The Eighth Annual Society of the Holy Child Jesus Awards Dinner honored:
This Year’s Honorees
Meg and Tom have had successful careers, and their lives exemplify the generosity, love and service characteristic of Cornelia Connelly. Meg is a graduate of Rosemont College where she currently serves as an Honorary Trustee. Meg’s commitment to service includes her work as a Consultant Psychologist and member of the Advisory Board for Plaid House, a New Jersey group home for abused adolescent girls. Meg currently serves on the board of Portsmouth Abbey School and previously served as the Co-Chair of the Georgetown College Parents’ Committee and the Board of Cristo Rey Holy Child Spirit Award New York High School.
Tom is the Founder and Managing Partner of Healey Development LLC. He is a Senior Advisor of KKR Prisma. Previously, Tom was a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Tom’s commitment to service includes serving on the Board of Trustees and Investment Committees for both the Rockefeller Foundation and Georgetown University. He is also involved with several other non-profit institutions.
Together, Meg and Tom are the parents of two children and have nine grandchildren.
A 2006 graduate of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Summit, NJ, Alex is passionate about the opportunity for the private sector to bring business solutions to challenges of poverty, economic development, and gender equality. After studying abroad in East Africa as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, Alex pursued a career in advocacy. Alex worked for three years at the Enough Project, dedicated to ending genocide and crimes against humanity in Central and East Africa. As the Assistant Campaign Manager for Raise Hope for Congo, Alex developed campaigns targeting the electronics industry about conflicts arising from the mining of minerals. From 2013-2014, Alex spent the year in Ghana as a Princeton in Africa Fellow with Olam International. There she worked to develop strategies that deliver mutual value for companies and farmers through training programs, education campaigns on gender equality and child labor, and opportunities for partnership with development organizations. Alex is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Yale University and will join the Boston Consulting Group after graduation in May 2016. Alex exemplifies the Holy Child tradition of service by using her gifts to address systemic causes of injustice.