Vision and Reality Award

“Family Business Dynasties”

New York, NY  November 20, 2012 

The European School of Economics  announces that its 5th annual scholarship fundraising Gala will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 6:30PM – 10:30PM at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. This year, the Gala will celebrate “Family Business Dynasties” and honor legendary keynote speaker Donald J. Trump, Chairman and President of The Trump Organization as well as Rick Hilton, the Founder and Chairman of Hilton & Hyland Real Estate, and Kathy Hilton, influential fashion designer and entrepreneur. Awards will be presented by Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric F. Trump, as well as Paris and Nicky Hilton.

The Gala benefits the ESE’s scholarship in the U.S. to help deserving less fortunate American students to pursue the education of their choice. The ESE will also be donating 30% of this year’s Gala’s proceeds to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City in support of hurricane relief efforts. 

Gala attendees will enjoy an evening filled with cocktails, food, and live music, while having the opportunity to learn how families like the Trumps and Hiltons achieved their success.

Elio D’Anna, ESE President said, “Our Galas are always exciting events. Past Galas have honored Beyoncé, Gordon Bethune, Tracy Morgan, Dr. Steven Lamm, and other distinguished individuals. The funds raised have made it possible for hundreds of exceptional students to continue their education. This year, we are additionally proud to contribute to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.” 


About the European School of Economics 

The mission of the European School of Economics  is to award scholarships to underprivileged American students to access higher education. Students are selected by a review panel of experts and both academic excellence and community enhancement are factors in the decision. 

The purpose of The European School of Economics Scholarship Awards is to transform the lives of student by making a unique education available to them. We enable research and advanced study through the development and expansion of the world class resources and an outstanding learning environment.