Betsy DeVos Puts Children First
August 21, 2017
There is no point in doing work unless it involves children and helping them. Betsy DeVos knows this and tries to make sure that she can do everything possible to help children who she works with. As the secretary of education, this means that it is her goal to help every child in the United States. She wants to see them be successful and wants to make sure that she is providing them with the opportunities that they need to have a successful education system. For Betsy DeVos to do all of this, she had to make sure that she was working toward bettering herself and making sure that she knew a lot about education and how she could help children. For the sake of her career, Betsy DeVos has been a positive influencer and has been able to get a lot out of the educational sector so that she can continue providing children with all of the options that they need for success.
When Betsy DeVos first started, she saw that the public education system was not what it could be. She knew that students were missing out because of the way that the schools were set up. She wanted to see students be successful, so she worked hard to make sure that she was doing things like offering voucher programs. She used the power that she had to set up these programs and to make it possible for children to go to private school even if they couldn’t afford it.After Betsy DeVos had done all of this, she found the way to help students even more was through programs like charter schools. These are schools that are set up like private schools but they are a part of public education. There, students wouldn’t have to worry about how much their education cost.
They could combine all of the aspects of education and still get the best experience for the most affordable amount. It allowed students the chance to be able to experience all of the things that they would get in a private school.Throughout her career, Betsy DeVos has been a great philanthropist. She works hard to help other people and she knows that her help will be influential for everyone and all of the students who are in the United States. She has involved her whole family in her philanthropic efforts and that is a huge part of their lives together. She makes sure that her family members are all working toward the same goal as her to make sure that they are getting the best experience for the education that they have even if they are not able to afford the things that would normally make their education better.
Mr. Logan Stout – An Accomplished Entrepreneur And Successful Speaker
August 4, 2017
Logan Stout is the Executive Director and Founder of IDLife Company. The company was founded in 2014 and has grown to be one of the top 100 MLM Companies in the world. IDLife business activity is directed in health sector and wellness of human beings. It trades nutritional supplements, which are made from organic products. The supplements are made purposefully for nutrition and weight management.
Logan is also an accomplished entrepreneur and business owner. He has managed to generate billions of dollars throughout his career as a business person. He is an organized person and always ensures that his days have the same experience every single day. His leadership qualities and team building capability made him one of the cherished keynote speakers in the globe.
As a good team builder, Logan Stout is fanatical about helping people develop good leadership skills. He has been helping people through his writings. One of his writings, which was published in 2013 is “The Stout Advice”. The work is about secrets to building people, teams, and yourself as well. The book was also endorsed by respected entrepreneurs like Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran. Logan Stout has also partnered with motivational speakers and authors who share the same vision. One of them is Mr. John Maxwell. Together with Mr. Maxwell, Logan has managed to bring personal development and leadership training to more than 196 nations across the world.
Mr. Logan Stout is also the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Dallas Patriots, a baseball organization. He has been leading and mentoring youth through the organization. Currently, Dallas Patriots is one of the leading baseball organizations around the globe. It has world-class coaches and instructors. Every player who graduated from Dallas Patriots always has the opportunity of playing college baseball.
As a public speaker, Logan Stout has appeared in several live events including radio and television. He has featured in several publications like NYT (New York Times), DMN (Dallas Morning News), and PLM (Philadelphia Life Magazine). Regarding live media channels, Logan has been on FOX, The Ticket, The Fan, and CBS Radio. Logan Stout attended the University of Dallas, from where he received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Dick Devos -Finding Happiness in Giving Back
August 4, 2017
Dick and Betsy Devos are a power couple that loves giving back. In their lifetimes, they have managed to give out $139 million dollars in charitable contributions. Dick is the product of public school and strives to improve the education system the best way he can. He and his wife give out wholeheartedly without expecting anything in return. The couple contributed $11.6 million to charity in 2015. This is double the $5.3 million they have spent in campaign donations in the last five years.
The two belong to a high profile family dynasty that has been a key player in Republican politics for years and is led by Dick’s dad, Rich Devos, who is the Amway co-founder. Dick Devos’ father and siblings gave out close to $104 million in charitable donations in 2015. This series of actions led the family to Forbes “America’s Top Givers” list.
Education is a priority to Dick and Betsy. They put aside a little over $3 million specifically towards educational causes. Education accounted for 26% of their charitable donations in 2015. The foundation also awarded $357000 (or 3%) to groups which support education reform. Dick Devos has mentioned that together with his wife they feel as though the current education system does not fulfil the American dream. It is not fair that kids growing up in the “Wrong ZIP code” cannot get the chance to access the American dream and have the necessary education that will give them a shot at the dream.
Dick Devos was born in 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Even as a child, he was always involved in the family business. He went to Northwood University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He then went on to Harvard Business School and Wharton School’s Executive Programs but did not graduate. He has been given honorary doctorates from Central Michigan, Grove City College, and Northwood University. DeVos was CEP of Amway from 1993 – 2002.
