Thank you to the major donors who have contributed to our mission.

  • Corporate Founding Sponsor
    Liberty Mutual Insurance Logo

    Liberty Mutual Insurance

    For nearly 100 years, the iconic Lady Liberty has been the symbol we use to guide our purpose: Liberty Mutual Insurance helps people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. Keeping this promise means we are there when our policyholders throughout the world need us most. It is through this connection that Liberty Mutual proudly supports the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in creating a museum to forever preserve for future generations what her shining beacon has meant to our country and the world since 1886. ....Read More
    In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, today Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified insurer with operations in 30 countries and economies around the world. We are the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2017 direct written premium data as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. We also rank 68th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2017 revenue.
    Liberty Mutual Insurance employs nearly 50,000 people in over 800 offices throughout the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, commercial multi-peril, property, general liability, commercial automobile, surety, workers compensation, specialty lines, and reinsurance.
    You can learn more about us by visiting

  • The Liberty Star Club
    Allen and Company

    Allen & Company

  • American Express

    American Express

  • Apple


  • The Bezos Family

    The Bezos Family

    Our Liberty Star is dedicated to Miguel Bezos. When he was 16 years old, Mike came to the United States from Cuba, by himself, speaking no English, as part of "Operation Pedro Pan". He briefly was in a refugee camp in the Everglades, and then two weeks later was picked up by a Catholic Mission and moved to Delaware along with 15 other Cuban boys. While Mike was very fortunate to land at the Mission, his path from there was anything but easy. Still he thrived. ....Read More
    Mike embodies so much about what makes this a great nation. He has accomplished remarkable things through his grit and determination, along with his sense of compassion and caring. These are among the many qualities that our family cherishes and admires. Mike continues to give back to this country that he feels blessed him in so many ways. He helps remind us all what an honor and privilege it is to be a citizen of this great nation, and the responsibility that comes with that. The role model he is makes us much better people.
    Our family's respect, admiration, and appreciation for Mike could not be greater. We love him very much and are honored to commemorate Mike with this Liberty Star.

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies

    Bloomberg Philanthropies' mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg's charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter @BloombergDotOrg.

  • Charles Cahn and Nancy Maruyama

    Charles Cahn and Nancy Maruyama

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York

    Carnegie Corporation of New York was established in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation's work focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy.


    CHANEL, the international luxury goods company, was founded in France by Gabrielle Chanel at the beginning of the last century. The company, which is privately held, offers a broad range of luxury products including Ready-to-Wear, fragrance, cosmetics, leather goods, accessories, fine jewelry and watches. CHANEL is also renowned for its Haute Couture collections presented in Paris. CHANEL maintains 189 fashion boutiques worldwide, including the legendary House of CHANEL on rue Cambon in Paris. Under the creative guidance of designer Karl Lagerfeld, the House of CHANEL remains dedicated to luxury, fashion, style and image.

  • The Coca-Cola Foundation

    The Coca-Cola Foundation is the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has awarded more than $830 million in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please visit

  • Comcast NBCUniversal

    Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support the Statue of Liberty Museum to help make one of America's most iconic landmarks more accessible and educational to its millions of visitors each year.
    Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences.

  • The James and Judith Dimon Foundation

    The James and Judith Dimon Foundation

  • Michael and Linda Donovan

    Michael and Linda Donovan

  • Massimo Ferragamo

    Massimo Ferragamo

  • The Diller - von Furstenberg Family Foundation

    The Diller - von Furstenberg Family Foundation is a private family foundation which provides philanthropic support to various 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Founded in 1999, the Foundation is guided by the shared values, concerns and passions of the Diller - von Furstenberg family. As its central goal, the Foundation aims to positively impact the world by improving people's lives and strengthening communities.

  • David Geffen Foundation logo

    David Geffen Foundation

    The David Geffen Foundation was established in 1986 by David Geffen, one of the most respected and influential executives in the entertainment industry. A New York native and Los Angeles resident, David Geffen has made an indelible mark on the arenas of film, theatre and, most notably, music over the course of his distinguished career. Geffen's influence extends beyond the entertainment industry, providing generous support for the David Geffen Foundation's five principal funding areas; healthcare, the arts, civil liberties, issues of concern to the Jewish community, and HIV/AIDS. Several of the most significant cultural and civic institutions in Los Angeles and New York City have benefited from his philanthropic support, including, among other, University of California Los Angeles, Lincoln Center, MoMA, MOCA, National Public Radio, WNET, SHOAH Visual History Foundation, Motion Picture Television Fund, AIDS Project Los Angeles, GMHC, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and The Geffen Playhouse.

