Kathy McKay

Jim McKay Chevrolet is Proud of Our Meaningful Relationship with George Mason University and the Local Community

Community involvement is something that we take tremendous pride in here at Jim McKay Chevrolet, as the importance of trying to make a difference in every way possible cannot be understated. The history of the McKay family, from founding owner Jim McKay down to our current president Kathy McKay, in relation to George Mason University is one example of a meaningful community relationship that has spanned over many years and affected a lot of people in a positive way.


Kathy McKay's Long-Tenured History with Her Hometown College

Involved with George Mason University since 1996 as her local hometown school, Kathy has enjoyed direct contact with both the university and athletic programs. George Mason is located just a mile from here home and from Jim McKay Chevrolet! Attending all of the men's and women's basketball games as an avid fan, with Kathy's daughter sharing that same passion for basketball since a young age and even attending Final Fours in different cities to this day, her involvement and admiration for the school spirit and pride of GMU is apparent to all.

As a highly recognized donor, consistently involved in university events and sponsorships, Kathy was granted the honor of having a practice facility at the school named after her. K. McKay Court was established in 2017, and serves as a tremendous pride point for the McKay family and the school they have both admired and supported for decades.

George Mason University Honors "Smilin Jim" McKay

The McKay relationship with George Mason University spans long before Kathy's involvement, however, as the founding owner of Jim McKay Chevrolet Inc., James R. "Smilin Jim" McKay, has long been committed to community service and involvement in the area. His thoughtful dedication to the success of the university was recognized in 2002, with the George Mason Natatorium named after him shortly following his passing.

Here at Jim McKay Chevrolet, we are proud of our storied relationship with George Mason University, along with the rest of the local community. We will continue to sponsor events, contribute donations and volunteer for George Mason programs and local community gatherings, as these relationships mean the world to our team.