Sunday, April 18, 2010

Funds Sought to Continue Restoration at Ellis Island


This is not specific to Greek Immigrants, but I thought it should be posted ---
The New York Times ran an article on April 6th - "Funds Sought to Continue Restoration at Ellis Island".   

Save Ellis Island, a nonprofit charged with restoring that historic immigrant gateway to America, may not be able to save itself.  

The group has run out of money.

"We're not able to keep it going a whole lot longer," its president, Judith R. McAlpin, said in an interview.  She added that the group, which recently posted an "urgent appeal" for donations on its Website.  

Save Ellis Island needs to raise about $500,000 in the next few weeks if it is to survive.  If it does not, Save Ellis Island will have to return $512,000 in grants that it has already received to restore 30 buildings and repurpose them for the public benefit, Ms. McAlpin said, and work on current projects will be suspended.

Read more of the article by Robin Pogrebin published in the New York times at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/arts/design/07ellis.html?emc=eta1

Thanks to Dick Eastman's Genealogy Newsletter for making me aware of this article.

Good luck with your Greek family history research.

Georgia Keilman nee Stryker (Stratigakos)
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