OUR HISTORY, OUR RIGHT, OUR STATUE, IT'S TIME

SUFFRAGE STATUE CAMPAIGN

As part of Arizona’s celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Arizona Women’s History Alliance wants to honor the Arizona women who worked so hard for the passage of our state’s suffrage law. We have launched a Suffrage Statue Campaign to raise funds in order to place a statue of Frances Willard Munds, President of Arizona Equal Suffrage Association, in Arizona’s capitol mall in 2020.

$250,000

Needed for the Suffrage Statue

THE STATUE

Local artist Stephanie Hunter is the sculptor for the Francis Willard Munds Suffrage Statue.

Here is a sneak-peak of the statue in progress.

WHY FRANCES WILLARD MUNDS?

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She mobilized Arizona women in 1912 to fight for their right to vote.

She stood up for the women of Arizona state; let’s help her stand on Wesley Bolin Plaza.

She was elected Arizona’s first female Senator and worked for the rights of women and children.

8 years before the passage of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution she convinced 65% of Arizona’s male electorate to vote “Yes” for Arizona women’s right to vote

HELP US BREAK THE BRONZE CEILING

On April 23, 2019, Governor Doug Ducey signed HB 2183 (the Frances Munds Suffrage Memorial) into law. This means her statue can now stand on Wesley Bolin Plaza! We need you and we need to raise $250,000 for the cost of the statue.

CAMPAIGN DONORS

The following individuals, foundations, companies or organizations have made a donation to the campaigns as of March 2020:

$25,000 - $50,000

if you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us below:

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$10,000 - $24,999

Luke & Meredith Sorenson

$5,000 - $9,999

Kevin & Nancy Cummings
Melanie Sturgeon Family

$1,500 - $4,999

Business and Professional Women, AZ
Daughters of the American Revolution, AZ

Community Foundation of AZ Southern Division--Betsy Bolding

Gail Lucky
​Beverly McManus

$500 - $1,499

Jeremi Brewer
Gloria Cuadraz
Catherine May

Mary Melcher
Anna O’Leary

Heidi Osselaer
Jane Rosenbaum

$250 - $499

Arizona Community Foundation
Jana Bommersbach
Carrie Gustavson
Ocean Munds-Dry

$100 - $249

Li Mahlek Art
Betsey Bayless
Norma Jean Coulter
Jesselyn Goana
Kenneth D. Goering
Collette Hill
Suzanne Hunt
Aimee Keller
Elyse Hunt MacKenzie
Mark McOmber
Louis Mendoza
Ann Pyron
Linda W. Smith
Elizabeth Stewart
Annamaria Swatzell
Neil Urban

Under $100

David Allen
Cindy Andresen
Margaret Baker
Mary Betcher
Charles Biederman
Troy Bowman
Scott Brown
Heather Catfall
Amber Clark
Anna Connell
Paula Cullison
Christel DeLord
Breanne Fahs
Julie Faris
Kathy Gibbs

Scott Hancock
Blake Hardison
Jeffrey Harvey
John Heidenreich
Michelle Hoffman
Joan Mecham
Ruth Ann Meyers
Elvia Mioni
Michael Mortensen
Adrian C. Moyer
Classics Unlimited Music
Harold Payne
Eric Pyles
Mary Rothschild
Dustin Smith

Riptide Pool and Spa
Arianna Urban
Shayna N. Whiting
Tank Williams