By Neil Davis
THE WILDWOODS, N.J. — BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc., the only non-profit EDM (electronic dance music) concert producer in the nation, recently announced a donation of $40,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
The donation comes from the proceeds of BeachGlow Music Festival 2014 in the Wildwoods. The eight-hour, 12-act festival on the beach attracted a sold-out crowd of 7,000 fans on July 5. Dane Kunkel, BeachGlow’s 19-year-old founder and CEO, presented the donation check to the Red Cross’ director of donations Jane E. Ward on Friday, July 25.
BeachGlow had pledged a percentage of every festival ticket sold to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, as part of its charitable mission to empower today’s socially responsible teens and young adults to participate in giving back. Based on a turnout that far exceeded expectations, BeachGlow added another 25 percent of the original pledge to make it a $40,000 donation.
“The American Red cross is extremely grateful to BeachGlow, Dane Kunkel, and all of the festival-goers who were able to come out to support the vital work the Red Cross while also enjoying great music at the Jersey Shore,” said Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes (ret.), CEO of the American Red Cross Southeastern Pa. chapter. “The support of BeachGlow and its fans helps to ensure that the American Red Cross is always able to respond to disasters large and small whether down the street on across the country, and I thank BeachGlow for being part of the Red Cross team.”