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 to support our Armed Forces, with emphasis on Wounded Warriors, their Families and Families of Fallen Heroes.
The Trustees are successful Americans from all walks of life who believe Liberty is one of America’s and the World’s most important assets.
|Rob BaskinFounding Sponsor of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Former Senior V.P./ Director of Client Services of Manning, Selvage & Lee||Craig FullerAPCO Worldwide, Former White House Chief of Staff to George Bush||Edward McVaneyFounder, Former Chairman of J.D. Edwards|
|Richard BizzaroFormer CEO of Unicity Network
|William HarrisPresident of MITA Group
|Ursula MeeseSocial Activist|
|Steve BrezzoDirector of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, Former President of OPAR Media||Donald P. HodelSecretary of the Interior during the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty, Former Secretary of Energy||Molly Miles CEO of Immerse Marketing, Former CEO of the Miss Universe Pageant|
|John BurgeeArchitect of the Reconstruction of the Statue of Liberty||Rafer JohnsonChairman of the Executive Committee of the Special Olympics, Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist||Anthony PaceSenior V.P. of Subway, Former Executive V.P. of McCann Advertising|
|Nick CretanPresident of the Spirit of Liberty Foundation||James K. LangFormer Managing Partner of Bear Stearns||David S. PottruckManaging Director of Red Eagle Ventures, Former CEO of Charles Schwab Co.|
|Roger FridholmFounding Sponsor of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Foundation, President of St. Clair Group, Former President of Stroh Brewing Company||Peter N. LarsonFormer Chairman & CEO of Brunswick Corporation, Former Director of the NY Stock Exchange||Ellen Beth Van BuskirkFormer Senior Vice President of IBM Corporation|
|Richard RovsekFounder of Spirit of Liberty Foundation