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The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. was established in 1982 after President Ronald Reagan asked Lee Iacocca, then Chairman of Chrysler Corporation, to head a private sector effort to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

The Foundation's fundraising drive sparked a dramatic response. The American people contributed more than $500 million (and counting!) to the repair, restoration, and maintenance of these two great monuments to freedom. All funds for the Foundation’s projects have come from the American people – no government funds have been used.


Ellis Island Immigrants

Varios images of immigrants after they had established life in America ...

Updated: Jan 04, 2008 12:34pm PST

Passenger Ships

The ships that enabled the greatest migration in world history!

Updated: Jan 04, 2008 8:36pm PST

Family Heritage Awards

The Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards is an event to honor those imm ...

Updated: Jan 04, 2008 8:55pm PST

Visiting Ellis Island

Current views of what you can see when visiting Ellis Island.

Updated: Jan 04, 2008 8:42pm PST

Statue of Liberty

Views of Lady Liberty and winning entries from the 2006/2007 Statue of ...

Updated: Jan 04, 2008 1:23pm PST

Historical Ellis Island

Updated: Jan 04, 2008 8:45pm PST

Ellis Island Before Restoration

The restoration of the Great Hall at Ellis Island and creation of the ...

Updated: Jan 04, 2008 8:51pm PST