An Evening to Remember

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Provided by Hylton Performing Arts Center

Rick Davis, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts and Executive Director,
Hylton Performing Arts Center and Mary Postma, honoree. Melisa Pasero Photography

The Hylton Center hosted its seventh Anniversary Gala on April 1st, where over 370 guests enjoyed an elegant dinner on the Merchant Hall stage while being serenaded by a small ensemble from the Youth Orchestras of Prince William. This year’s Gala program honored Mary and Hans Postma for their dedicated support of the arts, as well as featured a spirited live auction for two vacation packages with an auctioneer leading guests to “Raise Your Paddle” to raise funds for the Hylton’s Veterans and the Arts Initiative, which raised over $22,000. After the auction, guests joined an After Party, sponsored by KO Distilling, which included craft cocktails, sweet and savory bites, music and dancing with local band Keynote, a live DJ, a photo station, a Giving Wall, and prizes.

The Gala raised more than $165,000, which will support the performances and programs at the Hylton Center, including our educational programs and Veterans and the Arts Initiative. A portion of the proceeds will also support the Hylton Center’s Endowment, ensuring artistic excellence now and in the years to come. Learn more about how YOU can support the Hylton Center.  View all levels of membership.


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