Wiesel has more than 100 honorary degrees from institutions of higher learning and is the President of The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, an organization he and his wife created to fight indifference, intolerance, and injustice.

Las Vegas Informer: The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus honored Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel at the 8th Annual In Pursuit of Excellence Gala on Saturday, Nov. 17 at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino. Elie Wiesel was awarded the Pursuit of Excellence Award for his leadership in education and his activism in human rights.

Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust, has written more than 50 books of fiction and non-fiction, including his memoir Night (La Nuit), which has been translated into more than 30 languages. He has received numerous awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Nobel Peace Prize and U.S. Congressional Gold Medal…. 

The In Pursuit of Excellence Gala was held to raise funds to benefit Adelson Educational Campus’ scholarship program for students in need. The night entailed a silent auction and cocktail reception followed by a gourmet dinner, program and dancing. Over $600,000 was raised for scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year.

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