John Patrick Flanagan Foundation
John Flanagan (Aug. 27, 1964 – Dec. 24, 2008)
John was a founder of ICR, but more importantly the loving husband of Amanda and devoted father of Emma, Bridget and Jack. John was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and was a member of the 1982 graduating class at Fairfield College Preparatory School in Fairfield, CT. He went on to college at the University of Richmond, receiving a Juris Doctorate degree in 1996 from the University of Connecticut.
After practicing litigation law, John joined forces with his high school friends Chad Jacobs and Tom Ryan to start ICR, where he served as a member of the Board of Directors, the firm’s General Counsel and a founding principal of its Corporate Communications Group. John was a driving force behind the success of the firm, which benefitted greatly from his strategic thinking and measured approach to problem solving. His culture-building attitude and mentorship of younger team members left an indelible mark on ICR that is still felt today.
John grew up the oldest of six children, and as an adult cherished being part of a large, loving, Irish Catholic family. As a father himself, John’s top priority was spending time with his own three children. He was most happy simply relaxing at home with his family and friends around him. People took an instant liking to John who had a keen and effortless sense of humor. He was truly beloved by all and is sorely missed.
In an effort to honor John’s memory and support the community, ICR became a founding sponsor of The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation. Because of John’s love of family, the Foundation’s mission is to help vulnerable children and families by supporting charities that provide the direction, education and healthy environment that vulnerable children and families need to have the opportunity to reach their full potential.