  • Jeffrey and Paula Gural

    Jeffrey and Paula Gural

    Jeffrey Gural is the chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, the full-service commercial real estate firm, which was recently acquired by BGC Partners. He is the son of the late Aaron Gural, the company's former chairman, and has headed the firm since 1978 with business partner Barry Gosin. During their tenure, the New York company expanded nationally and, in 2006, formed a strategic partnership with London-based real estate firm Knight Frank. Jeffrey Gural is also the owner of New Jersey's Meadowlands Racetrack and the chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, which owns two upstate racetrack/casinos, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs.

  • The Hess Family

    The Hess Family

  • Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation

    Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation

  • The Lauder Foundation

    The Lauder Foundation

    Our heritage is one of our greatest strengths. The Lauder family achievements and values are the roots of our organization. Throughout the years, they have granted the Company the wings to soar — to lead the prestige beauty industry to new heights.

    Our storied past is the foundation of our current success, as it inspires our future. Knowing who we are as a business — focused on long-term growth and successfully navigating global uncertainties — and knowing where we came from provides us with a strong footing to strategically adapt and grow.

    Today we help millions of people around the world express their individual beauty while we push the boundaries of the business, continuing the bold, breakthrough efforts of our founder, Estée Lauder.

  • The Ralph and Ricky Lauren Family Foundation

    The Ralph and Ricky Lauren Family Foundation, Inc.

    The Ralph and Ricky Lauren Family Foundation is a private foundation created in 2012 by Ralph and Ricky Lauren. This Family Foundation is dedicated to supporting charities that reflect the values and interests of the Lauren family, including scientific research, education, community outreach and the arts, as well as various local New York area charities.

    Ralph Lauren is the founder of Ralph Lauren Corporation, which for nearly five decades has cultivated the iconography of America. The Ralph and Ricky Lauren Family Foundation’s grant to the Ellis Island Foundation is part of a tradition of honoring our nation’s finest institutions.

  • Mellody Hobson and George Lucas

    Mellody Hobson and George Lucas

  • Frank McCourt

    Frank McCourt

  • Deborah Simon

    Deborah Simon

  • The Stavros Niarchos Foundation

    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world's leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.6 billion, through more than 4,300 grants to nonprofit organizations in 124 nations around the world.
    The SNF funds organizations and projects, worldwide, that aim to achieve a broad, lasting and positive impact for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.

  • The Tisch Family

    The Tisch Family

  • The Walt Disney Company

    The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Being a good corporate citizen is a time-honored Disney tradition. Through contributions, collaborations with local organizations, in-kind gifts and volunteering, Disney helps to brighten the lives of kids and families in need and strengthen communities around the world.

  • Oprah Winfrey

  • The Torch Club


  • Ford Foundation logo

    The Ford Foundation

    The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For 80 years we have worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by our mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. ....Read More
    We believe in the inherent dignity of all people. Yet around the world, billions of people are excluded from full participation in the political, economic, and cultural systems that shape their lives. This fundamental inequality is the defining challenge of our time. In addressing it, we are guided by a vision of social justice-a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential.

  • GRoW @ Annenberg Foundation

    Gregory Annenberg Weingarten is Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation, a family foundation that supports the worldwide community through its grantmaking, technical assistance and direct charitable activities. Through Gregory’s own grantmaking initiative GRoW @ Annenberg™, he strives to affect meaningful change on a community level, in the U.S. and worldwide. GRoW is dedicated to supporting global humanitarian efforts as well as innovative projects in social justice, education, the arts, the environment and much more. To date, Gregory’s successful efforts range from repatriating sacred Native American objects to funding a much-needed hospital in Bangladesh and helping low-income students from underserved Los Angeles high schools achieve their dreams of a college degree. ....Read More

    Gregory is committed to preserving our nation’s cultural heritage and places of historical significance. His support for the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation is just the latest expression of that commitment. Gregory is a member of various boards including the National Park Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the USA Foundation of The American Library in Paris, the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet and the American Friends of the Louvre.

