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Hylton Center gala April 28 to honor Carlos Castro and Jacquemin Family Foundation

The Hylton Performing Arts Center will hold its 13th Anniversary Gala on April 28. The event will honor Carlos Castro and the Jacquemin Family Foundation and benefit the Hylton Center’s artistic performances, Education Initiatives, the Veterans and the Arts Initiative and the endowment.

Following dinner and tributes to the honorees, there will be a live auction and Raise Your Paddle Fundraiser on the Merchant Hall Stage
followed by a 9 p.m.Mix-and-Mingle Reception with other Gala attendees to the tune of Mason’s own Green and Gold Soul and jazz melodies of Darden Purcell.

Among the items up for bid will be The Green Machine Experience which includes a dinner with director Doc Nix, four seats with the Green Machine during a Mason Men’s Basketball Game in the 2023–24 Season, and Green Machine spirit gear prize pack and a chance to attend another special event with the Green Machine.

Honoree Carlos Castro is the President, CEO, and founder of Todos Supermarkets, which specializes in food and services for Latin American, Caribbean, and African communities. After opening his first store in 1990, Mr. Castro recently expanded his business to multiple stores in Prince William County, employing hundreds of residents and serving thousands of customers. He is a winner of Prince William Chamber’s 2017 Charles J. Colgan Jr. Visionary Award, as well as the Prince William Chamber’s 2023 Community Outreach Award for Todos Supermarkets.

The Jacquemin Family Foundation, led by John and Tracie Jacquemin, has supported charitable causes across Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington region since its establishment in 1997. In 2022, the Hylton Performing Arts Center named its large rehearsal hall in the Education and Rehearsal Wing in honor of the Jacquemin Family Foundation, signaling their transformational support for the Center’s artistic work and endowment. In addition to their longtime relationship with the Hylton Performing Arts Center, the Jacquemin Family Foundation provides essential support for George Mason University students, including an Education Abroad scholarship and a doctoral research fellowship for the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation.

Individual Gala tickets are available for $300 per person—a limited number of table sponsorships are still available and can be purchased on the Hylton Center website. For more information about Gala tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Jacqueline Connor at 703-993-7150,, or visit the Hylton Center website. The Presenting Sponsor for the 13th Anniversary Gala is Compton & Duling, L.C.

About the Hylton Performing Arts Center
Dedicated to bringing a world-class performing arts venue to the Prince William region, the Hylton Performing Arts Center grew out of a partnership involving Prince William County, George Mason University, City of Manassas, Commonwealth of Virginia, and individuals and businesses in the private sector.

Soaring more than nine stories and a mix of copper, glass, and masonry, the 102,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, and university-related activities. The Hylton Center Education and Rehearsal Wing opened in December 2019.

This added 17,000 square feet of space for rehearsals, classes, and performances, and allows artists and arts educators to fully facilitate the entire life-cycle of artistic creation. A Mason Arts venue, the Hylton Performing Arts Center is managed by Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. It is the only building of its kind in the area.

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