RADNOR, Pa. (April 11, 2011) — Nancy Battaglia Gustafson ’66 sings to fulfill her passion for music, but sells CDs to help others in need. Gustafson, a longtime vocalist who recently released her third CD, donates all the proceeds to organizations that help those in need.
To date, she has donated $21,000. Proceeds from her first CD, “A Peaceful Journey,” were given to Cabrini College; My Brother’s Keeper, a Massachusetts-based charity that delivers furniture, food, and essentials to those in need throughout the southeastern section of the state; and her church, Our Lady of Lourdes in Brockton, Mass., which put the money toward a set of chimes.
The American Cancer Society and The Kidney Foundation were recipients of proceeds from her second CD, “A Christmas Tradition.” Her recently released third CD, “Heart and Soul,” was recorded at Our Lady of Lourdes, and all of the proceeds from those sales will benefit the church.
Gustafson doesn’t stop with CD sales. She retired from teaching in 2004, and now performs for local charities, donating admission costs to the organizations. Most recently, she sang at The Charity Guild, a food pantry in Brockton. The sold-out performance raised $3,500 for the organization.
To purchase a CD, visit her blog at www.nancy-gustafson.blogspot.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice. Cabrini offers more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. The College also has graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.