Hylton Center Celebrates Successful 12th Anniversary Gala

President Gregory Washington and Mrs. Nicole Washington and friends at Gala dinner.

Over the course of two evenings, the Hylton Center hosted its 12th Anniversary Gala on April 29 and 30 with a celebratory dinner emceed by Executive Director of the Hylton Center Rick Davis, honoring two trailblazers in the community: Denise McPhail and Lovey Hammel. Capping off the first evening was a live auction and rousing “Raise Your Paddle” fundraiser resulting in a record-breaking $52,800 to support the Hylton Center’s Veterans and the Arts Initiative. The second evening of festivities witnessed the remarkable Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Leslie Odom, Jr. in a concert of musical standards, new songs, and favorites from the smash hit Hamilton.

In total, the 12th Anniversary Gala raised over $225,000, thanks to the generosity of a community committed to the Hylton Center’s continued artistic excellence. Thank you to all of this year’s Hylton Center sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor Compton & Duling!

Learn more about the Gala, honorees, and our 12th Anniversary Gala sponsors.