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The process of stabilizing and refurbishing the Leland Stanford Mansion has cost over $20 million to date, and a public/private partnership has made it possible. In 1991, a state-wide group of business and political leaders, led by California First Lady Gayle Wilson, Senator Becky Morgan, and Sacramento businessman Peter McCuen, formed the Leland Stanford Mansion Foundation. The Foundation is recognized by the Internal; revenue Service as a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization, created with the sole purpose of conducting a major private sector fund-raising campaign to match public funds needed to refurbish the Mansion, and to create an endowment for its ongoing upkeep and operation.

This fund-raising campaign has been one of the most visible and successful examples of a public/private partnership in the Capital. California's leading corporations, foundations, organizations, and private citizens are helping to make this project possible with their financial support. Interestingly, the transcontinental railroad, in which Governor Stanford played a leadership role while living in the Mansion, was one of the first major public/private partnerships in the country.

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