About the Memorial Follies
Memorial Hospital "Follies" is a Broadway-style show and fundraiser, The Follies showcases local community and hospital talent. The funds raised from the Follies will benefit Memorial's campaign for healthier children in the Yakima Valley.
"The Follies is a community tradition dating back decades, and Memorial is excited to continue the tradition for new generations to enjoy. We are extremely proud to have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local healthcare programs and services."
The Follies started in 1990, when Mrs. Bill Robertson said "let's bring the Follies to Yakima." Since that first event, the Follies has continued to impact our community by raising funds and awareness for Children's Village, Memorial's NICU, and various other healthcare services.
What are the Follies?
Follies started back in 1990 where the first time we introduced the idea for Children's Village to the community. Since then Follies has taken on many different causes and feels, and we are proud to be doing a Follies that will benefit the children's healthcare programs here in Yakima.
The 2013 Follies was a fundraiser for the pediatric healthcare services that Memorial provides to the community and we have added new multimedia aspects to the show to feature these great services.
Follies relies on corporate sponsors and community giving, but above all ticket sales to make the show a huge success. We encourage you to ask neighbors, friends, and family to buy tickets to the show. (There is nothing more exciting in the theatre world than performing to a sold out theatre.) We ask for your help in marketing Follies around the valley.
The Follies are about fun! As Director Jaime Donegan so eloquently puts it, "this is a place for adults to play!" This is the time you can relax, make friends, and have a good time.
Director, Jaime Donegan
Renowned director Jaime Donegan returns to Yakima to produce and direct his seventh consecutive Follies. Jaime Donegan Productions has a national reputation for working with charity organizations and has raised more than $18 million in 38 states.
The Follies is made possible with the contributions of our corporate partners. From monetary donations to donations of goods and services, our sponsors help us put on the event of the year. To learn how to be a part of the Sponsorship Team, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mark Myers at 509-249-5268.