Donald Trump Donated 200 Rooms and 6 Suites Worth $175,000 at the St. Moritz for the 48th International PEN Congress for Writers

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Donald Trump donated over $175,000 worth of rooms and help with interpreters and transportation
Donald Trump assisted with obtaining french interpreters and transportation of more that 50 guests

Though the PEN American Center’s annual budget was around $5oo,000, Norman raised approximately $800,000 more to pay for the congress. As the opening day neared, he persuaded Donald Trump to donate two hundred rooms and six suites at the St. Moritz Hotel (which would otherwise have cost $175,000), assembled interpreters to provide simultaneous translation of all events into French, and organized PEN staff to meet the more than fifty guests of honor at JFK Airport. Though many feared that some of the most outspokenly political foreign writers would not be allowed entry into the country under the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act, which barred subversives, the authorities appeared to be in a tolerant mood, as such activists as Giinter Grass, Nadine Gordimer, Octavio Paz, and Kobo Abe joined Heberto Padilla, Czeslaw Milosz, and Joseph Brodsky.


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Trump Receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor with Rosa Parks and Mohammad Ali

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Eighty Americans from 42 ethnic groups were named yesterday as recipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.

The medals will be presented to the recipients, all either naturalized or native Americans, at a ceremony Oct. 27 on Ellis Island. That is the day before the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, the final event of the 1986 Liberty Centennial observances.

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations presents the awards based on “integrity, passion, gravitas, humanitarian and ethnic heritage.”

Donald Trump Prevented Foreclosure on a Families Farm After the Husband had Committed Suicide While Trying to Save his Farm Land

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The New York real estate tycoon, Donald Trump, helped prevent foreclosure on a family farm today whose owner committed suicide to try to save his land.

Lenard Hill had shot himself on Feb. 4 to stop the shutdown on his land 20 minutes before the scheduled sale. However, the life insurance he had hoped would pay off the debts was insufficient and the land was rescheduled for today’s auction.

Norma Foerderer, Mr. Trump’s spokesman, said, “Trump phoned the auction block and stopped it, and he guaranteed he would help them in this.” Ms. Foerderer said she thought Mr. Trump offered Mr. Hill’s wife, Annabell, about $20,000 to save at least part of the farm.

Mrs. Hill suggested that the land be sold privately to bank officials so that she could keep some of the 705 acres. For three generations, parts of the farm have been in the Hill family. Ms. Foerderer said Mr. Trump was prompted to offer assistance after he saw last week’s news reports in which Mrs. Hill appealed for help to save the farm.


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Trump Donated $100K-$150K For the Parade to Celebrate the U.S. Teams Victory in the America’s Cup

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A boisterous crowd of 100,000 people poured on the chilly sidewalks in 5th Avenue Tuesday, cheering Dennis Conner and his Stars & Stripes team on a 13-block ticker tap parade.

The parade, paid by real estate magnate Donald Trump, was the last public event in the four-day American victory lap that started on Saturday when Conner triumphantly returned from Australia with the Americas Cup, the Holy Grail of Sailing. Despite temperatures between mid-20s and low 30s, the sidewalks on 5th Avenue were lined with people, many of them at lunch time, Conner wearing long fur coat and a baseball cap emblazoned with the words “Top Gun,” and his crew rode on top of a Statue of Liberty float donated to Macy’s.

The Skipper and his crew, wearing heavy, cherry-red jackets donated by a corporate sponsor and the sock caps to keep the cold off, were joined in the float by Trump, New York Mayor Ed Koch, and San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor, who stood on the front next to the Cup.

 

 

Trump Finished Renovating Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget the Wollman Memorial Rink. The Profits Went to Homeless and AIDS Charities.

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New Yorkers thanked Donald J. Trump when he completed the scheduled and budget renovation of the Wollman Memorial Rink, where the city spent six years trying to produce ice for $12 million. But even the Trump Organisation, which controls a network of companies involved in immobilization and management, did not anticipate profitability.

