2011 Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Award Recipient
Mr. JP McManus
Irish Businessman & Philanthropist

JP McManus is one of Ireland’s notable successful businessmen. He is also one of National Hunts Racing’s largest owners with many horses in training.

He has been the leading racehorse owner in Ireland and the UK on several occasions. Most recently, JP won the English Grand National in Aintree in 2010 with his horse “Don’t Push It”.

Despite his many business accomplishments, Mr McManus never seems to stray too far from his roots. He is dedicated and committed to his philanthropic foundations. The JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am has become a renowned event where most of the world’s top golfers attend. The event has raised over 95million since 1990 to assist deserving charities in the Mid West of Ireland.

On an annual basis, JP provides 125 All Ireland Scholarships to students from each of the 32 Counties and in addition, 8 scholarships to students from his Alma Mater, Limerick CBS, to assist in their pursuit of third level education. His contribution to the establishment of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick was another indication of his support to education in Ireland.

His many honours include Freeman of Limerick City & County, Irish Business Person of the Year, Irish Philanthropist of the Year and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Limerick. JP and his wife Noreen exemplify success with a philanthropic spirit in a very private and humble way.

"Search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity."
~Albert Schweitzer