In 2010, the Foundation Board set aside $200,000 as the initial funding for a memorial program to honor John McNeill's many years of service to the Foundation, and to the Maysville community.  The John W. McNeill, III Music Series Fund provides finanical assistance to bring musical performances to Maysville, exposing the community to a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, bluegrass, folk, pop, spiritual, and classical.  The Foundation is aided by a committee composed of community leaders in the arts to select and schedule the performers, and The Maysville Players to organize and conduct the events.

The keystone concert of each event year has been a performance by a finalist in the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition.  A truly unique opportunity for a town the size of Maysville, this concert features talented pianists that normally perform only in the most prestigious concert halls around the world. 

In addition to the Liszt piano event, annual performances regularly include a concert of spiritual music, showcasing local musicians and singers. 
The John W. McNeill, III Music Series Fund provides the Maysville community with funding for a variety of musical performances. 


In late December, 2009, the Maysville area lost one of its strongest supporters with the untimely passing of John W. McNeill, III.  An attorney, past Circuit Court judge, civic leader, and talented musician at the organ and piano, John McNeill was also a member of the Hayswood Foundation
Board of Directors at the time of his death.  John had been instrumental in the early formation of the Foundation, as well as its development over the years, having served as a director for many years, and having filled many officer positions. John's guidance was a key factor in the creation of the Foundation's first, and largest, scholarship program: the G. L. & Elsie H. Downing Scholarship.






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Hayswood Foundation, Inc.
1 W. McDonald Parkway, Suite 3A, Maysville, Ky. 41056
Phone:  (606) 563-9333    Fax:  (606) 563-9444
John W. McNeill, III
John W. McNeill, III
1941 - 2009