RCDS alumna, current parent, and trustee Sarah Dodds-Brown ’91 was honored by the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) with the Corporate Counsel Leadership Award. The award recognizes Sarah’s longstanding and active commitment to advancing change, equity, and social justice. Sarah is the Executive Vice President & Managing Counsel at American Express and serves as an Executive Sponsor of the company’s Black Engagement Network employee affinity group. She is a strong advocate for meaningful corporate involvement in issues of racial and gender equity and social justice. Sarah is also active with various educational and civic organizations, including serving on Rye Country Day School’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of the Board of Trustees and as an integral member of the DEI Task Force that developed the School’s comprehensive DEI Plan.
NCLEJ’s mission is to advance the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country. Sarah was honored at NCLEJ’s 2020 Virtual Awards Benefit alongside renowned civil rights leaders Martha Morgan, Henry Sanders, and Faya Rose Touré. The benefit also featured a conversation with Cory Booker, U.S. Senator for New Jersey, and NCLEJ Executive Director Dennis Parker '73 (RCDS alumnus, past parent, and former trustee) moderated by New York University Law Professor and NCLEJ Board Member Deborah Archer. The event featured a third Rye Country Day graduate, spoken word artist/poet and Dartmouth College Professor Joshua Bennett ’06.
Read more about the evening highlighting and honoring the legacy of those fighting for economic justice here.