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2017 Homecoming Corn Monument

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
36 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on September 29, at 11:55 PM CDT
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2017 Homecoming Corn Monument

Make a gift to the 2018 Corn Monument campaign by visiting: 

Thank you! 


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. This year, they've turned to crowdfunding through the UI's new crowdfunding site, GOLDrush, and 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. 

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 2017 Corn Monument! Thank you, and Go Hawks! 


NOTICE: The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization soliciting tax-deductible private contributions for the benefit of the University of Iowa. Please visit the UI Center for Advancement disclosures site for additional information.

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Your donation helps feed a student volunteer during build days. Thank you!



Your donation helps pay for art supplies, such as paint brushes, rollers, and paint. Thank you!



Your donation helps pay for small construction materials, such as screws and braces. Thanks for your support.



Your donation helps purchase approximately 300 ears of corn. Thank you!



Your donation helps pay for building tools and construction equipment rental. Many thanks!



Your donation helps buy a large supply of wood and, if applicable, your company logo will be advertised on a 4'x4' panel on the monument. Thank you for your generosity!



Your donation helps fund every aspect of the project mentioned in the previous donation levels. We appreciate your generous support!

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