Statue of Liberty

Golden Door Society

Make Liberty
Your Legacy

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have always depended on the generosity of the American People to continue to inspire the world with their message of hope, freedom, and opportunity for all.  

Show your commitment to preserving these American icons—and demonstrate your willingness to uphold the values they stand for—by including a bequest to The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in your long-term charitable plans.  

Support our Mission


“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” 

— Emma Lazaraus, “The New Colossus” 

If you’ve decided to leave a legacy for Liberty and Ellis Island through any of the planned giving options shared here, let us know. We’re eager to recognize you as a member of The Golden Door Society, a group of Liberty and Ellis Island’s foremost champions.  

Members of The Golden Door Society receive special recognition and honors, including: 

  • Invitations and VIP access to Foundation events 
  • Recognition in listings of The Golden Door Society members. 
  • Lifetime communications about the ongoing preservation of Liberty and Ellis Islands that you make possible.  

To join The Golden Door Society, please contact us at
(212) 561-4588 or 


  1. Contact the The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation advancement team at (212) 561-4588 or for additional information on bequests or to discuss other options for including the Foundation in your charitable estate—or ways to make a living legacy through stock transfer, donor advised fund disbursement, or other major gift.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor as you determine the best way to update your long-term charitable plans.
  3. Please use our legal name (The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.) and federal tax ID (EIN: 13-3118415) as you finalize your plans and other beneficiary paperwork. 

The information on this page is not intended to provide legal or financial advice. Please consult with your tax-advisor and/or attorney to determine the best way to include the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in your long-term charitable plans.