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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
There are several volunteer opportunities available at Hollywood Cemetery. Visit our Events Calendar for details on future volunteer opportunities.Learn More >
Officers and Directors
- Kelly Jones Wilbanks, Executive Director
- Nancy B. Rowe, Development Associate
- Edward M. Farley, IV - Chair
- David L. Gilliam - Secretary
- William R. Claiborne - Treasurer
- Mary Lynn Bayliss, PhD
- Elizabeth Rawles Cronly
- Joseph R. Herbert
- E. Bryson Powell
- Elizabeth Wilkins Talley
- Peter C. Toms