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Patrick Benson Dulcinea Basile

Patrick Benson Dulcinea Basile
Chicago, IL United States
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My name is Patrick Benson and my wife Dulcinea Basile and I are running for Team VanderCook!  This is my first Shamrock Shuffle and Dulcinea's third.  Our goal is to have a successful 8K while raising funds to support VanderCook College of Music.

Patrick received his undergraduate degree from VanderCook in 2008 and currenlty serve as the VanderCook Alumni Association President.  Since graduating, he have been teaching at Hubbard High School on the south west side of Chicago.  It is hard to sum up the education and experience VanderCook provided his.  He had wonderful teachers, fantastic performances, created many great friendships, and left with a passion for music education.  VanderCook is a wonderful college and he personally want to ensure that the experience he had is one that suture students will have.

Dulcinea received her undergraduate degree in flute performance and her masters in music education.  She currently teaches in Chicago Public Schools and has a successful flute studio in the western suburbs.  Like Patrick, she is passionate about education and providing students with the opportunity to learn to sing and play an instrument.

Music has played a very large role in both our lives and we believe it is an essential part of education.  By supporting this campaign you are contributing to the future of music education, the performing arts, and music in our schools.  Every contribution counts no matter how large or small.

Thank you all!

Patrick and Dulcinea

2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K.  Join Team VanderCook as we raise awareness and funds for VanderCook College of Music.  

VanderCook College of Music was founded in 1909 and has a rich history for changing lives through music educaiton.  As a 501 (c) 3 organizaiton, donations made to VanderCook College of Music are tax-deductible.  

For more details on all the benefits of being a part of Team VanderCook, please contact Jeffrey Sadowski at 312-788-1166 or

Patrick Benson
Dulcinea Basile


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