ARTS by George!

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Saturday, September 30, 2023, 5:00-11:00 p.m.

Save the date for the annual ARTS by George! on Saturday, September 30, 2023! This annual benefit event supports student scholarships at George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Mason Community Arts AcademyGreen Machine Ensembles, and the Great Performances at Mason season at the Center for the Arts.

ARTS by George! has raised more than $2 million since it began in 2006. The evening begins by showcasing the remarkable talents of Mason students amid an array of spectacular food and beverages, and culminates with an exciting headliner performance in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Renée Elise Goldsberry
Featuring Renée Elise Goldsberry in Concert

Tony-, GRAMMY-, and Emmy Award-winning star of stage and screen Renée Elise Goldsberry takes centerstage as the 2023 ARTS by George! headliner in a dazzling concert featuring Broadway hits and American songbook classics. “A sparkplug of musical wit and vitality” (The New York Times), Goldsberry is best known for her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton. As a member of the original cast, she also received a GRAMMY Award when the original cast album won Best Musical Theater Album in 2016, featuring her show-stopping rendition of “Satisfied.” In addition to her Broadway appearances in The Color Purple, Lion King, and Rent, audiences will also recognize Goldsberry for her many television roles on shows including ABC’s One Life to Live, CBS’s The Good Wife, Peacock’s Girls5eva, and Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. There is no doubt this performance will leave you more than “satisfied” with Goldsberry’s “commanding power, laced with vulnerability” (Houstonian).

Green Machine at Arts by George

The 8th Green Machine Regiment Band playing at ARTS by George! 2022

ARTS by George! Sponsors

as of Sept. 19, 2023

Presenting Sponsor

Sandy Spring Bank

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Executive Producer

Steven Golsch
Carolyn Peterson and the Peterson Family Foundation
Robert K. Purks


John and Annie Bolger
The Carney Foundation
George Mason University College of Engineering and Computing

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Haynes Boone and Val McWhorter

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Nancy Jean-Louis
Chap and Sharon Petersen

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Dr. Rick Davis and Ms. Julie Thompson



George Mason University Foundation

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Matthew Morris and Shelby Olson
Rick and Phoebe Peterson
Richard W. Averill Foundation
Mary and Ed Zigo


Helen and Bill Ackerman
Art Fraud Insights, LLC

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Leroy R. Barnes, Jr.
Linda Beckman
Vanessa Blair-Lewis
Blankingship & Keith PC

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Dianne and Gerard Blais and Mack and Paulette Miller
Jerry Bridges and Sally Turner
Pat and Pat Carroll and Rob and Ida Portland
Lavern Chatman
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia/John and Nina Toups Charitable Fund 
Dr. Bernadette Dunham and Dr. Raymond Petryshn
Dr. Kimberly Eby and Dr. José Cortina
Rose Mary Flores Troche
George Mason University Athletics/Patriots Club

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Gardner and Stevie Gillespie
Glory Days Grill

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Joyce Goche-Grimes
Molly Grimsley
Arthur and Linda Hamerschlag
Linda and Harlan Harber
Shirley Joyce
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Kanyan
Clara and John Kelly
Linda and Buford Lewis
So J. Lim
Limelight Insights by Shugoll

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Lockton Companies

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Kimberly Macedo
John and Margaret McMichael
Vince and Carolyn Modugno
Susan and Jim Murphy
Jay and Sally O’Brien
Don and Sonja Palomaki and Bob and Pat Warakomsky
Pure Barre Fairfax

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Roberta Roumel
Dr. Victoria N. Salmon and Mr. John J. Salmon
Jay Speer and Donn Smith
Dr. Peter N. Stearns and Ms. Donna L. Kidd
Annabelle and David Stone
Leslie Thornton
Van Metre Companies

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Virginia American Water

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Maura and Ed Weiner
George and Marty Whipple
Workhouse Arts Center

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