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Transforming lives through art

Mary-Mitchell Campbell plays piano with ASTEP participant (photo via ASTEP)

Need often breeds empathy. Empathy often begets philanthropy.

Mary-Mitchell Campbell ’96 dealt with her “pretty challenging childhood” by playing the piano, and the memories of a home lost to fire resulting a period of homelessness have never left her mind – or her actions.

In college she founded a theatre company called the Pauper Players, which still exists, with the twist of having participants volunteer for a nonprofit cause. Now she’s a Broadway musical director who also manages to run Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP), an organization she founded dedicated to “transforming the lives of youth using . . . their art.” recently published a feature on Campbell’s career and volunteer work. Read the story by clicking here.

Last updated January 1, 1970
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