We are thrilled to announce the results of our IU Day crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a bronze sculpture of Dr. Alfred Kinsey!
Our final tally for our IU Day campaign was over $5500 raised with contributions from 78 donors. Thank you so much!
These contributions join gifts from other donors and donations received during our previous crowdfunding campaign. In addition, we are pleased to announce a major gift from Dr. William L. Yarber that provided funding for the design and creation of Dr. Kinsey’s sculpture, which will be installed on the Indiana University Bloomington campus in honor of his groundbreaking research to illuminate sexual and gender diversity and explore the powerful role of human sexuality in people’s lives.
Dr. Yarber, who said, “I’m pleased to support this amazing tribute to Dr. Kinsey,” is Provost Professor in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, Senior Scientist at The Kinsey Institute, and the Senior Director of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Just past the Kinsey Institute’s new home in Lindley Hall, Dr. Kinsey will be seated, taking notes and conducting interviews with any willing participants. Among the iris flowers, like the ones he so carefully hybridized as a dedicated gardener, viewers will see the golden glow of light shining on Dr. Kinsey’s face reflecting from his notepad. An empty seat will be next to him for a participant’s use and to remind us that critical research must always continue.
We are grateful to all of our donors and followers who helped make this campaign a success, and we look forward to sharing more news about the progress of the Alfred Kinsey Legacy Sculpture project later this year.