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|Eric F. Trump|
January 6, 1984 |
New York, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
|Parents||Donald J. Trump and Ivana Trump|
|The Trump Organization
The Eric Trump Foundation
Eric Fredrick Trump (born January 6, 1984) is the third child of Donald J. Trump and Ivana Trump, and is Executive Vice President, Development and Acquisitions, at The Trump Organization, Trump Tower. He is also the founder and chairman of The Eric Trump Foundation.
Early life and education 
Trump was born in New York City. He has two full siblings, Donald, Jr. and Ivanka, and two half-siblings, Tiffany, from his father's marriage to Marla Maples, as well as a younger half-brother, Barron, from his father's current marriage to Melania Knauss-Trump.
In 2002, Trump graduated from The Hill School, where he remains an active board member. He joined The Trump Organization in 2006, after graduating with honors from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a degree in finance and management and minor in psychology.
The Trump Organization 
Trump is the Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions, as well as a Task Advisor and Boardroom Judge on The Apprentice.
Most recently, Trump oversaw the acquisition of the Kluge Winery and Vineyard in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulting in the development of Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing, LLC. He is also jointly responsible for the operation and expansion of the Trump Hotel Collection properties in Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Panama, Waikiki, Washington D.C. and Philippines.
Trump is primarily responsible for the expansion of the Trump National Golf Club portfolio of properties. Currently, Trump directly oversees multiple Trump Golf properties in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, California and Puerto Rico.
Eric Trump Foundation 
Six years ago,[when?] Trump and his friends created The Eric Trump Foundation (ETF) with the idea that young adults should do more for the community. The foundation strives to improve the lives of children battling life-threatening diseases at Saint Jude Children's Hospital. To date,[when?] ETF has raised nearly $6 million toward this mission and has established itself as a leading global philanthropy by maintaining a lean infrastructure that has allowed ETF to sustain one of the lowest expense ratios of any registered 501(c)(3) charity. Trump picked Saint Jude Children's Hospital as his beneficiary because no child is ever denied treatment due to their inability to pay and because the research hospital shares their findings with any/all global cancer studies and/or treating physicians free of charge.
On November 30, 2012, The Eric Trump Foundation entered into a $20 million dollar/10-year commitment with St. Jude for the naming rights and construction of The Eric Trump Foundation Surgical & ICU Center, opening in 2015. ETF also funds a state-of-the-art cancer research lab at St. Jude, The Eric Trump Foundation AMKL Research Lab. This past year,[when?] research led by the ETF lab and Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project made a groundbreaking discovery and identified a critical fusion gene responsible for nearly 30% of a rare subtype of childhood leukemia with an extremely poor prognosis.
The main fundraiser for the foundation is the annual golf invitational held at Trump National Golf Club, Westchester, New York, every September. Here, 36 golf foursomes and celebrities compete for prizes, including Trump golf and hotel packages, as well as A-list celebrity experiences, NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA and NASCAR packages, high-performance automobiles and exclusive vacations, followed by an evening dinner and live auction. Past hosts have included Jimmy Fallon and Bret Michaels. The 6th Annual Eric Trump Foundation dinner was held on September 10, 2012, at Trump National Golf Club, Westchester, featuring a performance by comedian, Lisa Lampanelli, and raised over $1.5 million. Recent ETF benefits at both Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles, and Trump National Golf Club, Hudson Valley, have also proven very successful.
With plans to expand this Golf Invitational to all Trump National properties within the coming years, ETF aims to raise even more money for Saint Jude Children's Hospital. The foundation has also generated nearly $500,000 in donations from a permanent online Charitybuzz auction site page, which has offered items such as "Spend the Entire Day with President Bill Clinton" and "Sit in Derek Jeter's Personal Seats at a New York Yankees Game & Meet the Future Hall of Famer on the Field during Batting Practice".
Trump drew criticism for an African hunting trip he took with his brother Donald Trump, Jr. in 2010. PETA condemned the pair after photos showed the brothers on a safari in Zimbabwe, where they hunted animals that included a leopard, elephant, buffalo and crocodile. The Director General of The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, V. Chandenga, issued an official response supporting the brothers and calling any allegations to the contrary "baseless" and "false". Both brothers further defended their safari via Twitter, affirming their actions as hunters and longtime advocates of the outdoors.Donald Trump Sr. also addressed the controversy via TMZ saying that he fully supported his sons.
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