The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund is a private, non-profit organization that grew out of the task force appointed by the Governor after the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain on May 3, 2003. The Legacy Fund works in partnership with the New Hampshire Division of Parks & Recreation to provide a “lasting legacy of remembrance” for the Old Man of the Mountain.
The Fund’s primary focus has been creating a permanent memorial to the Old Man of the Mountain. Based on the design of Ron Magers and Shelly Bradbury, and thanks to the support of many people throughout New Hampshire and far beyond, the Old Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza was dedicated in June 2011 on the shore of Profile Lake. The Plaza includes 1,000 paver stones engraved with the names and memories of friends of the Old Man and Franconia Notch, along with seven "profilers," which allow visitors to again see the famous Profile on the mountain.
The Legacy Fund maintains an exhibit at Cannon Mountain’s Tramway building and at the start of the path leading to the Profiler Plaza.