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 NYU Stern student government association—known as the 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). The James Bond–themed 2012 Charity Ball was held at the Highline Ballroom and helped fund clean water projects in Ethiopia and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. In 2011, proceeds from the Charity Ball, which had a Classic Hollywood theme, benefitted CFY Digital Learning Program, an initiative that brings digital learning to students, families and teachers in low-income areas across the United States. The Charity Ball typically raises between $10,000 and $20,000 each year, according to the school’s Web site, and a December 2012 Stern Opportunity article reported that the 2012 event raised over $15,000.
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