to Team Avolon for getting behind the inaugural Mark Pollock Cycle and completing it in style.

3 Nov, 2011
Avolon is proud to support ORBIS

Avolon and Clifford Chance hosted an event to raise funds to support ORBIS, the charity dedicated to the prevention and treatment of blindness, during the 2011 Hong Kong Airfinance conference.