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. 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! Enjoy live music while trying unlimited samples of Virginia’s finest brews and wine. Festivities also include open cornhole play and other games for a chance to win prizes. (Additional fees for games; all proceeds benefit Maymont). Food and dessert will be available for purchase from local vendors. Participants must be 21 years old or older. Dooley Noted Society members receive a discount. Check back soon for details about participating vendors! Special thanks to sponsors Capstone Financial Partners, Shurm Homes, Williams Mullen, and Cawthorn, Deskevich, & Gavin

DNS Board Members

Carolyn Aiken, Chair
Allison Vanderberg, Vice Chair
Erin Sutton, Past Chair

Keith Austin
Mary Beall
Michelle Bowen
Kelly Brightwell
Kelly Bundy
Cheyenne Burnham
Casey Coleman
Christy Counts
Brennan Crowder
Jim Driggs
Jonathan Fisher
Brandon Ferrell
Alexis Fisher-Rizk
Noopur Garg
David Gustin
Nat Holland
Martina James
Chelsey Marx
Richard Massony
Melody Mickens
Luke Mitchell
Stephanie Mitchell
Michelle Orton
Shelby Pritchett
Beth Sawyer
Robin Seagraves
Brendan Staley
Kristin St. Mars
Brittany West

For more information, email the Dooley Noted Society Board.

Become a DNS Member

The Dooley Noted Society is one of several membership levels offered. Visit our membership page to join Maymont and become a DNS member.