2018 Homecoming Corn Monument
The Corn Monument is a University of Iowa Homecoming tradition that dates back to 1914. Over the years, the monument was discontinued occasionally due to lackluster support, particularly during the late 1960s and 1970s. In 2014, it was brought back to campus by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a student organization within the UI College of Engineering.
While donations from corporate sponsors and generous alumni have helped in recent years, additional funding is needed to further the tradition, which is why the group is turning to GOLDrush again this year. They hope to secure private donations from Hawkeye fans everywhere. All donations made via GOLDrush are tax-deductible, and 100% of the money raised will go directly to the project.
With a constantly changing design each year, the group tries to save as many materials as they can from previous years, but there are still some new materials and team supplies that a required to finish the design. Therefore, financial support -- no matter how large or small -- is necessary to the success of the monument.
Building the Corn Monument is no easy undertaking, and upwards of 2,500 ears of corn have been needed to construct the monument in past years! The money raised will help cover the cost of the materials needed, including structural framing, paint, plywood, screws, fasteners and more. It will also help fund operational costs like food and water for the student volunteers on each of the scheduled build days.
Help us build school spirit during Homecoming week by making a donation to support the 2018 Corn Monument! Thank you, and Go Hawks!
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