Fundraising Event

2019 Folly Garden Party

Eat, Drink, & Be Jolly for the Folly!

For the fifth year in a row, the Folly has celebrated summer with the Eat, Drink, & Be Jolly for the Folly! – An annual garden party fundraiser for the Folly. Hosted at the historic, Hyde Park home of Brian Williams, Folly Development Director, guests enjoyed summery cocktails and picnic fare, including fried chicken and pasta salad by Annie’s Catering. All the while nestled in the garden of Brian Williams’ with fresh floral arrangements provided by Gregory’s Fine Florals and live music by students from the UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance.

The event grossed over $50,000 towards the Folly’s general operations, jazz series, and kids’ series!

Interested in being a part of the 2020 Folly Garden Party?

Contact Brian Williams at or 816-768-6886 to learn more about sponsorship of the Folly Garden Party!