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Photo Credit: James Casserly

Taking the ferry to Ellis Island are Foundation Board President John
Turbidy, Board Members Gene Bay and Tina Santi Flaherty, Peopling
of America Honoree Josie Natori, Business Honoree John J. Mack
and Public Service Honoree Bill Novelli.


Photo Credit: Elena Olivio

Crossing New York Harbor to the Family Heritage Awards are
Foundation President and CEO Stephen A. Briganti, and Honorees
John J. Mack, Josie Natori and Bill Novelli. Both the Statue of Liberty
and Ellis Island can be seen in the background.


Photo Credit: Elena Olivio

Foundation Board Member Tommy Lasorda (left) and Secretary of
the U.S. Department of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne (right) present
the 2007 Ellis Island Family Heritage Award for Public Service to
Bill Novelli (center). The Award features the 1897 manifest of his
grandfather Raffaele Novelliís arrival through Ellis Island.


Photo Credit: Elena Olivio

Peopling of America Honoree Josie Natori speaks about immigrating
to the United States from the Philippines at age 17. Seated are
Foundation Board Member Tommy Lasorda (left) and Secretary of
the Interior Dirk Kempthorne.


Photo Credit: Elena Olivio

Foundation Board Member Tommy Lasorda (left) and Secretary of
the U.S. Department of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne (right) present
the 2007 Ellis Island Family Heritage Award for Business to
John J. Mack (center). The Award features the 1903 manifest of
his grandfather Hanna Makhoulís arrival through Ellis Island.


Photo Credit: Elena Olivio

Gathering on stage in the Great Hall are Foundation Board Member
Tommy Lasorda, Business Honoree John J. Mack, Peopling of America
Honoree Josie Natori, Public Service Honoree Bill Novelli, and
Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne.




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