September 12, 2019

Backstage at the Egyptian: New part-time Development Director Shawn O’Neill

Hi everyone! My name is Shawn O’Neill and I will be working as the Development Assistant for the 2019-2020 school year working to reach the finish line of the capital campaign project for the expansion of the Egyptian Theatre through the College of Business Ignite Program. I will also be working to enhance the membership program that is already in place. I am beyond excited to join the Egyptian Theatre team and work to literally improve the theatre and enhance our guests’ experience every time they come and attend the wonderful performances and shows we showcase every season.

I am currently a Senior at Northern Illinois University studying Human Resource Management with a minor in Nonprofit and NGO studies and will be graduating in May of 2020. I have lived in Dekalb since 2016 and have come to love this community and all the history and heritage it shares with the world. You may see me downtown a lot as I also work at the Gaming Goat 4 to 5 days a week. 

I can’t wait to meet all of our guests as they come through the doors this year and talk about the amazing things that are going on at the Egyptian Theatre currently and the ideas and plans that we are working on for the future. If you see me around outside of the theatre fell free to come up and talk to me because I love meeting new people and hearing their story.