    A graduate of Stanford University, Gregory has a degree in political science. He worked as a journalist at The Times of London before embarking on a career as an artist. While living in Paris for a number of years, his efforts to create a vibrant partnership between France and America were recognized with appointment to the prestigious Legion of Honour (Légion d'Honneur), France’s highest honor for military and civil merits.


     Along with his wife and philanthropic partner Regina, Gregory is active in the lives of his two children and, through them, is helping to shape the next generation of philanthropy.

  • The Hearst Foundation, Inc.

    The Hearst Foundation, Inc.

  • The Crown Club
  • Sergey Brin

    Sergey Brin

  • Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff

    Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff

  • The Charina Endowment Fund

    The Charina Endowment Fund

    Established in 1992 in New York, The Charina Endowment Fund was established from bequest of Horace W. Goldsmith and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. The Fund supports cultural programs, including performing arts and museums. The Fund also provides support for hospitals and education, with emphasis on higher education.

  • Emilio & Gloria Estefan

    Emilio & Gloria Estefan

  • Frank J. Amadeo

    Frank J. Amadeo

  • The Gabelli Family Foundation

    The Gabelli Family Foundation

  • The Howard and Abby Milstein Family

    The Howard and Abby Milstein Family

  • The Independence Club
    ABC News and Walt Disney Imagineering

    ABC News and Walt Disney Imagineering

  • David Bonderman & Dr. Laurie Michaels

    David Bonderman & Dr. Laurie Michaels

  • Brian Cury, EarthCam, Inc.

    Brian Cury, EarthCam, Inc.

  • Tina Santi Flaherty

    Tina Santi Flaherty

  • History Channel

    History Channel

  • The Family of Eugene & Phyllis McGovern and Pavarini

    The Family of Eugene & Phyllis McGovern and
    Pavarini McGovern LLC

  • NYC & Company Foundation

    NYC & Company is the official destination marketing organization for the five boroughs of New York City. Our mission is to maximize travel and tourism opportunities throughout the City, build economic prosperity and spread the dynamic image of New York City around the world.
    A 501(c) 6 private corporation, NYC & Company represents the interests of nearly 2,000 member organizations across the spectrum of businesses and organizations in the City. ....Read More
    NYC & Company provides resources for visitors to discover everything they need to know about what to do and see in NYC. In addition to an integrated market development team in New York City with a focus on group, meeting/convention, leisure and events motivated travel, we have a global communications and market promotion network around the globe, including 17 representative offices on five continents, to promote visitation. Together with satellite convention sales offices in the US to develop group business, NYC & Company's marketing efforts-both consumer and business facing-position the City to attract business and leisure travelers.

  • Phelps Construction Group

    Phelps Construction Group

  • Statue Cruises, A Hornblower Company

    Statue Cruises, A Hornblower Company

  • Unilumin North America

    Unilumin North America

  • Yap Studios

    Yap Studios

  • The Pedestal Club
    Alex and Ani

    Alex and Ani

  • Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Bellas

    Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Bellas

  • Richard H. Brown and Jane S. Brown

    Richard H. Brown and Jane S. Brown

  • Rachel & Maxime Haot

    Rachel & Maxime Haot

  • Gedale D. Horowitz

    Gedale D. Horowitz

  • Liberty Ambassadors, LLC

    Liberty Ambassadors, LLC

  • Mutual of America

    Mutual of America

  • The New York Community Trust

    The New York Community Trust

  • Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust

    Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust

  • Shinola Detroit

    Shinola Detroit

  • Tiffany & Co.

    Tiffany & Co.

  • Warner Bros. Television Group

    Warner Bros. Television Group

  • The Freedom Club
    A.P. Kirby, Jr. Foundation, Inc.

    A.P. Kirby, Jr. Foundation, Inc.

  • Back Brook Masonry

    Back Brook Masonry

  • Peter and Eileen Lehrer

    Peter and Eileen Lehrer

  • The Supor Family

    The Supor Family

  • Turnpike Electric Inc.

    Turnpike Electric Inc.

  • Judith Rodin and Paul Verkuil

    Judith Rodin and Paul Verkuil