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Keith Alum Regan Leahy Honored by United Nations Global Compact

By October 14, 2019 No Comments

2007 graduate selected as one of ten 2019 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Pioneers

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Keith Country Day School, the region’s only nationally ranked, independent college-prep school, is proud to announce that Regan Leahy (2007), was recently recognized by United Nations Global Compact as one of its ten 2019 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Pioneers, business leaders who are using business as a force for good to advance the organization’s SDGs.

Leahy is the Assistant Manager, Citizenship at Hogan Lovells, an international law firm co-headquartered in London and Washington, D.C. and developed the firm’s first-ever global skills-based volunteering program, Barefoot Futures, that seeks to inspire young people in advancing the SDGs in their communities.

“We are so proud of Regan and the great work she is doing in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption through her Barefoot Futures program,” said Charo Chaney, Co-Head of School at Keith Country Day School. “Our Keith family is cheering her on as she continues to make a positive impact in the world.”

Leahy was recognized on September 25 as part of the UN Global Compact Leaders Week at the UN Headquarters in New York.

About UN Global Compact

The world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the UN Global Compact calls on companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. In the United Kingdom, over 200 companies and non-business organizations have joined the initiative, and Global Compact Network UK has supported their efforts to advance sustainable business practices since 2004.

About Keith Country Day School

Celebrating more than 100 years of educating children, Keith Country Day School proudly stands as the premier college-preparatory school in the northern Illinois region. Keith has a rich tradition of preparing students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in academic rigor, character development and leadership skills. Keith’s mission is to prepare children for lives of meaning and purpose.

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