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Anniversary Gala

Hylton Center's 10th Anniversary Gala has been CANCELLED

In view of the current COVID-19 public health emergency, and following guidance from George Mason University and the College of Visual and Performing Arts, we have decided to cancel the Gala on April 17th.  We are sorry to have to take this step, but in the interest of the safety and comfort of our community, we believe it is necessary.

Funds raised by the Hylton Center’s Anniversary Gala support:

• Artistic Performances

• Education Initiatives

• Outreach Initiatives

• Hylton Center Endowment

For all sponsors and individual with tickets, we will be hosting a celebration of our 10th Anniversary in July in lieu of the Gala event.  This celebration will still include our Live and Silent Auctions, and the opportunity to “Raise Your Paddle” to support our Education Initiative.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:

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9th Anniversary Gala

Highlights from the 9th Anniversary Gala

Many thanks to all of the donors and supporters who made the Hylton Center’s 9th Anniversary Gala a success! View photos and read a summary of the evening.

The Hylton Center thanks our past honorees for their dedication to and support of the arts in our community:
  • 9th Anniversary Gala: Buchanan Partners and Nancy Hersch Ingram
  • 8th Anniversary Gala: Julie and Buck Waters
  • 7th Anniversary Gala: Mary and Hans Postma
  • 6th Anniversary Gala: NOVEC and Sally Lay
  • 5th Anniversary Gala: Novant Health UVA Health System and Dean William Reeder
  • 4th Anniversary Gala: Didlake, John O. Gregory, and Carol Merchant Kirby
  • 3rd Anniversary Gala: Dr. Randall Edwards, Dr. Marvin L. Gillum (in memorium), and the Honorable Kathleen K. Seefeldt
  • 2nd Anniversary Gala: Alan C. Merten and Sally L. Merten
  • 1st Anniversary Gala: Senator Charles J. Colgan

For more information on the Anniversary Gala, please contact:

Emily Robinson, Associate Director of Development

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