“The Relief Society is most pleased with the members’ response to the request for donations to fund the Nauvoo Monument,” said Sister Janath R. Cannon, first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, “but additional money is still needed.
“Enough donations have come in to pay for the statues, but financial resources are needed for landscaping, a pageant, and expenses associated with the dedication,” said Sister Cannon.
The Nauvoo Monument features a series of thirteen statues in a garden setting depicting the various stewardships and responsibilities of women. Their placement at Nauvoo honors the organization of the Relief Society by the Prophet Joseph Smith on 17 March 1842.
Donations by members and families are made to their ward Relief Society secretary-treasurer, who keeps a list of donors. Lists of donors to the monument who contribute prior to 1 January 1978 will be bound in volumes and placed in the visitors center in Nauvoo. Lists of donors making contributions after 1 January 1978 will be placed in a separate volume.