The United States of America remains a land of immigrants.
Andrew Carnegie, who founded Carnegie Corporation
of New York in 1911, was an immigrant from Scotland.
We at Carnegie Corporation salute his legacy, along with
the contributions of the millions of other immigrants who
have made, and continue to make, our nation strong and
vibrant. We are committed to helping immigrants become
integrated into the civic fabric of our nation because
enlightened citizenship is the everlasting strength of our
democracy. Our national motto, E pluribus unum —
“out of many, one” — continues to be an ideal we can all
aspire to and a true guiding light for our nation.
The Carnegie Corporation, June 2009