Japanese Garden Waterfall Bridge

Donations & Sponsorships

Maymont depends on your generosity to maintain its splendor.

Thank you for your interest in Maymont’s donation and sponsorship opportunities.

Maymont has played a major role in the Richmond community for more than a century – first as the home of prominent businessman James Dooley and his wife, Sallie, from 1893 to 1925. Bequeathed by the Dooleys for the “use and pleasure” of Richmond-area citizens, Maymont's grounds are now open to public year-round.

Maymont has a limited general endowment and no general admission fee to visit the grounds. (There is a small fee to visit the Nature Center.) Yet its annual operating budget is more than $3 million. So your contribution really does make a difference. It is only with your help that the Maymont Foundation can continue to maintain and preserve this American estate and offer educational programs, tours, exhibits, special events and an extraordinary experience to all of our visitors.

Please lend your support today!

Annual Fund Donations

Your donation to the annual fund supports the general operational needs of Maymont. Donors whose gifts to the annual fund total $1,000 or more are recognized as members of the Peacock Society. Peacock Society members receive special recognition and opportunities to enjoy unique events throughout the year.
Donate online
Fax or mail form 
(804-358-7166, ext. 313)


A variety of sponsorship packages are available for each of Maymont’s popular annual events, specific programs and even exhibits. Sponsorship is a cost-effective way to stretch your marketing budget and link your business to a beloved Virginia attraction. Call for details.
(804-358-7166, ext. 330)

Tree Memorials

Maymont is the perfect place to honor a loved one or mark a special occasion with the planting of a new tree on the grounds. Your gift helps the Maymont horticulture department maintain and expand the beautiful arboretum first planted when the Dooleys lived here.
Donate online     
Fax or mail form  
(804-358-7166, ext. 326)

Engraved Pavers

Show your support for Maymont with an engraved paver, customized with your own personal message. Pavers offer a unique and long-lasting way to celebrate a special event in your life, promote your business or memorialize a loved one, and they also make great gifts for friends and family. Maymont's pavers are located at the entryway of the Robins Nature & Visitor Center and are seen by thousands of visitors each year. To make an order by phone or inquire about available positions, call 804-358-7166, ext. 313.
All proceeds from the sale of pavers benefit Maymont’s Adopt an Animal program.

Standard Paver: 7.5 x 15 inches / $300
15 characters per line (includes spaces, punctuation and symbols; two line maximum)

Large Paver: 15 x 30 inches / $1,000
30 characters per line (includes spaces, punctuation and symbols; five line maximum)

Maymont Council

Become a member of the Maymont Council to help with ongoing conservation and preservation projects in the mansion and throughout the historic estate. Click here for more information.

Adopt an Animal

Adopt one of Maymont’s furry, finned or feathered friends and you’ll be helping to feed and care for them all! Click here to learn how you can adopt one of Maymont's animals.