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Estes Park Women's Monument Project

Welcome to the Estes Park Women's Monument project Home Page!

 

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The intent of the Estes Park Women’s Monument project is to raise $100,000 to create and install a significant monument to honor the historical women of Estes Park in a prominent downtown location. The basic concept of the monument is for a life-size representational bronze statue of a historical Estes Park Woman (Eleanor Hondius) along with her story. In addition, the artwork will contain the stories of multiple other historical women of Estes Park and some associated stone elements. The monument will be installed in a prominent, park-like setting in downtown Estes Park. This project is supported by the Town of Estes Park and is being championed by the Parks Advisory Board (PAB). In addition, the Town has donated the land required for this important monument.  The project has partnered with the Art Center of Estes Park and is being run as a sub-project of the Art Center to garner its non-profit status. The fundraising effort has broad public support, but it’s a grassroots effort so it will only happen if we achieve our fundraising goals. You can help!

This project keeps Estes Park on the forefront of current public art projects with its unique focus on the historical women of Estes Park. There are not many communities in the USA that have commissioned public art specifically recognizing women. There are so many women who helped shape the Estes Park that we know and love today. What better way to celebrate our history and give to our future than to be a part of this exciting project and help add a new significant piece of public art that honors the Historic Women of Estes Park. We are currently on track for an August 2021 dedication. We have raised over 50% of the needed funds already!  But we need your donation to complete our efforts.  Help us meet our goal by donating today.

Donor Recognition Levels

Platinum – $10K and up
Gold – $1K up to $9999
Silver - $100 up to $999
Supporter - $1 up to $99

The Platinum and Gold level donors will be recognized (if they desire) in the local newspapers and on a bronze plaque that will be installed near the monument. The Silver level donors will be recognized (if they desire) in the local newspapers. Supporter level donors will be randomly recognized (if they desire) in the local newspapers. All donors (regardless of level of donation) will be thanked via a “thank you” note for their donation. All donors will receive a receipt of their 100% tax deductible donation for tax purposes.  

The Estes Park Women's Monument project is a grassroots, community-based, all-volunteer effort that is being hosted by the Art Center of Estes Park, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  The Federal Tax Id for the hosting organization is #74-250-4613.  All donations are being held in a separate account at the Art Center of Estes Park that is solely being used for this exciting project.  There is no overhead for this project as all efforts and resources are being donated, so all donations go completely to the monument itself.  Please make donation checks payable to "Art Center of Estes Park - Women's Monument".

Be a part of the future honoring the past. Please Donate what you can to make this exciting project a reality. All donations are tax deductible. Thank You for your contribution.

Sincerely,

Ron Wilcocks, Fundraising Chair – Estes Park Women’s Monument project