|Eric F. Trump|
January 6, 1984 |
New York, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
|Occupation||Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization
Founder of The Eric Trump Foundation
|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 American business magnet, Donald J. Trump and his first wife, Ivana Trump. He is Executive Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, at The Trump Organization, and directs new project acquisition and development throughout the world, alongside his brother, Donald, Jr. and sister, Ivanka. In 2006, he founded The Eric Trump Foundation, which has donated and pledged over $28 million to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Early life and education
Trump was born in New York City and attended Trinity School. In 2002, he graduated from The Hill School and served as a board member until 2013. 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. 
The Trump Organization
Trump is an Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions, as well as a task advisor and boardroom judge on The Apprentice.
He is charged with the domestic and global expansion of the company's real estate interests.  Alongside his father, Eric spearheaded the expansion of the Trump Golf portfolio of properties - increasing the number from three (3) when he joined the company in 2006, to over fifteen (15) today. With multiple courses in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, California, and Puerto Rico, Trump regularly identifies and pursues distressed golf properties for domestic and global expansion. Currently, Eric is responsible for the redesign and renovation of the newly acquired Trump National Doral, Miami, FL. 
Trump and his siblings are credited with the creation and management of the Trump Hotel Collection properties. Eric's current management portfolio of global hotels includes Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Panama, Waikiki, Punta del Este, Washington D.C., Vancouver, the Philippines and Rio. 
Trump also executed the acquisition of the Kluge Winery and Vineyard in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulting in the development of the Trump Winery. Recently, Eric earned Wine Enthusiast Magazine's "Rising Star of the Year" Award for the 2013. 
Eric Trump is an authority in the business sector and regularly delivers keynote speeches at international business, winery and real estate conferences around the world. In 2012, Eric was recognized by Forbes Magazine among their top 30 under 30 in Real Estate and by the New York Observer as one of the 20 Most Important Young Philanthropists. 
The Eric Trump Foundation
Founded in 2006, The Eric Trump Foundation (ETF) is dedicated to raising money for terminally-ill children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - donating and pledging nearly $28 million, to date.
The Eric Trump Foundation uses only Trump owned and operated facilities, full-time volunteers, donated food & beverage product, and pro-bono celebrity performers to ensure that St. Jude Children's Research Hospital receives nearly all of the monies raised by the foundation each year.
Recently, The Eric Trump Foundation pledged $20 million to St. Jude for the construction of The Eric Trump Foundation Surgery & ICU Center, opening in 2015. In 2012, The Eric Trump Foundation Cancer Research Lab at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital made a groundbreaking discovery and identified a critical fusion gene responsible for almost 30% of a rare subtype of childhood leukemia.
The main fundraiser for the foundation is an annual golf invitational held every September at Trump National Golf Club, Westchester, NY. Past hosts have included Jimmy Fallon, Bret Michaels, Lisa Lampanelli and John Rich. This year, the event raised nearly $2 million for St. Jude.
The foundation also generates nearly $500,000 per year from a permanent Charitybuzz online auction, which regularly offers such items 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."
The Eric Trump Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
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.
- "Welcome". Eric Trump Foundation. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
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- Hoover, Andrew (November 17, 2013). "2013 Rising Star of the Year: Eric Trump". Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Retrieved November 17 2013.
- Davis, Peter (April 10, 2013). "New York's Young Philanthropist Powerhouse Eric Trump". New York Observer. Retrieved April 10 2013.
- "Groundbreaking Discovery made by The Eric Trump Foundation AMKL Cancer Research Lab". Eric Trump Foundation. May 14, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
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- "Page Six: Eric Trump Proposes to Lara Yunaska". New York Post. July 5, 2013.