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George and Susan Colby

George Colby endowed a scholarship in memory of his wife, Susan, for an outstanding student musician who performs with the UMW Philharmonic. Susan and George Colby retired to the Lake of the Woods in 2002 after fulfilling careers, George with Mobil Oil Corporation and Susan with the Fairfax County Community Services Board where she advocated for families with special needs children. The couple met while in college at the University of New Hampshire and married in 1966. They raised their family in New England, New York, and Virginia. Their two daughters and five grandchildren reside in Virginia and Colorado. George and Susan enjoyed many social activities in the Fredericksburg area and most especially enjoyed attending UMW Philharmonic concerts. When Susan became ill, she and George made the decision to establish this scholarship. Susan passed away in 2017. It is her legacy, her belief in the power of music, and her hope for the future, that this scholarship was created. Photo: Susan Colby, Johnson Funeral Home
Scholarships associated with George and Susan Colby
  • Susan and George Colby Philharmonic Scholarship