About the Statue Fund

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, Inc. (the Statue Fund) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to placing the first statue honoring women’s history in New York City’s Central Park.

With support from the New York City Parks Department and the Central Park Conservancy, our statue site will be on the northwest corner of the Literary Walk portion of The Mall, the widest pedestrian path in Central Park. We are currently in the process of commissioning and endowing the monument, which will honor Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and other pioneers in the battle for women’s right to vote and the larger movement for women’s rights.

The statue's strategic location in the heart of Central Park, within walking distance of the New York Historical Society as well as other museums and tourist attractions, will ensure that many of Central Park’s 42 million annual visitors become more aware of women’s contributions to our shared history.

We invite you to join our campaign—by helping us raise the $1.5 million needed to commission, install, and maintain the statue, by spreading the word through social media, or even by submitting a proposal to design this historic monument. Together, we can bring monumental women to Central Park for the first time.

 

Board of Directors

Learn more about The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund Board of Directors.

Meet our Board of Directors

 

Press Release

November 06, 2017
NYC Parks and the Stanton and Anthony Statue Fund Dedicate Future Site for the “Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument”.

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Endorsers

The Statue Fund is honored to have many supporters representing a wide variety of areas and interests. Here are a few of them.

 

Credits  | Contact

The Statue Fund is grateful to Diana Wege and The Wege Foundation for the generous grant that made the creation of this website possible.

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

Email us at:
info@monumentalwomen.org

 

The U.S. Woman Suffrage Movement, In Brief

It took 72 years of fierce struggle for American women to win the right to vote, from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention to the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. As Carrie Chapman Catt wrote: “It was a continuous, seemingly endless, chain of activity. Young suffragists who helped forge the last links of that chain were not born when it began. Old suffragists who forged the first links were dead when it ended." We wish to honor all these women and the movement they represented. Few people know the complete, complicated, compelling story. Alice Paul once said that "freedom comes not as a gift but as a triumph.” The Statue Fund plans to develop educational materials to tell the triumphant story of woman suffrage to accompany the unveiling of the monument.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Rose Schneiderman
Rose Schneiderman
Rose Schneiderman
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Carrie Chapmann Catt, Mary Garrett Hay
Carrie Chapmann Catt, Mary Garrett Hay
Carrie Chapmann Catt
Mary Garrett Hay
Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells
Inez Milholland
Inez Milholland
Inez Milholland
Mary Church Terrell
Mary Church Terrell
Mary Church Terrell
Alice Paul
Alice Paul
Alice Paul
Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone
Lucy Burns
Lucy Burns
Lucy Burns