Who came up with this idea?
How many statues will be erected initially?
Where will the statues be placed, on private property, city or state property?
Will there be a map of the trail?
How many statues will be completed each year?
What is the schedule for statues to be erected?
How will the statues be made?
Who are the statue artists?
Well-known and respected South Dakota artists are involved in the project: John Lopez, Lee Leuning/Sherri Treeby, James Michael Maher and James Van Nuys.
How are the statues funded?
The statues are funded primarily by donations, and the completed statues will be donated to the city of Pierre.
How much does each statue cost?
Is there another governor statue project like this in the country?
Will there be an unveiling event for the statues?
Yes, each year with new statues to unveil, the foundation holds an unveiling event at the state Capitol.
Who is on the foundation board? How were they selected?
There are seven members: President Rick Jensen, Leroy Foster, Patricia Miller, Chuck Schroyer, Tina Van Camp, Patricia Van Gerpen, and Tony Vehuizen. Jensen and Foster started the trail and foundation ideas and recruited the other members. Ex-officio members represent the state of South Dakota, the city of Pierre, the South Dakota Community Foundation, and other supporters.
If I am interested in donating to the fund, who do I contact?
Preferred method mail to:
Trail of Governors
2310 Patron Parkway
PO Box 296
Pierre SD 57501
Donations of any amount are welcome and will be posted on the Donors page.
Donated to Date: