A donor display now recognizes those who gave to the renovation and build campaigns of the “Tree of Five Seasons.” It is because of the community’s support that a city icon, which was created in 1996 and damaged during the flood of 2008, can still stand tall. To recognize this spirit and commitment the city has placed a recognition stand to identify 145 local families and businesses who donated to the renovation project, raising $405,000 and includes a $100,000 endowment for regular maintenance.
The challenges to this donor display was knowing it needed to be freestanding, endure the elements of the Midwest and identify hundreds of names all within a small footprint. A simple sleek design was created using one piece of 1/2″ stainless steel bent and curved to to resemble elements of the sculpture. Attached to this base is a donor plaque at a standing height and angled for easy reading. Because of the large quantity of donor names a zinc process was used instead of a traditional bronze plaque which allows finer details and better readability.
This recognition display is a perfect fit into the space of the “Tree of Five Seasons”, stands together as a reminder of the spirit of Cedar Rapids and displays the community’s commitment to this landmark.
Presentations is proud to have created a donor recognition piece which is on display 24 hours a day in the community we work and live in.