Save Ellis Island Picks Up $100K Grant from American Express

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American Express last week announced a $100,000 grant to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support Save Ellis Island’s efforts in rehabilitating and reopening 29 unrestored buildings on the historic island.

The money will allow the nonprofit to expand its Board of Directors and hire staff to take on the next phase of the multi-year, multi-million-dollar project.

“Our corporate partners are critical to the ongoing rehabilitation of Ellis Island, and we are thrilled to partner with great organizations such as American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to move our project forward,” Save Ellis Island board chair Clement Alexander Price says in a statement. “Ellis Island has such a rich, deeply rooted history, and our ability to share this history in a more meaningful way through the restoration of these buildings will enable people from around the world an expanded opportunity to experience Ellis Island.”

Jon Whiten

co-founder of the Jersey City Independent; he now works for a public-policy nonprofit in Trenton.