Membership Opportunities

A Legacy of Passion

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When you give to the Foundation, you help bring history to life. Your support allows us to restore and preserve the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; provide free access to millions of passenger arrival records; develop educational opportunities for millions of families, communities, and students; and much more.

The Foundation offers multiple giving levels. As thanks for your valuable support, the Foundation is happy to offer access to exclusive Member Benefits, such as VIP invitations to special events (??? should we spotlight ‘events’ in this opening text, given COVID??), discounts in the Foundation’s online shop and concessionaires locations on Liberty and Ellis Islands, a complimentary inscription on The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, and a free Dedicated Passenger Search session.

BECOME A MEMBER and join a special team of supporters devoted to honoring these enduring symbols of American spirit.

$50.00 Annual Gift

LIBERTY

The Liberty Membership is the most popular giving level. For an annual gift of just $50, Liberty Members receive:

  • One free photo upload to the American Flag of Faces, which is on exhibit at the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum and available to search via the Foundation’s website and (a $50 value)
  • Privilege to annotate Passenger Records within the Ellis Island Database
  • Opportunity to upload one ‘Family History’ to your membership profile
  • Opportunity to save multiple documents to your membership account (5 Passenger searches and 25 Passenger Records; 5 Ship searches, 25 Ship Manifests and 25 Ship Records; 3 Wall of Honor searches; and 3 Flag of Faces searches)
  • 10% discounts in the Foundation’s online Shop, at The American Family Immigration History Center on Ellis Island, and select concessionaires on Liberty and Ellis Islands (discount does not apply to the American Immigrant Wall of Honor, Flag of Faces, or donations)

 

BECOME A LIBERTY MEMBER

$25.00 Annual Gift

FRIEND

The Friend Membership level is an introductory way to support the Foundation and momuments. With your annual gift of $25 you’ll receive:

  • Opportunity to upload one ‘Family History’ to your membership profile
  • Opportunity to save multiple documents to your membership account (3 Passenger searches and 15 Passenger Records; 3 Ship searches, 15 Ship Records and 15 Ship Manifests; 2 Wall of Honor searches; and 1 Flag of Faces search)
  • 10% discounts at select concessionaires on Liberty and Ellis Islands

 

BECOME A FRIEND MEMBER

$75.00 Annual Gift

VOYAGE

An elevated support level, for an annual gift of $175, the Voyage Membership includes all the benefits of a Liberty Membership, plus:

  • One free 30-minute Dedicated Passenger Search session ($50 value) and a free digital copy of any resulting ship manifest ($30 value)

 

BECOME A VOYAGE MEMBER

$175.00 Annual Gift (limited-time introductory contribution)

FREEDOM - NEW!

Freedom Membership is an exceptionally generous way to show your support for Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. You can become a Freedom Member with a gift of just $175. This is a limited-time reduced giving level. Freedom Membership is normally $200!

As a Freedom Member you will receive all of the benefits of the Voyage Membership level plus:

  • Five ‘Family History’ uploads and up to 20 saved histories in your personal account
  • Opportunity to save multiple documents to your membership account (20 passenger searches, 5 ship searches, 25 passenger records, 25 ship manifests, 25 ship records, 3 Wall of Honor searches, 3 Flag of Faces searches)
  • Opportunity to save multiple documents to your membership account (20 Passenger searches and 75 Passenger Records; 20 Ship searches, 75 Ship Records and 75 Ship Manifests; 3 Wall of Honor searches; and 3 Flag of Faces searches)

 

BECOME A FREEDOM MEMBER

$1,000 Annual Gift

EMMA LAZARUS SOCIETY

The Emma Lazarus Society is an exclusive group of Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation leadership supporters. You can be a part of the Emma Lazarus Society with an annual gift of $1,000 or more.

At the $1,000 level you will receive:

  • One personalized certificate of recognition in an embossed document holder honoring you as a member of the Emma Lazarus Society
  • VIP invitations to special events on Liberty and Ellis Islands
  • Concierge service when planning visits to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty
  • Inclusion on The American Immigrant Wall of Honor’s ‘Ellis Island Leader’ list
  • One-hour family research session (available in-person at Ellis Island or by phone/video chat) with a researcher from the Foundation’s American Family Immigration History Center
  • Special recognition in our American Family Immigration History Center on Ellis Island. (WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? IS T A PLAQUE?)
  • Opportunity to save multiple documents to your membership account (20 Passenger searches and 75 Passenger Records; 20 Ship searches, 75 Ship Records and 75 Ship Manifests; 20 Wall of Honor searches; and 3 Flag of Faces searches)
  • Five ‘Family History’ uploads and up to 20 saved histories in your personal account
  • Privilege of annotating Passenger Records for others to view

At the $2,500 level you will receive all benefits included at the $1,000 level plus a commemorative Emma Lazarus Society lapel pin

At the $5,000 level you will receive all benefits included at the $2,500 level plus a complimentary ‘Benefactor’ level inscription on The American Immigrant Wall of Honor at Ellis Island (an upgrade inscription included with the $1,000 level)

 

JOIN THE EMMA LAZARUS SOCIETY

 

For additional informaiton about membership levels and benefit, contact Donor Services at 212-561-4588 or ContactUs@LibertyEllisFoundation.org.

 

About The Foundation

In 1982, President Ronald Reagan asked Lee Iacocca, then Chairman of the Chrysler Corporation, to head a private sector effort to raise funds for and manage the restoration and preservation of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for their respective centennials. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation was founded. Through its generous contributors, the Foundation has raised hundreds of millions of dollars - all from private donations.