Harvey Foundation

Kathryn Harvey in the original World of Mirth location on Grace Street, 1993.

Kathryn Harvey

Kathryn Harvey created World of Mirth as an oasis of cool and kitsch in the desert of boring mainstream shopping. Customers came to the store to find funny obscure items that were not readily available anywhere else. People flocked to Kathryn for her easy smile, creativity and sharp wit. As her family grew, World of Mirth expanded to carry an array of toys for kids of all ages in Richmond, VA, and beyond, now reaching a wider audience with online shopping for everyone from infants to adults.

We carry on her vision in honor of her and her family.

The Bryan and Kathryn Harvey Family Memorial Endowment was created by their friends and family to provide music, visual art and performing arts enrichment in the greater Richmond area. To learn more about the Harvey Family Memorial Endowment or to contribute to this fund, please go here.