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Donors to the Hylton Center Campaign

Our thanks to all those whose vision, commitment and energy allowed the Hylton Performing Arts Center to grow from renderings to reality.

Merchant Hall

Merchant Hall is named for Carol Merchant Kirby and Peter Kirby's $1 million contribution to honor Mrs. Kirby's parents, Caton and Mae Merchant. Mrs. Kirby is a member of Mason's Prince William Campus Advisory Board, as well as the university's Board of Visitors, and is a long-time patron of the arts.

Gregory Family Theater

John O. Gregory, chairman of Gregory Construction Inc., which has played an important role in shaping the landscape of Manassas and Prince William County, gave a $750,000 gift for the second venue in the center in memory of his wife, Angela, and son, Scott.

Campaign Partnership and Development Committee

  • The Honorable Marvin Gillum, Co-chair
  • The Honorable Kathleen Seefeldt, Co-chair
  • John Atkinson, Fundraising Chair
  • G.E. Buck Waters, Program Chair
  • John J. Norman, Facilities Chair
  • Jana Yeates, Marketing and Outreach, Chair
  • Sheryl Bass
  • Lucy Beauchamp
  • Kathy Bentz
  • Dr. Lawrence C. Czarda
  • Linda Daniel, MD
  • Dr. Randall Edwards
  • Professor Ken Elston
  • John Foote
  • Molly Grove
  • Guy Hinkler
  • Mark Holcomb
  • Brian Marcus
  • Carol Merchant Kirby
  • Una Murphy
  • Dean William F. Reeder
  • Richard Seraydarian
  • Patricia Snellings
  • Michael Vanderpool
  • Marion Wall
  • Judge Janice Bryce Wellington
  • Donna Wittenauer


  • Prince William County
  • George Mason University
  • City of Manassas
  • Commonwealth of Virginia


  • The Cecil and Irene Hylton Foundation
  • Carol Merchant Kirby and Peter Kirby

Founding Benefactors

  • Pitkin's Ace Hardware
  • Sully Station Ace Hardware
  • Woodbine Ace Hardware
  • ASSETT, Inc
  • ATCC
  • Buchanan Partners, LLC
  • Didlake, Inc.
  • Dominion Virginia Power
  • Anna and Randall Edwards
  • The Engineering Groupe
  • Marvin and Mardi Gillum
  • John O. Gregory
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sally and Alan Merten
  • Micron Technology Foundation, Inc.
  • Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative
  • Novant Health
  • Creston and Sharon Owen
  • The Harry J. Parrish Family
  • Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, PC
  • Vulcan Materials
  • Hiram Ewing Wall, Jr. Foundation
  • Buck and Julie Waters
  • Marvin and Jana Yeates
  • Anonymous

Cornerstone Society

    Robert and Maureen Anderson
    John M. and Debra L. Atkinson
    BAE Systems
    Hazel Boyer
    The Breeden Foundation
    Bill and Leah Brogdon
    Capitol Drywall, Inc
    Cardinal Bank
    Arban & Carosi
    Lawrence Czarda and Carolyn Chappell
    The Colgan Family
    Compton and Duling
    The Cors Foundation
    Donald E. Coulter, Attorney At Law
    The Honorable Wally and Mrs. Connie Covington
    Linda and Joseph Daniel
    Michael and Alison Dixon
    DPR Construction, Inc.
    ECS Mid Atlantic LLC
    Fitzwater And Dean, PLC
    John H. Foote and Rosamond P. Tompkins
    Anthony and Angela Gill
    Kenny and Molly Grove
    Heather’s Dancewear Boutique, Inc.
    Rick and Serena Hendershot
    Stephen Hersch
    Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture
    Hughes Group Architects
    The IDI Group Companies
    Christopher and Caroline Leet
    Ralph and Linda Malami
    Brian H. Marcus
    Metro Sign & Design
    Una Murphy and Stephen Levenson
    News & Messenger
    Jay Norman
    Lillian Orlich
    Sharon Pandak and Robert Moss
    Candace and William Reeder
    R. W. Murray Company
    Lee C. and Joan H. Sammis
    Phyllis and Michael Schwartz
    Scott & Stringfellow
    Kathleen and Robert Seefeldt
    Richard and Sheron Seraydarian
    Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.
    Peter Stearns and Donna Kidd
    Ken and Peggy Thompson
    Ms. Cynda M. Tipple
    United Masonry Incorporated
    V2 Systems
    Valid Electric Co. Inc.
    Michael R. Vanderpool
    Frank Varljen
    James and Katherine Villani
    John and Barbara Walvius
    Paul and Priscilla Wampler

