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A Legacy of Passion

When you give to the Foundation, you help bring history to life. Your support allows us to preserve and protect the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and develop educational opportunities for millions of families, communities, and students.

Plan to make a regular gift to the Foundation and join a special team of supporters intensely devoted to honoring these enduring symbols of American spirit. As thanks for your ongoing support the Foundation is happy to provide access to a number of benefits, including discounts on hotels, sightseeing tours, deals on admission to local museums, and more.

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Emma Lazarus Society

$1000 per year

The Emma Lazarus Society is an exclusive group of Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation members. This membership level requires a minimum annual gift starting at $1,000.

At the $1,000 level you will receive:

One personalized certificate of recognition honoring you as a member of the Emma Lazarus Society. It will be delivered in an embossed document holder.
VIP invitations to special events on Liberty and Ellis Islands.
Concierge service when planning visits to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
A complimentary special name inscription at the Ellis Island Leader level on The American Immigrant Wall of Honor.
A one-hour long family research session (available in-person or by phone) with a Foundation researcher at the American Family Immigration History Center.
To reserve your session, please email contactus@libertyellisfoundation.org.
Special recognition in our American Family Immigration History Center on Ellis Island.
The ability to save Passenger Search Database results. At this level, you can save:
20 passenger searches
20 ship searches
75 passenger records
75 ship manifests
75 ship records
20 Wall of Honor searches
3 Flag of Faces searches

Five Family History uploads and up to twenty saved histories in your personal file.
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.
An Emma Lazarus Society lapel pin

At the $5,000 level you will receive:

All benefits at the $2,500 level
A complimentary Benefactor level inscription on The American Immigrant Wall of Honor at Ellis Island. This is an upgrade from the special name inscription included with the $1,000 level.

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Patron

$150.00 per year

Patron Level Membership is a great way to support the Foundation and the monuments. This level requires a minimum annual gift starting at $150.

At the $150 level you will receive:

A complimentary inscription of one Single Name Entry on The American Immigrant Wall of Honor at Ellis Island ($150 value).
For details contact Donor Services at 212-561-4588 or contactus@libertyellisfoundation.org.
10% discount on all purchases on this website and at The American Family Immigration History Center®.
Discount does not apply on Wall of Honor, Flag of Faces, or donations.
A 10% Discount in the Ellis Island Café and the Crown Cafe on Liberty Island.
Five Family History uploads and up to twenty saved histories in your personal file.
Privilege of annotating Passenger Records for others to view.
The ability to save Passenger Search Database results. At this level, you can save:
20 passenger searches
20 ship searches
75 passenger records
75 ship manifests
75 ship records
5 Wall of Honor searches
3 Flag of Faces searches

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Traditional Member

$50 per year

Traditional Level Membership is the most popular way to support the Foundation and the monuments.This level requires a minimum annual gift starting at $50.

At the $50 level, you will receive:

One free upload of a photo to the American Flag of Faces® exhibit on our website and at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum (a $50 value).
For details contact Donor Services at 212-561-4588 or contactus@libertyellisfoundation.org.
A 10% discount on website purchases and at The American Family Immigration History Center® on Ellis Island.
Discount does not apply on Wall of Honor, Flag of Faces, or donations.
A 10% discount in the Ellis Island Café and the Crown Café at Liberty Island.
The ability to upload one Family History to your membership profile.
The ability to annotate Passenger Records.
The ability to save Passenger Search Database results. At this level, you can save:
5 passenger searches
5 ship searches
25 passenger records
25 ship manifests
25 ship records
3 Wall of Honor searches
3 Flag of Faces searches

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Friend Member

$25 per year

Friend Level Membership is an introductory way support the Foundation and the monuments. This level requires a minimum annual gift starting at $25

At the $25 level, you will receive:

A 10% discount in the Ellis Island Cafe and Crown Cafe on Liberty Island
The ability to upload one Family History to your membership profile.
The ability to save Passenger Search Database results. At this level, you can save:
3 passenger searches
3 ship searches
15 passenger records
15 ship manifests
15 ship records
2 Wall of Honor searches
1 Flag of Faces search

Become a member