Esteemed award recipients, including Donald Trump,
combined with large group of enthusiastic attendees,
festive atmosphere and extensive media coverage
to create a star-studded evening

The atmosphere was electric as the Wharton Club of DC held its 44th Annual Joseph Wharton Awards Dinner at the Park Hyatt Washington on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Over 250 attendees enjoyed the VIP and regular receptions in honor of the award recipients:

  • Donald J. Trump, W'68
  • Jennifer Clifford Simpson, W'94
  • S.A. Ibrahim, WG'78
  • His Excellency Ron Dermer, W'93

The Club also began a new Steven R. Oser Award, for service to the DC Wharton Club. Dedicated to the memory of Steve, W'76, a long-time member and officer, the first recipient was the Club's Chairman, Jean-François Orsini, WG'72, WPhD'84, the Club's Chairman.

Click here to watch a YouTube video that captures some of the evening's highlights.

To see (or order) photos, you have two options:

  • One is from Blacktie-DC.com, just go to this site for their story and photos: https://www.blacktie-dc.com/photos/photoevent.cfm?id=125. You can right-click to download a digital image, or can order prints.
  • The other site is http://elite-images.smugmug.com / You can go there for higher resolution downloads or to order prints (can crop and adjust). That company's service is excellent, as is print quality. There are two files. The smaller one is on the left, and it contains many of the better photos. You can select from either one......nearly 600 shots. Likely that you're in one or more at the reception.

And click HERE to view an article about the Gala that's in HollywoodonthePotomac.com..  Here's a small part of it:

“The Donald”

“The Donald”

by contributor Donna Shor
Photo credit: Lawrence French

During the 44th Annual Joseph Wharton Awards Dinner at the Park Hyatt honoring leading alums, awardee Donald Trump found himself in the spotlight ― a position he happily inhabits — with his audience in stitches at his acceptance speech.

Donald Trump has been a longtime supporter and both he and daughter Ivanka are alumni. This annual dinner, held by the Wharton Club of Washington, DC, honors outstanding business, government, and professional leaders.

Click HERE to read the rest of it.