As a special gift from alumni and friends, a bronze bear cub statue has been commissioned to rise in 2015, at the corner of Campus Road and Garden Avenue, in front of Teagle Hall. This statue—along with the beautiful landscaping surrounding it—will be a monument and a symbolic home to the real cubs who each served as Cornell’s unofficial mascot early on in the university’s history.
John H. Foote '74 (author of Touchdown, The Story of the Cornell Bear) and Joseph Thanhauser '71 are spearheading the effort. With seed funding provided by Foote, Thanhauser and Alon Mass ’08, this project needs your help to successfully raise the needed total amount of $250,000. This funding will cover the cost of the bronze statue, site preparation and landscaping and a maintenance endowment.
The project will create new landscaping on the corner of Campus Road and Garden Avenue near the front entrance to Teagle Hall. The site was chosen because of its proximity to Schoellkopf Field and because that corner is a campus gateway and one of the first sights visitors encounter on that side of campus.