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 14, 6:30-10:30pm, Nature Center
Put on your favorite flapper dress, practice your foxtrot, and turn up the jazz! It’s going to be “The Cat’s Meow: a Roaring 1920s Evening” at the 7th annual Call of the Wild Auction, presented by the Dooley Noted Society. Guests will celebrate Maymont’s history and animals while enjoying a lively evening with music, great food and amazing items up for bid during this auction to benefit Maymont. The event kicks off with an open bar reception and silent auction, followed by a live auction. Must be 21 years or older. For information and ticket sales, call 804-358-7166, ext. 313.


Friday, September 23, 7-10:30pm, Carriage House Lawn
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