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Exciting news from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund.
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$500,000 Challenge Grant given to
The Statue Fund by New York Life Insurance Company

New York Life has offered to match donations to The Statue Fund, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000. This extraordinary opportunity derives from New York Life's commitment to diversity and its rich history with Susan B. Anthony. In addition to Anthony's father, brother and brother-in-law all being New York Life insurance agents, Anthony used the cash value of her own insurance policy to secure admittance for the first women to attend the University of Rochester. 
 
The Statue Fund is extremely grateful to the New York Life Insurance Company for its generous Challenge Grant and for recognizing the importance of Women's History. In order for the Fund to be awarded the full $500,000, we must raise that amount by the end of 2018. Please consider donating to the Fund now through our website,
monumentalwomen.org, or by sending a contribution to our mailing address: Post Office Box 150-074, Van Brunt Station, Brooklyn, NY 11215. We appreciate your help!


Firm of Beyer Blinder Bell Hired to Manage Statue Project
We are pleased to announce that the highly respected architectural firm of Beyer Blinder Belle has been selected to manage the statue project. The Statue Fund looks forward to working with Susan Baggs, Project Manager, and Richard Southwick, Director of Historic Preservation, as we focus on the goal of unveiling the finished monument in Central Park on August 26, 2020.

RFQ/RFP Release Date Set for Statue Design Competition
November 6, 2017 has been designated as the date the Statue Fund's Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals will be released so that sculptors may enter the Design Competition for the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument. November 6th marks the Centennial anniversary of the 1917 New York State referendum that adopted Votes For Women. Interested sculptors may sign up now at 
monumentalwomen.org to receive a copy of the document once it is released. 
Recent press
MetroFocus-PBS April 6, 2017
Sexism in Central Park?

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TIME for Kids March 2017
Where are the Women?
CNN March 8, 2017
Where are the women? New effort to give them just due on monuments, street names

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WYSK February 21, 2017
Public Service Announcement for the Statue Fund
NY1 January 11, 2017
Girl Scouts Make Push to Erect Suffragette Statues in Central Park

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Thank you to our supporters!

We certainly appreciate your good wishes, encouraging messages, volunteer activities, and contributions. Here are some recent examples of the support the Monumental Women campaign has received.
Celebrating the $500,000 Challenge Grant from New York Life Insurance Company on Feb. 15th, Susan B. Anthony's Birthday. (From left to right) Heather Nesle, President of the New York Life Foundation; Coline Jenkins, Great, Great, Granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Pam Elam, President of the Stanton and Anthony Statue Fund; and Rosie Rios, former Treasurer of the United States. Photo by Terence McKenna.
We are so grateful to Girl Scout Troop 3484 and Troop Leaders Bridget Small and Gina Sohn for all their support of our "Monumental Women" campaign. Thank you for donating $1,920 of your cookie money to The Statue Fund and for all the wonderful publicity your efforts have gained for the cause. Photo by Verena Dobnik/AP.
Our sincere thanks to the third-grade students at Brooklyn's Mary McDowell Friends School for helping The Statue Fund raise money through their fabulous "Monumental Women" Bake Sale and Statue Exhibit. Thanks also to Maggie Yolen and other teachers and parents who helped organize the fundraiser. Photo by Mary McDowell Friends School.
Thank you Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, for approving the Capital Funds grant application by Statue Fund President Pam Elam.  We are extremely grateful for your steadfast support and advocacy for The Statue Fund.
Our deep appreciation to Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal for awarding The Statue Fund a Member Item grant and for coordinating a wonderful support letter for the statue project signed by all the women members of the New York City Council.
A note from our President

Thank you for helping The Statue Fund break the bronze ceiling to create the first statue of real women in the 164-year history of NYC's Central Park, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument. For me this project is all about rethinking the past and reshaping the future. You may well wonder how we can do that with one statue. And the answer is that it's not just about one statue of two figures with the names of many others incorporated in the design—it's about a movement. It's about the largest nonviolent revolution in the history of this nation when over half the population was enfranchised. It's an instant history lesson. It's an examination of how social change comes about. It's learning from the past to do a better job of fighting for equality and justice in the future. It's challenging municipalities all across this nation and this world to honor all the people who made those cities great by including tributes to women and people of color in their public spaces. But most of all, it's about completing the journeys toward justice of the valiant women who came before us and achieving the full equality for women that they were denied. It's about the incredible power of moving history forward.
 
No one can expect that one statue will meet all the needs and desires of so many people who have been waiting so long for it, but our statue project represents a long-overdue beginning. The timing is right as we get ready to celebrate the National Woman Suffrage Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Susan B. Anthony, both in 2020. We hope that our effort will encourage others around the country and around the world to honor the women who inspire them in whatever ways they feel appropriate. Together, let's make people aware of a history that fully, fairly, and finally includes the vast and varied roles women have played in it.

—Pam Elam,
President of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund Inc.

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The Statue Fund is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, tax-exempt on both federal and state levels, as well as a registered charity. All contributions are tax deductible. #MonumentalWomen is a campaign of The Statue Fund to raise awareness of the importance of Women's History.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, Inc.
Post Office Box 150-074, Van Brunt Station, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 347.224.8976
www.monumentalwomen.org

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