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 2023.
$252,000 of $280,000 Raised 90%
Needed to ensure Francis Munds will meet her 21st century public.
Local artist Stephanie Hunter is the sculptor for the Francis Willard Munds Suffrage Statue.
Here is a sneak-peak of the statue in progress. We have entered the final phase before realizing the vision to honor Francis Munds and her Arizona colleagues.
- Complete payment to sculptor, Stephanie Hunter
- Hire architect and engineer to design statue hardscape (foundation, pedestal, and seating)
- Create, forge, and install educational plaques
- Purchase and install educational Otocast application
- Hire contractor to construct hardscape
- Hire transportation and installation
WHY FRANCES WILLARD MUNDS?
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 $280,000 for the cost of the statue.
THIS IS THE FIRST STATUE OF A WOMAN ON STATE LAND
Please donate and become a part of women’s history in Arizona. Your donation is tax deductible and most importantly historical.
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PAY BY CHECK
Make checks out to:
The Arizona Women's History Alliance
Arizona Women's History Alliance Treasurer
P.O. Box 26247
Tempe, AZ 85285
The following individuals, foundations, companies or organizations have made a donation to the campaigns as of August 2023:
$25,000 - $50,000
if you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us below:
$10,000 - $70,000
Luke & Meredith Sorenson
Melanie Sturgeon Family
Silicon Valley Bank
GFWC Glendale Women's Club
Seth K. and Lauren J. Hassell
$5,000 - $9,999
Business and Professional Women, AZ
Kevin & Nancy Cummings
Jamie and Tarik Wilson
$1,500 - $4,999
Daughters of the American Revolution, AZ
Community Foundation of AZ Southern Division--Betsy Bolding
General Federation of Women’s Clubs-AZ
$500 - $1,499
David and Julie Benson
Dana Saylor Campbell
Elle Investments, LLC
$250 - $499
Arizona Community Foundation
$100 - $249
Li Mahlek Art
Norma Jean Coulter
Kenneth D. Goering
Elyse Hunt MacKenzie
Linda W. Smith
Judith Ann Levin
Ruth Ann Meyers
Adrian C. Moyer
Classics Unlimited Music
Riptide Pool and Spa
Shayna N. Whiting