The Millennial of the Year is an national fundraising competition which in 2018 is aimed at raising €100,000 for Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI).
100 of Ireland’s most promising millennials are challenged to raise at least €1000 in whatever style they wish before the 24th November.
Their fundraising events and endeavours will be judged by a committee of 10 Irish celebrities who will be awarding millennials in 10 awards across 5 categories (please see awards section).
The awards will be presented on the 24th November at Dublin’s most prestigious private event - The Millennial Ball which is proudly sponsored by Irish Life. All fundraising millennials will be the distinguished guests attending for free.
The Millennial of the Year was founded in 2018 by a committee of 13 young graduates across Ireland and is supported by the Minister of State for Disability issues.
In Ireland, less than 5% of people with Down Syndrome attain full-time employment. The millennials of Ireland want to correct this wrong.
For that reason, the 2018 Millennial of the Year will be fundraising €100,000 to help employ their fellow peers via Down Syndrome Ireland’s EmployAbility Programme.
The EmployAbility programme offers millennials with Down Syndrome a chance. It trains and educates people in specific employment roles so that they can realise their ambitions of finding a job, participating in society and living an independent life.
Every €1000 raised by a participating millennial will support one millennial with Down Syndrome and that’s why we are encouraging every person reading this to get involved.
The millennial generation is the largest generation in the history of human civilisation. Therefore, the MOTY national fundraising competition is about ensuring this group is also the largest force for good in the history of human civilisation by mobilising each other to help our peers in need.