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Community Voices: History in Balance Series (Zoom) - The Italian American Experience

*Registration is closed!*

Please join us for a virtual talk with CEO of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Stephen Briganti. He will be discussing and presenting on the topic of the Italian American Experience. 

Registration is required. Please register by Tuesday, March 2nd. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.


Stephen A. Briganti is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., which was created to restore and help maintain these two great national monuments. He was chosen by Founding Chairman Lee Iacocca in 1982 to launch and manage the organization’s activities, including national fundraising and marketing initiatives, and overseeing all related construction projects. Under Briganti’s leadership, the Foundation has raised more than $800 million – all from the private sector – making it one of the most successful public/private partnerships in the history of the United States.  
In addition to restoring the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Briganti led development of the 220,000 square foot Ellis Island National Immigration Museum; created the American Immigrant Wall of Honor program; established the $25 million American Family Immigration History Center; and the $100 million Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island.   
Throughout his career, Briganti has received extensive recognition including ABC World News Tonight “Person of the Week”, the “Public Leadership in Preservation Award” from The New York Landmarks Conservancy, and numerous acknowledgments from the Foundation’s partner, the Department of the Interior/National Park Service.

Steve is a first-generation American. His mother and all four grandparents were Ellis Island immigrants. 
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