Sugar Land Legacy Foundation
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Veterans Memorial Eagle Plaza at Sugar Land Memorial Park
Through the support of very generous community donations - most notably from former Mayor Jimmy Thompson and residents Col. Raj & Kanwal Bhalla - the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation was able to complete the installation of a striking eagle statue and fund the design and construction of the surrounding plaza pictured here.
We need your support to get to the finish-line with tree and bench donations. We plan to honor the generous donations through a virtual donor wall.
Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
Planned as an addition to Sugar Land Memorial Park, this Memorial recognizes all of the Families that have lost a loved one in the Armed Forces of the United States. The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation together with the Woody Williams Foundation, the Texas Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Committee and the City of Sugar Land are working to install this two sided monument made of black granite bearing the words “Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom.” The monument is a permanent tribute to our brave service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, and a witness to the loss borne by the loved ones they left behind.
Welcome Home at Sugar Land Memorial Park
The Welcome Home project will present a series of bronze family scenes. Each scene is intended to capture a unique story which welcomes home military personnel from their active service. Each scene will be inspired by a real Sugar Land military family.
We are asking military families who live within the corporate limits of Sugar Land to submit pictures with accompanying stories that visually show loved ones welcoming home active service members. Selected photos will be used as the subject matter for the creation of the bronze statues
Importantly, this project can’t come to life without your generous contributions. Donate today!
Help Us Leave a Legacy
There are many ways to get involved with the Legacy Foundation and we welcome the opportunity tell you about our impactful work! Individuals and companies are encouraged to leave a legacy right here in Sugar Land by supporting both our Legacy Fund, or specific projects currently underway. We welcome all forms of generosity. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
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Sugar Land's Animal Shelter
The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation, in partnership with the City of Sugar Land, is launching a capital campaign for additional enhancements to Sugar Land's new Animal Shelter! Recently approved by Sugar Land voters in the 2019 G.O. Bond Election, the Animal Shelter will begin construction in 2022 and will replace the existing shelter with a brand new 17,000 square-foot facility. The SLLF has a fundraising goal of $2.4 million for the construction of these enhancements. Your contributions will see the addition of:
- A multipurpose room & related spaces
- A sally port
- A larger medical treatment space
- Shade canopies for outside runs
- Locker rooms
- New furniture & equipment
The Veterans' Memorial Fund
This "memorializing" fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. With the help of a blue ribbon citizen's task force appointed in 2009 by Mayor James Thompson and the Sugar Land City Council, a plan was developed with four commemoration projects at Sugar Land Memorial Park. These projects will be situated in four distinct areas within the park. Each memorial is intended to provoke different emotions. As of 2019, three of the four commemoration projects have been completed – (1) the flag project, representing each military branch located at the entrance of the park, and (2) the Veterans’ Remembrance Tower and (3) Eagle Plaza Project .
There is one remaining project - (4) “Welcome Home Sculptures”
"Welcome Home” Statues at Memorial Park
The Legacy Foundation plans to “Welcome Home” U.S. military personnel with a series of bronze sculptures. Statues may include life-sized military personnel and their families.
Further donations will fund the development of Phase II of the Eagle Project and the installation of the “Welcome Home” statue series.
The TIRZ 4 Plaza Pavilion
Located just outside of the Smart Financial Centre, the TIRZ 4 Plaza aspires to be the dynamic gathering space central to the planned development of the larger tract. The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation is currently accepting donations for a proposed pavilion that would complement the existing development in the plaza and allow for enhanced programming of the site. By continuing the themes of a welcoming, urban-style park, the Legacy Foundation, in partnership with the City of Sugar Land, aims to further attract residents and visitors alike to the plaza.
(Picture is an example, planning yet to be finalized)
Brick Paver Program
The SLLF currently offers an option to "Honor or Remember" a veteran with an engraved brick paver. The brick pavers will be installed at the Honor and Remember Flag Plaza located adjacent to the Veterans Memorial. Brick pavers can be purchased for any Veteran who has served in the US Military. To fill out an order form, please contact us. The cost per brick is $250.