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Interactive Beatles Experience will Provide Entertainment in Lund Auditorium

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lisa Parisi,

RIVER FOREST, IL—Dominican University will recognize long-time community leaders Marty and Mary Lou Noll and W.S. Darley & Co., one of the nation’s most respected providers of equipment and services for first responders, at its annual Trustee Benefit Concert on Thursday, May 9.

The university’s annual Benefit raises scholarship funds for Dominican students.  Tom and Deb Abrahamson will chair this year’s benefit, and Dr. Eugene and Clare (Sistie) McEnery will serve as honorary co-chairs.

Students come to Dominican because of its strong academic programs and the embracing, relationship-centered support it provides students every step of the way. Many are the first in their family to go to college.  Over two-thirds of Dominican undergraduates work or support their families while completing their studies. The Benefit provides much-needed financial support that goes directly to student scholarships.

Two awards will be presented as part of the Benefit reception. W.S. Darley & Co. will receive the inaugural Pillars Award from the university. This award recognizes an organization that represents and complements the four Dominican pillars of faith, study, community and service. Darley, a four-generation, family owned and operated company headquartered in Itasca, provides the highest levels of quality, integrity and service to first responders, the military and educators.

The Darley family has deep ties to the university. Jeanne Morrisy Darley ’50 and her children Mary Darley Mattio ’88, ’99, ’05; Stephen Darley ’82; and Peter Darley ’89 are all alumnae/i of Rosary College/Dominican University, and her son Paul Darley is a member of Dominican’s Board of Trustees. Paul Darley is president of W.S. Darley & Co.

Marty and Mary Lou Noll will be honored with the first-ever Heart of Dominican award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly over time to both the university and the surrounding community. The Nolls have been steadfast supporters of civic and philanthropic causes for decades, advocating strongly for Dominican and numerous esteemed organizations within Oak Park, River Forest and neighboring regions. Their devotion to mission, education and ensuring a vibrant network of support for so many is a lived example of Dominican’s motto of Caritas in action.

Following the reception, guests will be treated to a concert featuring Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience, a trio of talented brothers led by Billy McGuigan. It will bring fun and energy to the stage of the Lund Auditorium, with songs loved by generations.

For more information about the Trustee Benefit, including sponsorship opportunities and ticket information, please contact Lisa Parisi at 708-524-6284 or