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William J. Gorman, Jr., and Karen O'Such Gorman Endowment for Statuary Fund

As a fourth-year student living on the Lawn, William Gorman (Engr '82) remembers admiring Karl Bitter's seated bronze of Thomas Jefferson from his room, 52 East Lawn. Looking for ways to provide a lasting impact on the University's historic character, the Gorman family created the William J. Gorman, Jr., and Karen O'Such Gorman Endowment for Statuary Fund in 2005. The fund supports full-scale statuary conservation in compliance with National Park Service guidelines, and will provide for regular follow-up maintenance every two to four years, including but not limited to Karl Bitter's Thomas Jefferson; the replica of Houdon's Washington; Moses Ezekiel's Thomas Jefferson and Homer; Gutzon Borglum's Winged Aviator; Robert Aitken's George Rogers Clark equestrian statue; and Caspar Buberl's Confederate monument.

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