Statue of Liberty Museum
Since its inception, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (SOLEIF) has been fully supported by contributions from people across America and around the world, each committed to our mission of preserving these two great monuments to liberty, heritage, and freedom.
When SOLEIF announced plans for a new museum dedicated to the history of the Statue of Liberty, the public responded once more, contributing $100 million to ensure the project’s success.
Donors were inspired for a range of reasons. Some wished to commemorate the immigrant experience, with many recalling stories of their own ancestors sailing past Lady Liberty on the final leg of the journey to a new home. Others looked to celebrate the concept of liberty – its influence, impact, and evolution.
With pledges ranging from $18.86 into the millions, thousands gave to the campaign. Every donor is recognized in the Founders Registry and a series of videos shares the stories of major donors, including one dedicated to the long history of individual donations to support the Statue.