All eyes were smiling on March 10 in the ballroom of the St. Francis hotel, where the Ireland Funds celebrated its annual San Francisco Gala.

The fete was hopping with tunes by David Martin’s House Party, high-stepping performances by the Michael Dillon School of Irish Dancing and a pounding parade by the Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco. More than 350 guests raised $475K for Ireland Funds, which has supported 3,200 organizations working to promote education, culture, mental wellness and continued peace in Northern Ireland.