Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony Statue Fund Inc

Monumental Women - help break the bronze ceiling

aka Monumental Women   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  https://monumentalwomen.org/

Mission

PLANNING AND OUTREACH, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NYC PARKS DEPARTMENT, TO DESIGN, COMMISSION & CREATE AND TO ENDOW THE STATUE(s) OF ELIZABETH CADY STANTON, SUSAN BE ANTHONY AND SOJOURNER TRUTH WITHIN THE CONFINES OF CENTRAL PARK TO HELP PROMOTE THE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMEN IN GENERAL, AND THESE THREE SPECIFICALLY, TO THE BENEFIT OF SOCIETY AT LARGE.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Pam Elam

Main address

PO Box 150074 Van Brunt Station

Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA

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EIN

47-2024154

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Statue Fund, more commonly known as Monumental Women, is dedicated to: Pay tribute to women's rights pioneers. We started with a statue to honor Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth & Susan B Anthony, and plan to honor the many others who helped advance the many causes of woman's rights. In August of 2020 we dedicated a statue honoring some of the women whose Votes for Women Campaign (1848 - 1920) led the suffrage movement, on the mall in New York City’s Central Park, which 42 million people visit each year. (Phase I - complete) We are creating an ongoing educational campaign about this movement among others led by important women in our nation's history. (Phase II - infancy)

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Statue

To design, erect and endow for eternity, a statue to promote the important contributions of women in our society.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

Educational Program to benefit secondary schools and college programs on the historical contributions of women to society.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Statue, our first project (Phase I - completed) - the installation of the Women's Rights Pioneers Statue was dedicated and gifted to the people of New York, on site in Central Park where we celebrated the public unveiling August 26, 2020 [100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment].

With that 'first' success behind us, we are creating an ongoing educational campaign about this and other movements led by important women in our nation's history. (Phase II - infancy). Writing all women back into the historical record through an inclusive education campaign in partnerships with museums and libraries.

One of the first programs we started was an art & history project titled "Put Her On a Pedestal" for young students through the New York City Schools.

One small part of our education program included short-format documentaries to be accessible when viewing the statue via the Talking Statues App for iPhone & Android devices. This allows those looking at the statue to scan QR code to listen to transcriptions and translations of the sculptor’s video, and brief histories of the featured suffragists and our organization as narrated by Jane Alexander, Viola Davis, America Ferrara, Rita Moreno, Zoe Saldana and Meryl Streep. We hope to use this technology with other statues, monuments and historical sites.

Using the lessons learned in our first seven years as we worked on the Central Park Statue, we have developed a program challenging U.S. municipalities to recognize and honor the contributions of all women and people of color with tributes in their public spaces. (Phase III - introduction)

Continue to reach out to various individual and foundation funders as well as continue to develop commercial joint ventures with various American companies whose product(s) and/or corporate histories are positively linked to women's causes and foster the advancement of women in culture, education, commerce.

We have a very active Board of Directors whose dedication and resources have drawn on their collective experience in government, finance and insurance, media and entertainment as well as industry to bring in substantial matching gifts from New York Life, The Ford Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, American Express Foundation, Morgan Stanley, The Gap and Johnnie Walker & Sons. But it is the countless smaller gifts from individuals, private foundations and philanthropists alike that have helped us.

We have:

Raised $1.6 million towards to create, erect and endow the maintenance of the Women's Rights Pioneers Monument through our own 501(c) 3 organization, completing Phase I of our project in a dedication ceremony on August 26, 2020 in NYC's Central Park. [see the dedication ceremony @ https://youtu.be/bwUNycS5oHs

We are now raising funds for Phase II - our educational program and Phase III - our municipal challenge. Our preliminary 3-year budget for both phases is currently $500K. We do not yet have a corporate sponsor lined up.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Input and feedback from several community boards and the Public Design Commission on inclusion and design features with the Statue project.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony Statue Fund Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/17/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Pam Elam

Myriam Miedzian

Coline Jenkins

Gary Ferdman

Christine Cronin

Heather Nesle

Ellen Chesler

David Spaulding

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/17/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/11/2019

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.