Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

Friends of Hollywood Cemetery is a 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2007 in order to meet the cemetery's growing need for private philanthropy. Friends' primary goal is the restoration and conservation of monuments, sculptures, and ironwork within the cemetery. They handle development programs for the cemetery, community outreach efforts and cemetery events, including tours, picnics and guest speakers.

With the aid of conservation consultants, Friends of Hollywood has identified and ranked monuments and ornamentation most in need of repair and enhancement. The cemetery's current income and endowment, however, is not enough to cover all the care and conservation needed to preserve this historic site.

Hollywood depends on the generous support of donors in order to ensure the long-term care of the cemetery. These donations are essential to the preservation of this historic cemetery for future generations.


You can support the long-term care of Hollywood Cemetery through a tax-deductible donation to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery that will go towards preservation and restoration projects, as well as educational programs. 

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Planned Giving

By joining The Legacy Society of Friends of Hollywood Cemetery, you can ensure the future of Hollywood for generations to come. Your estate gift will be set aside for days when Hollywood is no longer a working cemetery, but still frequently visited. 

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2020 Contributors to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

We are indeed grateful to the following donors for their generous support of Friends. You have enabled us to raise awareness of Hollywood and to continue vital monument and fence restoration. Thank you for helping us to preserve Hollywood Cemetery for generations to come. 

- Edward M. Farley, IV
Chair, Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

Corporations, Foundations and Organizations

  • Altria Matching Gifts Program
  • Nancy B. Booker Charitable Trust
  • Ann Lee Saunders Brown Trust
  • Susan and S. Buford Scott Endowment
  • The Cabel Foundation
  • Carneal Drew Foundation
  • Chericoke Foundation
  • Elisabeth Reed Carter Charitable Trust
  • Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation
  • Colon Club of Richmond
  • Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
  • Mary Buford Best Dexter Trust
  • E. B. Duff Charitable Lead
  • Estes Foundation
  • Gray Holdings, LLC
  • Richard and Caroline T. Gwathmey Trust
  • Ada M. Harlow Trust
  • Cecil R. & Edna S. Hopkins Family Foundation
  • Hamilton Family Foundation
  • Herndon Family Foundation
  • Hollywood Cemetery Company
  • Emily S. and Coleman A. Hunter Trust
  • IBM Corporation Matching Gifts Program
  • Sue W. Massie Charitable Trust
  • Mraz Charitable Trust
  • Mutual Assurance Society of VA
  • Stanley and Dorothy Pauley Charitable Trust
  • Peachtree House Foundation
  • Anne Carter and Walter R. Robins, Jr. Foundation
  • River City Cemetarians
  • The Rock Foundation
  • Spider Management Co., LLC
  • Anne W. Taylor Trust
  • Van Yahres Tree Company
  • Weier Family Foundation
  • Windsor Foundation Trust