Trump Donated $10K to Boynton High School Chorus for their Trip to Carnegie Hall

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A surprise donation from the most famous television millionaire in Palm Beach County could catapult a high school chorus into Carnegie Hall.

The Dimensional Harmony chorus of Boynton Beach High School was invited to perform on the famous New York stage in May, but the full 60-student ensemble needs $100,000 to arrive in New York and spend nearly a week there. The millionaire contributed $10,000 to the trip after the chorus performed Dec. 11 in Mar-A-Lago, Donald Trump ‘s mansion in Palm Beach, marking the ensemble ‘s first big donation. Chorus director Sterling Frederick said he nearly cried when Trump offered the money. The gesture contrasted with the stern boss he portrays in his reality TV series The Apprentice, Junior Danielle Dodge said.  “He’s been a lot nicer than on TV,” she said. In spite of attempts by phone and e-mails to his New York office, Trump could not be reached for comment.

A New York performance would culminate in an award-winning year for the upcoming chorus. Members are trying to improve the image of their school, which the state has rated D because of its low standardized test scores for the last three years. In a national competition in Orlando, Dimensional Harmony recently won five first-place awards. Its members lack the private lessons that many art students in Palm Beach County have after-school lives. Students sing in the church, tap music in their heads on their desks or have innate talents that inspired Frederick to join the chorus. To stay in the group, students must maintain an average of 2.0. It’s not easy for some members to keep those C grades. ” I had a 0.8 and I never went to school,” Jean Baptiste said, “but I love singing and the chorus president began to help me with my homework. I now come to school and I have a 2.3.” The school seeks to emerge from its D status by offering art programs such as dance and theatre, which will attract students from outside the neighborhood.

Students consider the chorus room the home of the school, a safe place to escape academic, social and economic pressures. Many are poor enough to qualify for free lunch or come from homes with one parent. Frederick is seen as a second father. ” The choir is the family, the father, the brother, all I needed was here, “said Junior Pervess Anderson. ” It’s like going to counsel, but you’re not forced to go. There’s even a couch. “” You’re going into this room and there’s a lot of joy, “said Junior Terrance Davis. The chorus has raised little beyond Trump’s donation, although students plan to wash cars and perform additionally to raise the rest.

Donald Trump Helped Bring Electricity to Pignon Haiti With a Donation of the Largest Generator in a Substantial Generator System in 2005

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 While there is no electrical service in this part of the country, a substantial generator system has been installed across the street from the hospital to supply its needs.  The largest generator was actually donated by Donald Trump and then wired and serviced by Rory Fredstrom of Hoffman Electric of Brainerd.
While there is no electrical service in this part of the country, a substantial generator system has been installed across the street from the hospital to supply its needs.  The largest generator was actually donated by Donald Trump and then wired and serviced by Rory Fredstrom of Hoffman Electric of Brainerd.

By founding “Comite de Bienfaisance de Pignon” (CBP) in 1984, Dr. Guy realized the need for a non-governmental organization (NGO) that was officially recognized by the Haitian Republic to administer and direct Hopital de Bienfaisance de Pignon (“Charity Hospital”).  Its programs include community and public healthcare, education coordination and development, potable water, and a sustainable agriculture program that also encompasses reforestation projects.  Eleven board members are elected every other year.  Together with a team of advisors – medical personnel, health organizations, collaborators, and agents – they promote and execute a long-range and self-sustaining healthcare plan for the people of Pignon and its surrounding communities. 
 
What began as a small clinic has now become a sixty-five-bed hospital in Pignon, as well as four satellite clinic/hospitals with an additional forty-one beds located within twenty miles of Pignon.  This CBP system serves 168,000 people. 
 
While there is no electrical service in this part of the country, a substantial generator system has been installed across the street from the hospital to supply its needs.  The largest generator was actually donated by Donald Trump and then wired and serviced by Rory Fredstrom of Hoffman Electric of Brainerd. 

Trump has a history of helping Haiti. Donald Trump donated to Rob Lowe’s charity ‘Valspar Hands for Habitat’ to help rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Trump also helped fund Senator Dr. Rand Paul’s medical mission trip to Haiti.

The result of this growth and improvement of facilities is that Pignon can rightfully boast of the best healthcare in the country – the entire Caribbean.  Even so, there are building, staffing, and financial obstacles to overcome. 
 
The main hospital is still in need of services that we would consider necessary for basic healthcare.  To date, an adequate x-ray department, emergency room, and OBGYN/Pediatrics ward are still needed.  Ongoing training programs provide nursing, technical, and administrative personnel, but the difficulty lies in keeping them in Pignon when the temptation is to work in the bigger cities, or even to try to make it, one way or another, to the United States.