Mr. Trump announced yesterday that if the city had not abandoned the project in Central Park, the wet spring morning would have been three months from the date of completion. Closing the ice-skating rink until autumn, Mr Trump said he had earned $500,000 in revenue for $1.5 million since its reopening in November. The money will go to several charities and will be used for public works projects. Trump’s president, Anthony B. Gliedman, who led the renovation project, said the profit was about $450,000 to $500,000.

Continue reading Advertisement Continue reading the main story, but Park Commissioner Henry J. Stern was more conservative when he said the profit was about $400,000, although neither the Trump Organization nor the Department of Parks and Recreation City had a final chart on the number of people using the rink. All three agreed that profit was a pleasant surprise. According to the Trump organization, $1 million has been spent on the skating rink since November. In addition to providing most of its benefits to charities and public work projects, the organization will reimburse the city for $50,000 for electricity as part of its agreement with the city.

The department of parks will also receive some of the money. The agency has already spent $200,000 on three charities in New York City, a public project and the rink’s electricity bill. The rest will be fully distributed by the city and Trump. The excited Mr. Trump said he hoped to even break or turn a modest $100,000 profit. “it’s so far beyond expectation.” The rink was “great success,” Mr. Stern agreed. Record admissions But Trump’s organization still has a lot to do with the city if they continue to run the rink. Mr Gliedman said that some key aspects of the proposed grant agreement, such as its duration and the fate of Lasker Rink in Central Park near 103rd Street, are far removed from both sides. Mr. Gliedman said the Trump Organization asked for a 10-year agreement and the city offered a 4-year agreement.

Mr Stern refused yesterday to talk about the negotiations. We have plenty to negotiate, “he said. Mr. Trump took over the project in June 1986 after two urban studies that found the renovation to be a failure. The city agreed that Mr. Trump would take over the project, and both agreed that all profits would go to projects and charities proposed by city officials, which Mr. Trump approved. The project was completed two and a half months ahead of schedule and cost about $750,000 less than the planned $3 million. Mr Stern said an unexpectedly high turnout made the profits in the winter.

He said about 225,000 people on March 24 bought tickets to the rink for $4.50. Mr. Gliedman said the Trump Organization believes another 25,000 people used the rink from March 24 to Monday. Stern said it was a record figure for the 37-year-old rink, where 134,000 people skated in 1980, its last year of operation before the renovation.

After the closing ceremony, attended by Trump Organization executives, city officials and skaters, Mr. Trump said that one of his favorite charities, the United Cerebral Palsy, would receive $25,000. The Homeless Partnership will receive $25,000 for the homeless overnight shelter and approximately $25,000 for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, which advises victims of AIDS and their families. Mr. Trump said the city would receive $75,000 to renovate a playground in each of the five districts and $50,000 for the Rink’s electric bills.

Trump Co-Sponsored Palm Beach Charity Fishing Tournament and Fish Fry

Donald Trump co-sponsored the first annual saltwater fishing tournament and fish fry in 1987. The proceeds were donated to the Lord's Place Childrens Center. 
Donald Trump co-sponsored the first annual saltwater fishing tournament and fish fry.

Donald Trump co-sponsored the first annual saltwater fishing tournament and fish fry in 1987. The proceeds were donated to the Lord’s Place Childrens Center. 

The Lord’s Place transforms lives by providing solutions that break the cycle of homelessness for the most vulnerable and neglected in Palm Beach County. The nonprofit has been serving men, women and families in the community for over 30 years. Their services are constantly evolving to eradicate local homelessness for good.

Donald Trump is Appointed Chairman of the New York Citizens Committee for the 78th Annual NAACP Convention

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Donald J. Trump, president of the Trump Organization, New York City, will deliver the main address at the 120th starting exercise of Lehigh University on June 5 in Stabler Arena. Trump, known for his New York City and Atlantic City buildings, will also be awarded an honorary doctorate in law.

