Since a memorial statue to Leonard NImoy was proposed, fundraising has been ongoing.
After the proposal for a scuplture to honor Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy was approved, donation efforts began with a project goal of $500,000. After a year of fundraising, though, according to Trekmovie, the Boston Museum of Science at Science Park where the monument will be located, hadn’t collected anywhere near enough for the work to begin. That’s all changed now with the help of Rich Miner, the co-founder of Android, who made a six-figure donation to the project which will allow the museum to get started while the fundraising continues.
.The sculpture is designed by artist David Phillips and is 20-foot, illuminated, and stainless steel shaped in the Vulcan salute Nimoy made famous over fifty years ago.
Like Leonard Nimoy, Rich Miner is a Bostonian, and he’s also a Trekkie.
Miner, who sold Android to Google in 2005, told Trekmovie that Star Trek and Spock’s character were an early influence on his interest in science and technology. Both were also an inspiration for several of his start-up companies.
"“The Star Trek series and Spock’s character were an early influence on my interest in science and technology along with being an inspiration for several of my start-up companies. Like Leonard, my parents also grew up in the Jewish neighborhoods of Boston.Supporting the Leonard Nimoy-Live Long and Prosper Memorial Sculpture on display at the Museum of Science in Boston will not only be a beautiful tribute honoring Leonard Nimoy’s legacy but will be a symbol for peace, tolerance and unity for millions of visitors each year.”"
The next phase of the project is now underway with more details coming soon, but more donations will be needed to complete the sculpture and its installation. If you’re interested in donating to help fund this memorial to Leonard Nimoy, you can do so at mos.org/Nimoy where you can also see the proposed design for the project.