Arts Advocates

    James and Amy Aram
    Dr. Robert L. Bass and Mrs. Sheryl Bass
    Lucy Beauchamp
    Bowman Consulting Group
    Martin J. and Susan S. Briley
    Jeffrey Brown and Craig Morris
    Carlos A. Castro
    Citibank NA
    Robert and Roberta Clark
    Clark Construction
    Clark’s Gun Shop
    Creative and Performing Arts Center, Inc.
    Ms. Cynthia S. Daffan
    Dance Etc. School of the Arts
    John and Nancy Daugherty
    Stephen and Christina Daves
    Rick Davis and Julie Thompson
    Barry and Betty Dean
    Gordon and Delores Demuth
    Mary M. DeNeane
    Michael G. Dunegan, DDS
    John and Sue Farris
    Rev. Skip and Pat Ferguson
    Robert and Dale Fisher
    Gainesville Plumbing, LLC
    Craig Gerhart and Martha Reinhart
    R G Griffith Inc
    Blaine and Phyllis Groves
    Helen E. Hardy
    Kelly L. Harman
    Heritage Hunt Women’s Organization
    Heritage Hunt Little Theater
    Heritage Hunt Performing Arts Center Council
    Sam and Lillian Hill
    Nancy Hersch Ingram
    L.F. Jennings, Inc.
    Charles and Nancy Johnson
    Leonard and Judithe Kaplan
    Jean Kellogg and Gloria Keister
    Gail and Charles Kettlewell
    Ms. Meranda L. Kim
    Kiwanis Club - Battlefield
    Kiwanis Club of Bull Run
    Jennifer Lamb
    Tracy D. Lee
    Mrs. Joseph S. Leggett
    Kenny and Maria Loveless
    Roy E. MacKie and Barbara MacKie
    The Manassas Chorale
    Dr. and Mrs. Evans J. Mandes
    Trish Mandes East Coast Championship Show
    John Maroney and Arlene Maroney
    Denise M. Mullins
    Dick Murphy and Julie Pringle
    Stephen and Karen Nelson
    Hannah and Allan Nixon
    N.V.P. Inc.
    Dexter and Paula Odin
    Ann C. Paciulli
    Rex and Gina Parr
    Debra LaCouture Parrish
    Frank and Mary Jane Parrish
    Kevin J. Pastore
    The Peterson Companies
    Hans and Mary Postma
    The Jeffrey Powell Company
    Kathryn T. Prescott
    Prince William Symphony Orchestra
    Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce
    Pulte Homes
    Chandru X. Ramachandran
    Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Ratcliffe
    Redwood Commercial Management Co.
    Regency Women’s Club
    Regency at Dominion Valley Friends
    Sue Reitzig
    Diane Riffer
    Robert and Marion Riley
    Rinker Design Associates PC
    Rev C. Milton Rodgers, III
    Edward and Mary Roman
    Dr. Norman and Lorraine Rosenberg
    Nanette and Melvin Ross
    Tom and Ann Rotelli
    Edgar and Dorothy Sheppard
    Charles and Louise Slonim
    Judith Smith
    Donald Smith
    Steven S. and Jane O. Smith
    Patricia Snellings
    Roger and Cynthia Snyder
    Scott-Long Construction, Inc.
    Edward and Joann Spall
    Bill and Ann Sturm
    Katie L. Swenson
    Synergy One Federal Credit Union
    Thompson, Greenspon & Company, CPA’s
    Richard and Wenda Travers
    Michael and Rhonda Troutman
    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Villarama
    Jonathan and Shirley Way
    The Weber Family
    James and Barbara White
    Dr. and Mrs. Willington E. White
    Donald L. and Durie White
    Jake and Kristy Williams
    Donna and Bob Wittenauer
    Woman’s Club of Manassas Inc.


    Eileen Kennedy, Director of Development

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