AUGUSTA, N.J., August 20, 2018 / PRNewswire / – Save Ellis Island, Inc. the sponsor partner of the National Park Service for the restoration and reuse of 29 historic buildings Ellis island, has the name today Catherine A. Burke as chairman of the Foundation.
Mrs. Burke, a lifelong resident of Atlantic city and co-founder of the Irish Pub Atlantic city and PA, has been involved with the non-profit organization since 1999. Burke had previously been selected by Governor Whitman as a member of its advisory committee for the conservation and use of the non-restored 29 historic buildings on Ellis island.
"I am honored and humbled by my appointment as chairman of the Save Ellis Island Board and since I have worked with the dedicated individuals who have worked for the restoration of this national treasure, I felt a personal affinity to bring this about. ", she said.
Burke, the recipient of numerous prizes, including recognition and inclusion in the American conference report by the American senator Bill Bradley as "Woman of the Year" for her community, church and charity works.
"Cathy's passion, dedication and leadership are unsurpassed. It was my pleasure to work with Cathy as a manager of Save Ellis Island and I look forward to working with her in her new role as President, "said Janis Calella, President of Save Ellis island.
Mrs. Burke is replacing Mrs. Joanne Del Rio, who served as chairman for almost seven years.
When Ellis island opened in 1892, the first immigrant to go ashore was a 15-year-old girl Ireland & # 39; s County Cork called Annie Moore. Almost 300,000 of Annie's Irish compatriots and wives would follow before the last man was to be processed Ellis island on November 12, 1954. In the 62 years between them there were no less than 12 million newcomers Ellis island looking for America. It was the greatest migration in human history.
Save Ellis island, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, is the designated partner of the National Park Service to raise the necessary funds to restore the remaining unrestored 29 historic buildings on the south side of Ellis Island. positive way to reuse. In 2014, Save Ellis Island opened a part of the hospital for guided tours and on-site education programs. For more information about this restoration project, visit our website at www.saveellisisland.org or call us at 973 383 1080.
Contact: Janis Calella
SOURCE Save Ellis Island, Inc.