Tons of hospitals have statues commemorating the person they’re named after. This person is often a famous doctor, a saint, or a financial contributor and philanthropist. Having a bronze statue in a crowded, busy hallway can be inconvenient, so try the front door instead. Or perhaps the central courtyard, depending on the layout of your facility.
Tons of non-profit organizations are made possible by the generous contributions of selfless men and women. Honor their sacrifices with a statue & commemorative display outside your building.
Consider asking the city for permission to put a statue up in a public park. Each state’s process is different, so become familiar with who you need to talk to. If you’re a business, this can also work wonders for advertising; it draws attention to your organization that you can leverage to do more good.
A fitting locale for historical figures! Tons of artists and historians come together to make museums available to everyone. Whether it’s an art museum or a history museum, check in with locals and see if they would like a commemorative statue. Because museums rely on donations, research how to fund your own statue.
Sports? Mascot? First principal? Get some alumni together and get some ideas! Some high schools have statues on anniversaries (10th, 25th, etc) and include the names of everyone who contributed. These statues are amazing ways to remember those who graduated as part of that year’s class and stamp your name on history!
(Ok, that sounded a little cheesy. But in all seriousness, getting together to build a high school statue is also fun because you get to catch up with other students you haven’t seen in a while).
As emblems to knowledge themselves, libraries are great public places to put a statue. And pretty much any historical figure works well in front of a library. Just make sure that whoever you put up commemorates the knowledge that library stands for. Try to honor local heroes, too.