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Students in Free Enterprise comes to Ireland

January 2012

SIFE Worldwide is excited to extend its global reach with the launch of a new country operation in Ireland.

SIFE Ireland joins the 38 country operations that comprise SIFE. This unique network works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Plans are under way to establish SIFE teams at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University and National University of Ireland, Galway.

SIFE currently has 1,600 active university programs around the world that last fiscal year contributed approximately 5,700,000 volunteer hours to more than 6,500 community outreach projects that applied business concepts to help those in need. This latest expansion is part of SIFE"s strategic planning and calculated growth into regions where the organization can maintain high-quality operations and have a sustainable impact.

"We believe SIFE can do a great deal of good in Ireland and that this new country operation will play an important role in helping us achieve our goals," says Alvin Rohrs, SIFE President & CEO. "We are pleased to welcome SIFE Ireland to our global family."

Instrumental in bringing SIFE to Ireland was KPMG, a global leader in accounting, audit and financial services, and long-time supporter of SIFE, along with Shaun Kelly, Vice Chair-Operations at KPMG. Karina Howley, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for KPMG Ireland, will be the acting country leader for the operation and Terence O"Rourke, Managing Partner of KPMG Ireland, will become Chairman of the Board.

In addition to KMPG, other SIFE Ireland founding sponsors include Chartis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, McDonalds, and Jack Kahl, President & CEO of Jack Kahl & Associates, LLC.

To get involved with Trinity SIFE, join the SIFE Trinity College Dublin group on facebook.

To learn more about SIFE, visit www.sife.org.

About SIFE
SIFE is an international non-profit organization that brings together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Founded in 1975, SIFE has active programs on more than 1,600 college and university campuses in 39 countries. For more information, contact SIFE World Headquarters at 417-831-9505 or visit www.sife.org.

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