One Last Bow: Charity for Change Founders Graduate
As COVID-19 swept across the globe, theatre curtains were drawn closed, leaving performers with limited opportunities to pursue their passion. Artists everywhere had two options: do nothing or do what they do best—get creative.
“While on lockdown I had the idea to organize a benefit concert that could both help people struggling from the effects of COVID-19 while also providing a performance opportunity to singers,” said Johnny Drumgoole ‘23, a musical theatre graduate. “I tried to get the word out over the summer of 2020 that I wanted to hold a charity concert at DeSales when we finally returned to campus after half of a semester of online classes.”
With the help of University administrators and peers, Alaina Hurley ’23, and Molly Hofstaedter ’23, the Charity for Change concert was born. Held twice a year, Charity for Change provides students with the opportunity to perform musical numbers while raising money for charity.
“Charity for Change opened my eyes to what I want out of a job: something I am skilled at, something I am passionate about, and something I can ‘give beauty back’ through, as Father Schubert was famous for saying.”