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THE ELLIS ISLAND FAMILY HERITAGE AWARDS – APRIL 19, 2012

Stopping in front of Castle Clinton are (from left) Foundation Board Chair Paul Weaver, honoree Tony La Russa, Board member Tommy Lasorda, host Meredith Vieira, Board member Emilio Estefan, and Foundation President & CEO Stephen Briganti.


Honoree Richard Meier and his brother Jim ride the ferry to Ellis Island, where their grandfather entered the country in 1896.


Siblings Edgar and Angela Lansbury at the Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards.


Honorees Tony La Russa, Angela Lansbury and Richard Meier in the Great Hall at Ellis Island.


Angela Lansbury with Moira and Catherine Forbes. The Forbes family sponsored the B.C. Forbes Peopling of America® Award in honor of Forbes magazine founder and Scottish immigrant “Bertie” Forbes.


Gathered onstage are The Arts/Architecture honoree Richard Meier, host Meredith Viera, Peopling honoree Angela Lansbury and Sports honoree Tony La Russa.


Photo Credit: Diane Bondareff, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.




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