Trump said his brother was a 1960 Lehigh graduate, late Frederick C. Trump Jr. The ceremonies are expected to be attended by an audience of 7,000 graduates, faculty and staff, parents and invited relatives and friends. Trump, a graduate of Wharton School of Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, is a major participant in the real estate market in New York.

His holdings include Trump Tower, a 68-story skyscraper of $200 million, Trump Plaza, a luxury cooperative, and the Grand Hyatt Hotel, a 1,500-room facility adjacent to the Grand Central Terminal and connected to it. Trump Parc, a 350-unit condominium near Central Park, is being built. Trump also owns a large share of Alexander’s Inc., a city, Long Island and New Jersey retail operation.

Trump recently undertook a project to complete the $12 million cost of Wollman Skating Rink in Central Park, which the city has been building for over six years. He completed the rink for $3 million in four months. Trump has two hotels in Atlantic City, the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino and the Castle Hotel and Casino of Trump.

Earlier this year, Resorts International Inc., which already operates Resorts I, acquired voting control. A hotel called the Taj Mahal is under construction. The acquisition of resorts also includes three hotels in the Bahamas on Paradise Island. Trump, a native of New York City, servedas co-chairman of the New York Vietnam Memorial Fund and is a founding member of the St. John the Divine Cathedral Completion Committee. Trump is a special adviser to the Physical Fitness and Sports Council of the President.

He received the Wharton Entrepreneurial Club’s first Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1984 and was elected to the Wharton Hall of Fame. He serves as director of the Fred C. Trump Foundation and was recently appointed president of the New York Citizens Committee for the 78th NAACP Annual Convention.

The speaker’s announcement was made by Lehigh President Peter Likins and this year’s senior class president Jeffrey D. Enslin. The senior class at Lehigh works with the administration to select a beginning speaker. “Lehigh is very happy to have Donald Trump as the speaker at the beginning,” Likins said. “He’s a man of great imagination, courage and vision, and I’m sure our graduates will eagerly receive his message.”


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In a move that City Hall insiders say is calculated to embarrass Mayor Koch, Donald Trump agreed to speak here at the NAACP meeting next month, and help throw a pre-convention Party.

Last year, after Koch’s office tried halfheartedly to keep the civil rights organization in New York, a bitter NAACP moved its headquarters to Baltimore.

Now, an insider says, Trump will use the convention to show that he is more interested in keeping people in the city than the mayor. Trump refused to say if his role in the convention has anything to do with his feud with the mayor.

Donald Trump also once donated to Al Sharpton’s organization to help inner city youth.

Trump Donated to Al Sharpton’s National Youth Movement Organization

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Rev. Al Sharpton was arrested yesterday on charges of stealing from an organization he established nearly 20 years ago at least $250,000 with promises to help young people.

Mr. Sharpton, who is 34 years old, was charged with the prosecution obtained by State Attorney General Robert Abrams, which listed 67 large larceny charges, falsified business records and fraud. He was arrested at his home in Brooklyn, arrested at the State Supreme Court in Manhattan and then taken to Albany, where he is to be arrested today on charges of income tax in a related investigation by a separate grand jury under the direction of Mr. Abrams.

The indictment in Manhattan, which was handed over on Wednesday and made public yesterday, was founded in 1971 by an investigation into the National Youth Movement, which Mr. Sharpton founded when he was in high school in 1971.

From January 1985 to January 1988, the prosecution claims that Mr. Sharpton misrepresented the organization as a non-profit organization and applied for contributions in excess of $1,000 from various companies and individuals, including the Coca-Cola Company, Don King and Donald J. Trump.

Mr. Sharpton said the organization was intended to promote job training, anti-drug programs, registration of voters and other programs and had up to 15,000 members across the country at one time. However, the authorities question whether there were many more members and a handful of associates beyond Mr. Sharpton.