Financial Problems Hit Ellis Island, Again

from The New York Times:

Funds Sought to Continue Restoration at Ellis Island

Save Ellis Island, a nonprofit charged with restoring that historic immigrant gateway to America, may not be able to save itself.

The group has run out of money.

“We’re not able to keep it going a whole lot longer,” its president, Judith R. McAlpin, said in an interview. She added that the group, which recently posted an “urgent appeal” for donations on its Web site, needs to raise about $500,000 in the next few weeks if it is to survive. If it does not, Save Ellis Island will have to return $512,000 in grants that it has already received to restore 30 buildings and repurpose them for public benefit, Ms. McAlpin said, and work on current projects will be suspended.