Celebrating the Chief Justice's accomplishments and empowering youth to achieve their ambitions.
Vision: Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Kay McFarland’s dream was to leave a legacy gift of a world class Japanese garden in the capitol city of the state she served. Kay’s garden will be a destination filled with serenity and breath-taking views. It will offer inspiration, accommodate contemplation and serve as a venue for life changing experiences.
Legacy: Chief Justice McFarland established a living trust to help fund her dream of a world class Japanese garden. Kay’s Garden will cost $6,640,000. The Kay E. McFarland Living Trust established funds that will pay for more than 62% of the project costs and established a permanent endowment fund of to maintain the garden into perpetuity. In addition to Kay’s generous bequest, Friends of Topeka Zoo is committed to raising $2.25 million in funding to cover the remaining expenses. Total projected cost = $6.6 million. We need your help to make this project a reality.
Kay's life and accomplishments created a legacy. Her story will be told at Kay’s Garden to inspire future generations of women to aspire the same way she did.
For information on how to support Kay’s Garden, contact Zoo Director Brendan Wiley: (785)506-3797.
Thank you to the following individuals and organizations that are completing the dream:
Hinoki 会 (Cypress Group )
Tony and Jana Barry
The Honorable Brandon and Judge Lori Bichsel
Norma, Brad, Jeanette Broome
Chastain and Wiley Family
Jim Concannon and Melissa Masoner
Hurst Coffman-SAKE member
Jim and Ethel Edwards
Linda "Cricket" Elrod
Scott and Holly Fisher
For Ainsley McElroy Granddaughter of John E. McElroy and Martha Hodgesmith
Michele and Bret Falley
Dan and Monica Foltz
Nancy and Bill Griffin
Shelli Crow Johnson and Lyndon Johnson
Tyler Johnson and Michelle Butler
John F. Kerl
J. Christian And Christine Kramer
Margaret and Tighe LaRue
Larry and Ann Mah
John and Shelia McGivern
Chris and Lynette Palmer
Song-Ping & Li-Ying Lee
Ford and Catherine Ross
The Honorable Fred Six
Gerald A. Stoltenberg
Kent and Ellen Townsend
Brent and Kelly Trout
Ron and Alice Wurtz
Mark and Terry Young
Angel and Larry Zimmerman
Kasuga 会 (Lantern Group)
Bartlett and West
Coffman, DeFries & Nothern, P.A.
Conroy Contractors, Inc
Hollins 29th Street Property L.C.
Patton Law Office, LLC
Schendel Pest Control
Sowards Glass, INC
Topeka Area Water Garden Society
Zimmerman & Zimmerman, P.A.
会 = KAI, meaning "Group or Party"