Dooley Noted Society

The Dooley Noted Society is Maymont’s young professionals group with a mission to cultivate support for Maymont through volunteer, social and fundraising activities. The society was formed in July 1998 when a small group of young benefactors came together as “The Young Group.” They soon were hosting a series of banquets, wine tastings, and themed parties. Showing their playful side, they settled on their current play-on-words name in February 1999. Since then, the fun-loving group has grown in membership and scope, presenting a variety of seasonal events to showcase Maymont, raise funds and build community support. Members also participate in and recruit for volunteer activities at the estate and host “Mingle with Maymont” socials at local restaurants throughout the year. View a list of current board members and connect with the Dooley Noted Society on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

Annual Events


Saturday, May 6, 4:30-8:30pm, Nature Center
Saddle up for an evening of unbridled fun as we bring the Kentucky Derby to Maymont during the Dooley Noted Society’s 8th annual Call of the Wild auction. Wear your derby best, place your bets during our live and silent auctions, and enjoy an open bar and great food during this event to benefit Maymont. Must be 21 years or older. For information and ticket sales, call 804-358-7166, ext. 313.

Special thanks to sponsors Virginia Farm Bureau, Aiken, Garg, Massony, Mickens, & Staley, Bellatrix Consulting Group, LLC, Ellwood Thompson’s, Hirschler Fleischer, Markel Corporation, Shurm Homes, and Total Printing Company.


2017 Date/Time/Location TBD (information below refers to 2016 event)
Maymont’s Dooley Noted Society hosts their annual Beer & Wine Classic! Guests can try unlimited samples of Virginia’s finest brews as they enjoy live music by Jackass Flats, a Richmond bluegrass band. Festivities also include open cornhole play and other games for a chance to win prizes. (Additional fees for games; all proceeds benefit Maymont). Food will be available for purchase from Slideways Mobile Bistro and Continental Divide. Breweries on tap for this year’s event include Buskey Cider, Champion Brewing Company, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Smartmouth Brewing, Strangeways Brewing, Trapezium Brewing Company and many more! Tastings of a variety of wines will be available through private sources. Participants must be 21 years old or older. Maymont members receive a discount.

Special thanks to sponsors Capstone Financial PartnersCawthorn, Deskevich, & Gavin, P.C., Cobb TechnologiesShurm Homes, Schwarzchild Jewelers, Total Printing Company, and Williams Mullen.

Join the Dooley Noted Society

The Dooley Noted Society is one of several membership levels offered. Visit our membership page to join Maymont and become a DNS member, or subscribe to our DNS email list for information about upcoming events.

Dooley Noted Society Email List