Once A Mustang
ONCE A MUSTANG MONUMENT
In 2013, work began on a monument which would welcome all visitors to the Salesian campus and reflect the spirit of all alumni. The monument is a gift to Salesian High School on behalf of every graduating class since 1962. Renowned sculptor and Salesian alumnus, Dan Medina '86, has created the stunning 18' monument which will be installed on the school's plaza level.
The costs associated with creating and installing the Mustang Monument were set at approximately $90,000 when the project first began in 2013. This includes all materials and construction costs associated with the project. Artist Dan Medina has donated all of his time and energy toward this project. As of June 30, 2019, $45,060.20 has been raised toward the project, of which $36,372.08 has been used for the mustang monument building materials, the monument concrete base, electrical wiring, and the early casting of a few pieces of the monument. As was the original intent, all donations that exceed the costs associated with this project, including plaques purchased after the installation date, will be used for the school's student scholarship program.
We are committed to finish this project to bring a beautiful sculpture created by world renowned artist Dan Medina '86 to our campus. With your help, we will see it happen.
An updated list of donors will be published by 12/20/2021. This includes any donations made during 2021.
Following long delays as a result of lack of funding (only half of the project has been raised so far) and COVID restrictions, artist Dan Medina '86 has generously donated his time and resources in order to complete the project, with the understanding that further investments toward the project, including naming opportunities, will directly benefit the school's tuition assistance program.
An updated list of all class plaques reserved thus far has been posted. All of the totals include audited donations made directly to Salesian High School for the Mustang Monument through Paypal, via mail, or in person in the school's finance office.
Current plaque pricing until November 1, 2019 (Homecoming):
Class plaque: $1,575 (total of all alumni of a particular class that have not purchased an individual plaque)
Individual/Family plaque: $1,500
November 1, 2019 to October 1, 2021 (unveiling at Homecoming 2020):
Class plaque: $2,075 (total of all alumni of a particular class that have not purchased an individual plaque)
Individual/Family plaque: $2,000
Once unveiled and beyond:
Class plaque: $2,575 (total of all alumni of a particular class that have not purchased an individual plaque)
Individual/Family plaque: $2,500
A thorough review of all bank transactions and donation records revealed that a number of contributions have not been attributed to any specific graduating classes. Current amounts donated by class and by individual are listed at the bottom of this page.
An updated list of all plaques reserved thus far will be posted by May 1st on this page. Donors are asked to review their donations to class plaques and check for spelling errors. If a donors name does not appear on the list, please contact the school's development office to verify payment.
As the OAM Monument Project is a school-wide fundraiser for scholarships, all money raised in excess of capital costs will be used for student tuition assistance. Plaque pricing will steadily increase as the installation time frame approaches. Please review the following pricing information based on the current date.