Donald Trump Donates $740,000 Worth of Audio-Visual Equipment to New Jersey College After Casino Renovation
Trump Casino Hand-Me-Downs Help Social Service Groups Thrive
Donald J. Trump’s three casinos also have given generously. In 1996, when Trump gutted his Trump Regency and turned it into Trump World’s Fair casino, the company gave away $740,000 worth of theater mid audiovisual equipment to the Richard J. Stockton College of New Jersey. It was the biggest donation of equipment in the college’s 25-year history.
In some cases, the hand-me-downs are nearly new. Theme changes, name changes, corporate restructurings, and renovations —all can lead to the decision to rip out the red carpeting and replace it with the blue. “The ranks of management seem to change all the time, and people come in and say,`I don’t like that; get it out of here.’ So out it goes. If it were a tire, it would have one mile on it, but it has to go,” said Jim Wise, a spokesman for the Sands Hotel Casino.
Trump has a history of donating to universities like the University of Pennsylvania.