Giving Back. The 20th anniversary gala for the Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation at Ellis island.


caption-iconWe were honored to attend the 20th annual gala at Ellis Island event benefitting Hackensack  Meridian Health’s not-for-profit hospitals and community health programs.

caption-iconWe’ve visited the island during the day,  but stepping onto Ellis island at night was an exhilarating experience. Ironically it was 100 years ago this year that my (then), 16 year old grandfather entered through these same doors as a immigrant from Laviano, Italy.

caption-iconIt was quite a different experience for new immigrants (here lining up to be processed in the Reigstry Room or Great Hall), at the turn of the last century.

caption-iconThe Great Hall