When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.
Each fall, the student government association at New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business, known as Stern Student Corporation, or SCorp, hosts the Charity Ball, a night of dinner, drinks and dancing to benefit a New York City–area charity (the charity recipient changes each year). In 2010, proceeds from the Charity Ball, which was held at the Central Park Boathouse, benefitted iMentor, an association that has been connecting high school–aged youth with adult mentors since 1999. The 15th Annual Charity Ball in 2011 was held at Slate and raised nearly $20,000 for CFY, a charity that empowers children in low-income communities by partnering with schools to provide them access to modern technology.
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