Research Center Benefits from Business Support

Posted: October 11, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A consortium of area business leaders has committed more than $600,000 to the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis to expand its research on issues relating to the current and future growth of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region.

Leading this support is Dwight Schar, chairman and chief executive officer of NVR Inc., who recently funded a faculty chair now held by Stephen Fuller, the center’s director. Other contributors include Giuseppe Cecchi, president and chief executive officer, The IDI Group Cos.; John Hazel Jr., partner, Reed Smith LLP; William Hazel, chairman of the board, William A. Hazel Inc.; Michael Kahn, president, Michael Kahn and Associates LC; and John Toups, retired president and chief executive officer, Litton PRC Inc.

Faculty research and project support is one of the top priorities of The Campaign for George Mason University, which seeks to raise over $110 million in private support by June 2005. To date, $85 million has been raised. Sidney Dewberry, chairman of The Dewberry Cos., chairs the campaign.

“Giving faculty the resources needed to advance innovative research and analysis is just one of many ways that George Mason is helping the region,” says Dewberry. “The business community recognizes that George Mason is a valuable partner and resource.”

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