Jerry Klinger

"Mount Rushmore means different things to different people. For some, it is awe at the enormity of the vision begun by the “Father of Mount Rushmore,” Doane Robinson.  For others,it is the recognition of the skill, the drive and the single-minded belief in the project of, at times controversial, sculptor Gutzon Borglum. But for most Americans, it is a visible, tangible link of our great country that we all can reach out and touch together.

As president of the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, the opportunity to add our name to Mount Rushmore's Grand View Terrace Donor Wall is a privilege. For Jewish Americans, Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln brought and preserved the special blessings of freedom for American Jews in ways many do not remember today. Yet by their actions, they advanced freedom for all Americans."
Jerry Klinger, President
Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation

Support Your Park in One of Two Ways TODAY

What do you love best about Mount Rushmore? What is your favorite memory? What did you tell your friends about your experiences here?

Take this opportunity to preserve those memories by becoming a Society member or donating. Help us lay the foundation for upcoming projects and 75th anniversary events.

Membership. An important way for you to stay connected is to join. Simply click here to choose the level that best suits you.  Already a Member? Pass It On! Consider purchasing a Lifetime membership for a child or grandchild so that they can carry on your tradition of park stewardship for decades to come.

Donate. To make a tax-deductible donation, click here; or simply mail a check in an amount that is meaningful and significant to you to P.O. Box 1524, Rapid City, SD 57709. You will receive a letter and tax receipt in a few days. 

Benefits. Depending on the level of membership or giving level you choose, a variety of benefits can be yours. For a gift of $500 or more, you will receive a copy of our latest original publication In Their Own Words.



For a gift of $5,000 or more, qualified donors will receive the opportunity to have your name carved on the Grandview Terrace Donor Wall. 

Memorialize your family, a veteran or loved one in granite, where millions of visitors will see it each year ". . . until the rain and wind alone shall wear them away . . ." as sculptor Gutzon Borglum would say. Of course, you may wish to keep your gift anonymous. It’s your choice.

Because You Care. We hope to count you among those who truly understand that Mount Rushmore is “one of America’s best idea, and that you want to be a part of it for years to come! Thank you for your support!

For More Information. Call 605-341-8883 or click to contact Executive Director Diana Nielsen Saathoff or Development Director Gary Keller by email.