MALDEN, Mass. – The Cheverus School is hosting its first comedy night on Friday, October 19 to benefit an annual $1,500 scholarship given to a student demonstrating the qualities of compassion, leadership, community service and commitment to justice in memory of the former Cheverus principal Dianne Dingolo.
A comedy night, which will feature Boston Comedy Festival winner and Cheverus alum Dave Russo, along with Dave Rattigan, who is emceeing and producing the show, as well, Chrissy Kelleher and Steve Macone, will be held at the Monsignor Foley Hall on Ferry Street. Tickets are $20, doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The fundraiser will include raffles and a cash bar. Tickets are available at the school office or online at scampscomedy.com.
“The volunteers who serve on the scholarship committee and I all agree that a comedy night is appropriate and fitting way to raise money for a scholarship award since Dianne is remembered not only for her dedication as an educator but also someone who never missed an opportunity to laugh and show joy,” said Cheverus Principal Susan Degnan, who knew Dianne as a friend and colleague.
In June, a scholarship was awarded to Kameryn Montimes, now a 5th grade student at Cheverus School, who wrote in her scholarship application, “I am happy to serve others, for serving others is helping someone do what they can’t do for themselves without expecting anything in return.” She was awarded the scholarship by Dianne Dingolo’s nephew Heath Gunderman, who served on the volunteer committee along with former students, teachers, administrators and supporters of the school.
Dianne Dingolo spent most of her life as an educator, first with the Sisters of the Cross and Passion and later, after she left religious life, at Emmanuel College in Boston, Pope John High XXIII School in Everett and as a teacher and principal at the Cheverus School from which she retired in 1998. She was the wife of Robert Dingolo and passed away at age 68 on January 21, 2012. She was much beloved for her compassion, commitment to justice, community service and her endearing giggle.
Donations to the scholarship fund are always welcome. Anyone interested in giving to the Dianne Dingolo Memorial Scholarship Fund can donate online atwww.cheverusschool.com or can send a check payable to the Dianne Dingolo Memorial Scholarship Fund, Cheverus School, 30 Irving St., Malden, MA 02148. For more information, contact Susan Degnan at (781) 324-6584. The Cheverus School is part of the Sacred Heart Parish in Malden.