PHOTO: Victoria Anne Tropper, 21, died on September 11, 2013, in a tragic car accident.
West Long Branch, NJ - SEB Bank, New York Branch, (SEB NY) donated 100 per cent of commissions from its operations on December 6 to Victoria’s Wings.
Victoria’s Wings was started by Steve and Aurora Tropper to honor their daughter’s dream of helping others. Victoria Anne Tropper, 21, died on September 11, 2013, in a tragic car accident. Victoria was a senior at Monmouth University with plans to enter medical school and pursue a life of helping people. The family chose to cherish and honor her memory by establishing Victoria’s Wings to help support causes close to their daughter’s heart. The charities include the Monmouth University Victoria Tropper’s Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Lupus Foundation of America, the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Steve Tropper, a foreign exchange trader at SEB NY, was amazed by the support of his colleagues and SEB clients. "The day meant a lot to me since many will benefit from the overwhelming participation and support received,” he said. “Following in my daughter Victoria's footsteps of helping people, my belief in humanity was reinforced once again. I miss Victoria every day and will keep her memory alive always."
His wife Aurora said: “We are quite pleased with the outcome of the commission day. Everyone at SEB worked so hard to bring this day to a full success. This could not have been possible without the support of all our friends, family and colleagues. We are grateful for all the efforts made in collaboration with SEB. Our mission ‘Viva Victoria’ has begun, as she spreads her spirit of charity to the community.”
Erik Bauer, head of markets, SEB NY, stated: “What a sensational day. Thanks to the support of our staff and many US and global clients, we exceeded our expectations and saw more activity than in a typical day. For us, it’s important to make every effort to help honor Victoria’s memory and we were happy to see so many colleagues and clients participate from across the globe.”
For more information on Victoria’s Wings, visit www.victoriaswings.org. To contribute to the Victoria Tropper’s Memorial Scholarship Fund, call Monmouth University at 732-571-3411.