Donnelly Indy's Irish Citizen of the Year & Parade Grand Marshal

Posted on March 3, 2020

Joe Donnelly, Indy's 2020 Irish Citizen of the YearJoe S. Donnelly served on Capitol Hill for 12 years representing the constituents of the state of Indiana. He first served three terms in the U.S. House representing Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District.  He later went on to serve one term representing the state of Indiana as a U.S. Senator. 

Prior to his political career, Joe helped run a small business in Mishawaka and worked in private practice at a law firm. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from Notre Dame Law School. He met his wife, Jill, while students at the University of Notre Dame. They have two children, Molly and Joe Jr.  

And to add to his list of accomplishments and recognitions, Mr. Donnelly has been selected by The Athletic Club Foundation as the 2020 Irish Citizen of the Year. His duties will include assisting with the Greening of the Canal, being the official starter of the Shamrock Run & Walk and serving as Grand Marshal for the 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade presented by The Hoosier Lottery.