The Gettysburg Foundation joined organizations worldwide on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, a global day of giving. The Foundation’s unique campaign initiative raised funds to restore the beloved Lincoln sculpture that greets nearly 1 million visitors a year to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and to enhance Lincoln-themed programming like Gettysburg Revisited and educational initiatives at the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad StationTM.
Thanks to the contributions of nearly 200 Friends, and a very generous $10,000 matching grant from Ms. Linda H. Garrett, the Foundation raised $20,900.
“We are humbled by the support of our Friends this #GivingTuesday,” said Gettysburg Foundation President Matthew C. Moen, Ph.D. “Over a century and a half ago, Lincoln challenged us to preserve our democracy. The outpouring of support yesterday proves we are up to that task.”
Sculptor Ivan Schwartz talks about the creation, importance and preservation of the Lincoln sculpture.
The Gettysburg Foundation invites you to watch the videos of the Ivan Schwartz interview.