ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, was formed to raise funds and to assist in the restoration and maintenance of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. After the restoration was completed, and as a result of 9/11, the Foundation’s mission was changed to enhance the meaning and importance of liberty.
In 2005, the Foundation’s name was changed to the Spirit of Liberty Foundation to reflect its broader mission – enhancing the meaning of liberty and supporting our Armed Forces, with an emphasis on Wounded Warriors, Fallen Heroes and their families.
Our Trustees are patriotic Americans who believe liberty is one of the most important qualities in America and around the world.
Senior VP of Subway & Fmr. Executive VP, McCann Advertising
Fmr. White House Chief of Staff to George H.W. Bush
David S. Pottruck
Managing Director, Red Eagle Ventures & Fmr. CEO, Charles Schwab Co.
Donald P. Hodel
Fmr. Secy. of the Interior & Secy. of Energy
Founder & Fmr. Chairman, J.D. Edwards
Ellen Van Buskirk
Fmr. Vice President, IBM
James K. Lang
Fmr. Managing Partner, Bear Stearns
CEO, Immerse Marketing & Fmr. CEO, Miss Universe Pageant
President, Spirit of Liberty Foundation
Peter N. Larson
Fmr. Chairman & CEO, Brunswick Corporation & Fmr. Director, NYSE
Chairman, Executive Committee of the Special Olympics & Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist
Fmr. CEO, Unicity Network
Founder, Spirit of Liberty Foundation
Founding Sponsor, Statue of Liberty
Founding Sponsor, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Foundation, President, St. Clair Group
Director, Sotheby's Institute of Art & Fmr. President, OPAR Media
President, MITA Group
Honoring those Who Have Gone Before Us
We Love Our Veterans
The Spirit of Liberty Foundation honors our military heroes and their families through a number of unique and engaging programs and events.
By the Numbers
Military Hospitals Visited
We would like to thank the very generous supporters that have and continue to provide assistance to our organization.
Senator Thomas R. Carper
Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
Senator Kent Conrad
Senator John Ensign
Senator Judd Gregg
Senator Mike Johanns
Senator John McCain
Senator Lisa Murkowski
Senator Harry Reid
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Governor Robert Bentley
Governor Tom Corbett
Governor Nathan Deal
Governor Nikki Haley
Governor Gary Herbert
Governor Bobby Jindal
Governor John Lynch
Governor Jack Markell
Governor Matt Mead
Governor Rick Scott
Today, there are almost 23 million veterans and active duty service members, more than 52,000 of whom have been wounded during conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan alone. Nearly 7,000 more service men and women died while in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As Americans, it is our responsibility to honor and support these millions of men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.
Your generous donation to The Spirit of Liberty Foundation will directly support programs and services that lift the spirits and change the lives of our Armed Forces and their families. Join us in honoring and supporting America’s Heroes today.
The Spirit of Liberty Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. All donations are tax-deductible.