The Penny Drive

The Dred Scott Statue Penny Drive

March 2014 thru March 2016


Why a Penny Drive?

Visitors to Dred Scott’s grave site (Calvary Cemetery – St. Louis) often  leave pennies on the headstone. Many believe the penny is left as a tribute to Lincoln, an icon for the abolition of slavery.
In 2010, the Dred Scott Statue Penny Drive was launched to help fund a life-size statue of Dred and Harriet Scott. The statue will be erected near the Old Courthouse – site of the first Dred Scott freedom trials. With your help, the statue will be dedicated as a symbol of victory for freedom fighters…past, present and future.


Watch a video of students from Ladue and Clayton High Schools
Thanks to Rob Good, Don Goble, and the students at Ladue for this wonderful video

If you are having trouble viewing the video please click here


Start Your Own Penny Drive

To get involved and to learn how to run your own penny drive click the appropriate link below.

Challenge your school, group or church to participate in the Dred Scott Statue Penny Drive through March 2015.

The Dred Scott Statue Penny Drive Contributors


Dred Scott Statue Penny Drive Goal Monitor
We would like to thank all those who have contributed to the Dred Scott Statue Penny Drive in Phase I and Phase II and we are looking forward to what we can do in Phase III.


March 8, 2010 our sponsor BMO Harris (formerly M&I Bank), kicked off the Dred Scott Statue Penny Drive. They conducted a month long competition between their seventeen (17) branches.

You can make your individual penny drive donation here

Send your donation to The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 2009, Florissant MO 63032-2009.

If you need to convert coins you can take your donation to one of the following three BMO Harris locations and email us at with your school/organization name and donation amount.

The three locations that count and accept pennies are:

2301 S. Kingshighway@Southwest/314.776.5200
5256 S. Lindbergh@Concord Village/314.842.226513205
Manchester, 1 mile west of I-270/314.543.3300

Find the location nearest you at:


Our Heartfelt Gratitude

The Dred Scott Statue Penny Drive Officially Registered Schools/Organizations


Beaumont High School
Brown Elementary PTA
Carnahan High School of The Future
Central Christian
Clayton High School
Cleveland Junior Naval Academy
City Academy
Cor Jesu Academy

De Smet Jesuit High School
Forest Hills High School – Forest Hills, New York
Garrett Elementary
Gillespie Park Elementary
Hazelwood East Middle
Hazelwood West Middle
J. Greenlee’s World History Classes, Gateway Institute of Technology
Jack & Jill St. Louis – 7th & 8th Grades
Jana Elementary School
Keeven Elementary School
Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Lewis & Clark Elementary
Logos School
Lusher Elementary
Mallinckrodt Academy
McCurdy elementary
Mehlville High
Northwest Middle School
Russell School Student Council
Seminole Middle School – Plantation, Florida
Shenandoah Valley School
St. Ann Catholic School
Stoneham High School, Stoneham, Massachusetts
University of Missouri – St. Louis
Wydown Middle School 


M & I Bank
Coalition of Labor Union Women, St. Louis Chapter
Midwest Sociological Institute
Sumner’s Ladies of the 80’s
National Organization of Top Ladies of Distinction
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, St. Louis Chapter


The Cross Family
The Paxton Family
The Jackson Family
The Schiele Family

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