A Celtic Sojourn in Memory of Valerie Gunderson

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Friends and fans of our late WGBH colleague Valerie Gunderson are invited to a special event: A CELTIC SOJOURN in memory of Valerie Gunderson Osiecki, Sat, 10/28 in WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio.

The evening is part of a fundraising effort for the scholarship fund established in Valerie’s name by her husband Ted Osiecki and managed by The Cape Cod Foundation.

Fittingly, the scholarship supports college-bound high school seniors from Cape Cod or the Islands who are pursuing degrees in the arts, as Valerie — both a violinist and a published poet — had a passion for the arts.

Brian O’Donovan’s show and Celtic music were always favorites for her and her husband.

A CELTIC SOJOURN will broadcast on 89.7 as usual (3-6pm), and dedicate the last hour to Valerie with special guest performances from Fraser. A light reception (6-7pm) will follow.

Valerie, who died far too young at 59, was our longtime Director of Budget Operations and a key member of the WGBH family for more than 25 years. Feel free to spread the word to former ’GBHers.

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  1. Update on the special event for Valerie Gunderson from Regina Daley at WGBH.

    On Sat, 10/28, in WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio, friends of our late WGBH Director of Budget Operations Valerie Gunderson and fans of A CELTIC SOJOURN are invited to a special event: A CELTIC SOJOURN in memory of Valerie Gunderson Osiecki.

    The evening is part of a fundraising effort for the scholarship fund established by her husband Ted Osiecki and managed by The Cape Cod Foundation. The scholarship fittingly supports college-bound high school seniors from Cape Cod or the Islands who are pursuing degrees in the arts.

    Valerie—both a violinist and a published poet—had a passion for the arts, and Brian O’Donovan’s show and Celtic music were always favorites for her and her husband.

    A CELTIC SOJOURN will broadcast on 89.7 as usual (3-6pm) from our radio studio, and then Brian will join the event in Fraser to dedicate the last hour to Valerie with special guest performances by Robbie O’Connell and Rose Clancy, Night Tree, and Maura Shawn Scanlin and Conor Hearn. After the live concert (6-7pm), guests will be able to join Brian and the musicians for a light reception.

    “Valerie was our valued colleague for more than 25 years in a variety of roles across the Foundation,” says Ben Godley, WGBH COO, and President of WGBH Business Services. “We’re glad we can help to facilitate this fundraising effort in her memory, and hope to see you there.”

    Note: If you’re unable to attend, you can make a tax-deductible donation at the the following link.

    Tickets and donations: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celtic-sojourn-in-memory-of-valerie-gunderson-osiecki-tickets-37287772732

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