SHORT HILLS, N.J.
Feb. 26, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is proud to announce a member of its Board of Directors,
Kelly Heneghan, Esq.
, has received a Top 40 Under 40 award from The Irish Echo. The 6
40 Under 40 spotlights the up-and-coming leaders of Irish descent from around the nation who work in a variety of fields and occupations. Heneghan was awarded The Giving Back award for her work with the Reeve Foundation.
Heneghan has been a member of the Reeve Foundation's Board of Directors since 2009, more recently becoming a member of its Executive Committee. Her brother Jon is also a member of the Board; they founded and operate NextSteps Chicago, a
Reeve Foundation's NRN Community Fitness and Wellness (CFW)
Willow Springs, IL.
NextSteps is also a Reeve Foundation Peer & Family Support Program partner.
"With the leadership of
and Jon O'Connor and a dedicated cadre of volunteers and supporters, the Reeve Foundation's
committee has helped raise over
in support of our mission over the past five years," said
Peter T. Wilderotter
, president and CEO of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. "The Reeve Foundation is thrilled to have Kelly as part of our governance; her admirable dedication is well-deserved of this honor."
"Kelly epitomizes the generosity and grit of a new generation of Irish Americans who are determined to leave their mark on America," said Mairtin O'Muilleoir, Irish Echo publisher. "Through her work for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and NextSteps Chicago, she is changing lives and inspiring others, making her a worthy recipient of our Giving Back Award."