Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony Statue Fund Inc

Monumental Women - help break the bronze ceiling

aka Monumental Women

Brooklyn, NY

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

2015

President

Pam Elam

Main Address

PO Box 150074 Van Brunt Station

Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA

Keywords

civics,art,history,advocacy,statue,park,sufragist,voter rights

EIN

47-2024154

 Number

7171637300

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The Statue Fund is dedicated to: Pay tribute to Stanton, Anthony, and the many others who helped advance the cause of woman suffrage during the 72-year Votes for Women campaign (1848 – 1920). Dedicate the statue on the centenary of woman suffrage in August, 2020, located on the mall in New York’s Central Park, which 42 million people visit each year. Create an ongoing educational campaign about the movement, on site, and at the New York Historical Society.

Our programs

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

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The Statue

Statue Educational Fund

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Received approval from the Parks Department to donate the first public statue in Central Park in nearly 60 years, the first ever to honor real women - we conducted a juried design competition, which attracted 91 applicants, from whom one artist has been selected to create and construct the Statue for Central Park. The Statue Fund will then mount, landscape and endow the maintenance of the statue. Our site has been approved - the statue will be located at the northwest corner of Literary Walk, which forms the southern end of the Mall, in the heart of Central Park. The Mall is the widest pedestrian path in the Park. It extends a quarter mile and ends at Bethesda Terrace. We are now on schedule to complete fabrication of the statue in bronze by June 2020 and installation on site in Central Park by mid-August where we will celebrate the public unveiling.

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, The Gap and Johnnie Walker & Sons. But it is the countless smaller gifts from individuals, foundations and philanthropists alike that have helped us.

Since receiving our site designation from the NYC Parks Department, our next milestone will be when we reach our first fiscal goal of $1.5M which will get us through the Statue's erection and maintenance endowment (phase 1). The second phase will be the additional funding required to create an educational curriculum and ongoing events to accompany the statue's dedication and beyond. We also intend to share best practices and the toolkits that we help to develop through our process and provide support for other like-minded efforts across the country.

We have: Received approval from the Parks Department to donate the first public statue in Central Park in nearly 60 years, the first ever to honor real women. Conducted a juried design competition, which attracted 91 applicants, from whom four finalists have been selected. The winner was announced on July 19, 2018 - sculptor, Meredith Bergmann. Received final approval from the NYS Public Design Commission for the statue design. Raised $1.5 million towards a $1.5 million budget to create, erect and endow the maintenance of the statue through our own 501(c) 3 organization, completing phase I of our project. We are now raising funds for phase II - our educational program. Have begun discussions with the New-York Historical Society to create an educational curriculum and events to accompany the statue dedication.

How We Listen

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

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), community meetings/town halls, suggestion box/email.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to inform the development of new programs/projects, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: our board, our funders, our community partners.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: we don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback.
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.

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony Statue Fund Inc

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender Identity
Female

Race & Ethnicity

Other

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity Strategies

Last updated: 12/11/2019

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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

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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.