Kathy McKay

Jim McKay Chevrolet is Proud of Our Meaningful Relationship with 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 school, Kathy has enjoyed direct contact with both the university and athletic programs. George Mason is located just a mile from her 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 the founding owner of Jim McKay Chevrolet Inc., James R. "Smilin Jim" McKay, had long been committed to community service and involvement in the Northern Virginia area. His thoughtful donations and dedication to the success of the university was recognized in 2002, with the George Mason Natatorium named after him shortly following his passing.

Jim McKay Chevrolet is 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.



"As a local charity we are deeply grateful to our corporate partners and faith community partners and never more so than when one of our vans broke down during a Hypothermia Prevention run. The brakes had failed and luckily no one was injured, it just meant that we would need to have the van fixed and have a van to use in the mean time. Centerpointe Church stepped up to loan us a van and Kathy McKay and her incredible team at Jim McKay Chevrolet were able to drop everything to tow the van to their garage and get working on it. Our blue van is an old one and had been very generously donated by Jim McKay Chevrolet. We were a bit worried about the repairs and how expensive they might be.

We got the call this morning that the van was ready, the side damage was fixed, the maintenance was done and the brakes were repaired...all as a GIFT from Kathy McKay and Jim McKay Chevrolet!!! There were happy tears when we arrived to see our van looking shiny and ready to help us save lives during this bitterly cold winter. So a HUGE FACETS thank you to Jim McKay Chevrolet and to Centerpointe Church, we are deeply grateful for your incredible support. In the photos you'll see how damaged the van was, how shiny it looks now and Kathy McKay (on the right) and FACETS Development Director Brenda Dushko beaming over her generosity!" -Facets, January 3, 2018

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