We previously found success with the Herd About Buffalo public art campaign in 2000 where we auctioned off artist-designed buffalo statues to raise funding for Roswell Park and the Burchfield Penney. We intentionally made all of the Herd of Hope buffaloes the same color to represent the business community coming together as one “herd.” The blue color reflects the blue used in Roswell Park’s logo.
How does my company receive the buffalo statue?
Once we have received your sponsorship payment or commitment, our staff will reach out to the employee you designate to coordinate delivery of the statue at no additional charge. The statue is yours to keep!
How much does the statue weigh? What size is the statue?
The statue weighs approximately 65 lbs. They are 46″ long 32″ high 12″ wide.
What is the statue made of? Can it be placed indoors or outdoors?
The statue is made of aluminum. We picked aluminum as opposed to fiberglass for its durability, as we hope most sponsors will choose to display their Buffalo outdoors. The statues were painted with a special aluminum primer and the highest quality automotive finish that is available. We do not expect they will need any maintenance other than an occasional wash to remove dirt.
How many buffalo statues/sponsorships are available?
For our inaugural year, our plan is to continue to sell sponsorships through early fall. We will have a blue buffalo for each sponsor who joins the herd during that timeframe!
How long does this campaign last?
We plan to host a thank you reception for our 2018 sponsors in November, at which time we will announce the campaign total and the research project(s) that will benefit from the campaign.
Can I sponsor/receive more than one buffalo?
You can sponsor as many buffaloes as you’d like at $5,000 apiece.
Can an individual sponsor a buffalo, or does it need to be a company?
Yes, individuals may sponsor a buffalo.
Is there a smaller blue buffalo available that I could display on a shelf/my desk?
We only have the one size available for sponsorship at this time.
What will the dollars raised by the campaign support?