Donald Trump Donates To The Covenant Ballet Theatre

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Dance scholarship recipient, Mikhail Calliste, and CBTB Artistic Director, Marla Hirokawa. (Photo courtesy of Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn, Inc., 2010)
Dance scholarship recipient, Mikhail Calliste, and CBTB Artistic Director, Marla Hirokawa. (Photo courtesy of Covenant Ballet Theater of Brooklyn, Inc., 2010)

Donald Trump, billionaire real estate developer and all around media punching bag, might not have many well-wishers in the world but he certainly has friends for life at the Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn (CBTB). “The Donald” donated a generous $2,500 to the CBTB, which has been in vital need of funds since undergoing a recent financial crisis spurred on by the events of Superstorm Sandy.

Last month, we reported that the CBTB had to give up its 3,500 square foot home on 2085 Coney Island Avenue and vacate by May 31, a month short of their normal program end date. The unique theater, which has been training novices and professionals for years, set up a “Fund Anything” campaign in an effort to raise $19,000.

Trump’s donation puts the CBTB just under the halfway mark towards their goal with 41 days remaining. If you would like to join Trump in helping to keep this Southern Brooklyn institution afloat, you can do so by clicking here.

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You can also donate to the CBTB directly by mailing checks to 2718A East 21st Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11235, and making them payable to Covenant Ballet Theatre.

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  1. […] When we last reported on the status of the theatre, which was in desperate need of funds following their need for new facilities, Donald Trump of all people kicked in a generous $2,500. The CBTB had to give up its 3,500 square foot home on 2085 Coney Island Avenue and vacate by May 31. Thankfully, with the cash they need in hand, they can cruise into new facilities and keep their unique school for dance running in Southern Brooklyn. […]

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