December 21, 2007

Billionaire gives to monument

Sanford to donate up to $5 million to Crazy Horse

Matching grant is expected to give workers a big boost to carving efforts over the next year.The head of the horse on the giant Crazy Horse Memorial sculpture could begin emerging in the next couple of years as the carving is spurred by a $5 million matching grant from billionaire philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.

Crazy Horse officials announced the grant Thursday on the viewing veranda, saying Sanford has pledged to match dollar for dollar the donations from others toward completing the mountain carving begun by Korczak Ziolkowski and his wife, Ruth, nearly 60 years ago.

1 comment:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
Being a privately-financed monument on private land, it is an admirable feat in the making. writerfella surely hopes that contingencies are being laid in place to protect it from vandals and hate crimes...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'