Kyng mem status brief as of 15 aug 2014


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Kyng mem status brief as of 15 aug 2014

  1. 1. Honoring Their Sacrifice Kentucky National Guard Memorial Status Brief as of: 15 August 2014
  2. 2. Mission • To identify Kentucky Guard men and women who died in the line of duty from 1912 to present; • To design, construct and maintain a memorial in their honor --- creating a sacred space for families, friends, and brothers in arms to honor those who have fallen • Educate the public for generations to come about the timeless principles of honor, duty and sacrifice for: home and family; community and Commonwealth; and the nation. 2
  3. 3. • 481 names have been discovered for consideration • 230 have been confirmed for inclusion. • Research is ongoing for 79. Finding the Fallen
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  7. 7. The Team • Bender Associates Architects was formed in 2003 by Larry A. Bender for the general practice of Architecture. The firm serves clients in both the public and private sectors and offers experience in many project types. • Muldoon Memorials has been selected to do the stonework for the Memorial. If there is a military monument in Kentucky, in nearly every instance Muldoon helped build it. • Sculptor Wyatt L. Gragg of Prospect, KY has been selected to create the center piece of the Memorial – A larger than life rendition of Daniel Boone. Gragg, a renowned sculptor, has more than twenty-three years of design, studio and foundry experience. • Smock Fansler Corporation has been selected as the general contractor. They have been serving the construction needs of clients for over 90 years and grown to a full service-general contractor. 7
  8. 8. 8 1/3 Scale Boone Bronze
  9. 9. Boone Foam Armature Chest front being milled
  10. 10. Final Clay Approval 17 June 2014
  11. 11. Clay to Foundry Via UPS 11
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  13. 13. Total Project Estimate $ 1,397,661* — $ 1,381,118 Income (+ $1,619,791) Expenses (— $ 238,673) __________ Remaining Estimated Need = $ 16,543 – Items not yet funded / contracted - approx $100,000 such as: Electronic information kiosk to provide visitor information, photos and bios of fallen; Landscaping, plants / trees, seeding, sod; KYNG history Interpretive panels; Construction contingency *The total project estimate increased $69,886 from the original estimate of $1,327,775. The original estimate was based on the architect’s opinion of cost from 26 Jan 12. The new estimate of $1,397,661 is adjusted based on bid information. Fiscal Summary 13
  14. 14. • Contract Signed with General Contractor Smock Fansler 8 Aug 2014. Contractor mobilization to begin NLT 18 Aug 2014. • Granite for Kentucky shape on Memorial has been ordered – Quarrying process completed and stone is now in Vermont. Sawing and shaping to dimension complete. Edge chipping and polishing underway. Name layouts for engraving nearing final draft. • The full-size bronze statue of Daniel Boone has been ordered – Sculptor Wyatt Gragg has completed the process of sculpting the full size clay of Boone. The clay has gone to the foundry where they have begun the process of turning the clay into bronze. Creating molds to for pour. • Foundation funded flag poles and endowed flag & flag lighting replacement for life of the Memorial Recent Significant Activity 14
  15. 15. Ground Breaking Memorial Day 2014 15
  16. 16. 16 Lawrenceburg, Ky. - July 28, 2014 - Governor Steve Beshear joined members of the Kentucky National Guard this morning in celebrating the completion of a fundraising campaign at Walmart stores across the Commonwealth. In total, Walmart and their associates raised $208,656.52. The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund began their effort four years ago with the funds raised from the most recent Walmart campaign helping them to reach their goal in order to begin construction.
  17. 17. Granite Kentucky 17 Preliminary engraving layout from Muldoon Memorials.
  18. 18. • 23 Aug – Benefit Motorcycle Rally / Ride to Remember at the Healing Field, Lawrenceburg, KY • 15 Sep – Benefit Golf Scramble Connemara, Nicholasville • 23 Sep – Black Camouflage Tie Gala event at Malone’s in Lexington in partnership with Kentucky Proud and Homegrown by Heroes • Mid Oct – Daniel Boone bronze complete at Bright Foundry • Mid Oct – Granite Kentucky with names complete • 11 Nov – Daniel Boone bronze will likely participate in Louisville Veterans Day Parade with Boone descendents (Boone Society). • TBD – Daniel Boone bronze available for soft unveiling event and temporary display until needed for installation at site. Location TBD. • Jan 2015 – Substantial completion of currently contracted construction. Planned Activity 18
  19. 19. • Seeking donor to match $25,000 donation from Calipari Foundation • To be presented at UK Alumni Charity Basketball Game Rupp Arena, Sun, Aug 24, 2014 06:00 PM • Last year’s gift matched by Walmart Foundation. Calipari Foundation 19
  20. 20. Donor Recognition 20 Your generosity and patriotism can become an enduring part of the Kentucky National Guard Memorial story. Sponsor names will be displayed prominently and permanently as visitors enter the memorial area.
  21. 21. Join Us • Honor the lives sacrificed for us ALL. Support construction of the Kentucky National Guard Memorial by making your gift today. • Tell others about this opportunity to show their patriotic support for those who have given everything for the citizens of Kentucky. 22 KYNG Memorial Fund, Inc. PO Box 5466, Frankfort, KY 40602-5466 E-Mail or 502-330-6358 A recognized 501(c)3 EIN 26-3705273 KY Charitable Gaming License Exemption # EXE0001900