The Hazel Family Legacy

The Hazel Family Legacy

The Hazel family has been instrumental in growing and strengthening Fairfax County into one of the country’s most successful suburban communities. 

 

John Tilghman “Til” Hazel, Jr. passed away on March 15, 2022. Til was well known for his development of major retail, commercial, and residential areas in Tysons and throughout Fairfax County. Til was also a strong supporter of George Mason University. Anne Hazel, his wife of 25 years, passed away on December 18, 2021. 

 

As a couple, they made arts and culture one of their philanthropic priorities. They both served on the Board of the Directors of The Corcoran Gallery of Art and as Honorary Board Members of ArtsFairfax. Anne also served on the Advisory Board of Gunston Hall.

 

Marion “Jinx” Hazel, Til’s first wife who passed away in 1995, was also an ardent supporter and advocate of the arts in Fairfax County, especially music and theater. She served as the former Board Chairman of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She received the Northern Virginia Community Foundation’s Founders Award. In 1997, ArtsFairfax created the Jinx Hazel Award in her honor. It is our highest annual award recognizing an individual or organization whose vision and commitment has helped shape the cultural life of Fairfax County.

 

“I will be forever grateful to Til, Anne, and Jinx for their support and commitment to all those endeavoring to make the world a more beautiful place.”

– Shelly Hazel, ArtsFairfax Board Chair

 

We are indebted to the Til Hazel family for their lifelong commitment to the visual and performing arts in Fairfax County and the greater Washington metropolitan area. Their far-reaching leadership and passion solidified the importance of the arts in our community.

 

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Til and Anne Hazel to further the arts and the work of ArtsFairfax, please click here.

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