"If it weren’t for each and every one of you, whether your gift was small or large monetarily, whether it was friendship and encouragement, without you we wouldn’t be here..."
Ruth Ziolkowski / Sculptor's Wife
(1926 - 2014)
"Please join us in achieving monumental achievements in our generation."
Monique & Jadwiga Ziolkowski
All Storytellers receive free admission to the Memorial and our Progress updates. Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation has numerous giving opportunities; Please make one selection from the Commitment Levels below: Some options include personalized tours to the top of the mountain called Van Rides.
*Choosing eligible van rides to the top of the carving reduces your gift receipt for tax purposes by $20.00 per person. Eligibility to use the Van Ride tickets coincides with Storyteller expiration dates for annual gifting. Children 12 and under accompanying an adult Storyteller are free. Charitable Giving through the fiscal year, October 1 through September 30th, is cumulative and additional gifts can upgrade your storyteller level and eligibility for premiums.
Ways to Contribute
What Henry Standing Bear and Korczak and Ruth Ziolkowski enacted and what continues today is truly inspiring. I want my contribution to continue the vision of this remarkable Native American educational and humanitarian project. Please complete the form of your choice below.
Questions? Call (605) 673-4681
Chief Henry Standing Bear's Vision
Honor the Lakota Chief who invited Korczak to carve the American Indian Hero, Crazy Horse, Standing Bear Storytellers are eligible for up to 79 people to enjoy a Van Ride to the top and a commemorative granite rock. They may also choose an optional 1/1200 scale bronze statue or a Woody Crumbo print.*Must call Development in advance for Van Ride tickets above 19 Ruth's Circle
Receive free admission to the Memorial and Progress updates.
A hand-drilling method Korczak used to bore the first blasting holes.
When Korczak began work in 1948, he had $174!.
Electric drills replaced hand tools.
The one who plans the hole locations and fills them with explosives.
Granite Storytellers are eligible for up to 11 people to enjoy a Van Ride to the top and the yearly commemorative granite rock.11 People Eligible for a Van Ride to the Top* Ruth's Circle
Crazy Horse Bronze
Bronze Storytellers are eligible for up to 16 people to enjoy a Van Ride to the top with an optional 1/1200 scale bronze model of Korczak's Crazy Horse model or van rides for up to 19 people without bronze. ($400 value)**16 People Eligible for a Van Ride to the Top (19 w/o the Bronze)* Ruth's Circle
Mrs. Z's Determination
Optional: Receive a beautiful lithographic print.Up to 39 People Eligible for a Van Ride to the Top* Ruth's Circle
*Your choice of van ride premium reduces your gift receipt by $20 per person.
**Your choice of bronze model premium reduces your gift receipt by $400.
Qualify for the Crazy Horse League Commitment Level
Van Rides Desired
Would you like to recieve the 1/1200 Scale Bronze Model of Korczak's Crazy Horse?
I would like my gift used:
Where it's needed most
The Indian Museum of North America®
The Indian University of North America®
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