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Sr. Carol A. Haggarty, RSCJ ASH'59 Leadership Award

Since 2017, the Sr. Carol A. Haggarty, RSCJ Leadership Award has been given to an RSCJ, a Sheridan Road alumna/us, former Sacred Heart School faculty or staff member, or other member of the Sacred Heart community who best exemplifies the leadership and commitment to Sacred Heart education, as demonstrated by Sr. Haggarty.

Sr. Haggarty served Sacred Heart Schools as a faculty member, principal of the Academy and a member of the Board of Trustees. Recipients of the Haggarty Award embody the call from St. John's Gospel—beloved by Sr. Haggarty—to "love another as I have loved you."

2019 Haggarty Award Recipient: Elizabeth H. Connelly

Throughout her life, Elizabeth H. Connelly has amazingly divided her time between her family, her career, and numerous volunteer positions. For each of these endeavors, she commits herself fully and passionately. Given her extensive contributions to Sacred Heart and other noteworthy institutions, Sacred Heart Schools is pleased to name her as the recipient of the 2019 Sr. Carol Haggarty, RSCJ ASH’59 Leadership Award.

Mrs. Connelly earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She has held several leadership positions at Bank One, as well as the head of Healthcare, Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Commercial Banking business unit at J.P. Morgan Chase. She is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Coworker Services at CDW, serving as a member of the executive committee.

Mrs. Connelly has made philanthropic endeavors a significant part of her life. She serves as a director of Catholic Extension and the Polk Bros. Foundation. She is also a trustee for the Shedd Aquarium, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and the Steppenwolf Theatre.

As part of a Sacred Heart legacy family and as a parent of four Sheridan Road alumni (A’08, H’10, H’13, and A’18), Mrs. Connelly has been an integral part of the school for almost 20 years. Whether as a classroom volunteer, committee member, or chair of the Board of Trustees or Masterpiece Campaign, Sacred Heart is grateful that Mrs. Connelly has devoted her time and talent to Sheridan Road.



2018 Sr. Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, PhD ASH'55
2017 Sr. Sheila Hammond, RSCJ ASH'57