Artist: George M. Kelly, New York
Entrance of the Harold Alfond Sports Stadium and Morse Field
Harold Alfond and the Alfond Foundation have made possible millions of dollars of gifts to philanthropic causes. This statue honors the visionary businessman and founder of Dexter Shoe Company, and his significant contributions to Maine and the University of Maine. Through the years, contributions from Harold Alfond and the Alfond Foundation have included support for scholarships, establishment of the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature, and naming gifts for the Harold Alfond Sports Arena, Harold Alfond Sports Stadium and the Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory. The base of the bronze statue, installed in 1999, identifies the roles one associates with Harold Alfond: father, citizen, visionary, man for all seasons. And the footwear of the life-size statue — Dexter shoes.