In 2012, Dick Devos was involved in the engineering of the 2012 law. The law changed Michigan from the home of organised labor to a state where Union membership is not a condition for you to get work. Dick and his wife Betsy formed an organisation, the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation. The foundation has been reported to give away $138.7 million to different causes such as health and human services, arts and culture, policy initiatives that are based on education reform and private school scholarships. The couple made the leading donation of $12.5 million to go towards the construction of the children’s hospital that was named after Helen Devos, who was Amway Co-founder’s wife. Education reform is at the heart of the Devos’ initiatives. Dick Devos started an aviation high school at Grand Rapids International Airport.
Richard Smith, the Technocrat
July 28, 2017
Richard A. Smith, commonly known as Rick, is a 65-year-old American who has made a great name for himself not only in the technology industry but also the business world. He has vast knowledge that he gained from his wide school coverage. Mr. Richard Smith, the Technocrat is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering which he acquired from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then advanced his studies to a master’s level in the State University of New York at Brockport where he did Masters in Mathematics. His thirst for more knowledge got him at Rochester’s Simon School where he did Masters in Business Administration. He is also an Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Owing to his firm and diverse background in education, the zealous engineer has been able to venture into various companies in the US holding senior positions. He kicked off his career in 1972 at Frontier Information Technologies where he served as the Chief Information Officer and also the Controller of Communications. Due to his hard work and professionalism, he quickly rose to the position of the Vice President of Financial Management. He held many positions at the Frontier Corp; he was the Vice President of Telephone Operations, Director, Chairman and in 1998 before leaving the company he served as the president.He joined Eschelon Telecom Inc. in October 1998, where he held the position of the Chief Financial Officer until March 2000. He was then promoted to the position of a Chief Operating Officer, a position which he apprehended from April 2000 to July 2003. Thereafter he became the C.E.O of the company from August 2003 to August 2007. Having left a record of due diligence in his work.
Mr. Smith joined Securus Technologies as the Technologies Director on 23rd June 2008. Shortly after he was promoted to the chairman and the C.E.O of the company on 25th January 2009 and still holds the position to date. He is also the current director at Integra Telecom.With Securus (the company he is heading), Mr. Smith has successfully expanded the scope of company operations. He is passionate about using his knowledge to do good to the society. This is the reason why he is struggling to the extent of even fighting court cases to ensure that the prison communication technology works efficiently. The sole purpose of the technology is to curb unlawful and illegal communication that goes on between inmates and the people outside. He has stood firmly behind this technology because he believes that technology (commonly associated with vices) can be used to fight crime and protect other inmates, guards, and people outside the prison. What a definition of patriotism!
Groups advocating for civil, human and migrant rights
July 21, 2017
Lacey and Jim Larkin were known to journalist and the co-founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Their main mission is to support the organizations that are fighting for equality in the society. The two put $3.75 million compensation money of their arrest by Sherriff Joe to put up and support other organizations that were championing for the civil, human rights of the immigrants in Arizona.
Through the revelation of the grand jury proceedings concerning the Sherriff, Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested. They then focused a lot of attention on First Amendment rights that will benefit the victims of discrimination and create normalcy in the society. They then made a huge step and sued the county for their arrest and finally won the case.
Many organizations and agencies have been set to speak on behalf of the immigrants and defend their rights. The main agenda of these groups is to bring sanity to the society that is defined by the acts of discrimination and avails better chance for all people. This will create a society marked by fairness for all and reduces the vulnerability of the citizens from the falling edge of discrimination.
NNIRR is one of the recognized organizations that are fighting for the rights of the immigrants. To set its objectives achievable, it has worked closely with other agencies so as to take the rights of the immigrants to its niche.
Additionally, the organization also fights for the labors regarding workforce cost negotiation through the movements that champion for the good pay. The platform of the NNIRR enables it to centralize their exercise and fights s a unit. Lacey and Larkin boosted the efforts of NNIRR through their funding to create a chance for equality and enables the discriminated immigrants and citizens speak with one voice. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Phoenix New Time
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, CHIRLA is another group that was set up purpose to end the escalating level of discrimination. This organization was established by Ford Foundation with the primary aim of sensitizing the immigrants on their rights by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. CHIRLA has made a lot of transformation in the restoration of equality to all people despite the race and background.
Lacey and Larkin after winning their case and getting compensated, they decided to put up Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. This organization was set to advocate for the civil and human right mainly in Arizona following the poor leadership and persecution of the Mexican immigrants. Also, the platform of the organization also integrated the strategies of ending the border killing that was experienced in the Mexico-U.S border.
Furthermore, another group that occupied the front-line in advocating the human rights is the American Civil Liberties Union. The organization work was to let the will of the citizens despite the race be addressed according to the Constitution. The group also made a leeway for the legal assistance in case the rights of the citizens are overstepped.
As a matter of fact, Lacey and Larkin have played a significant role in bringing the transformation to the society through their support to the civil rights agencies.
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U.S. Money Reserve: Gold an Economic Safe-Haven
July 13, 2017
One of the United States’ largest and most dynamic distributors of government-issued coins, the U.S. Money Reserve has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans make informed and profitable purchases of gold, silver, and other government-issued precious metals.
Based in Austin, Texas and founded in 2001, the U.S. Money Reserve has built a client base of over 400,000 happy and returning customers. Specializing in the retail of government-issued coins and precious metals, the company provides customers with a diverse set of services in wealth management.
Operated by over a hundred highly informed and knowledgeable professionals, the U.S. Money reserve continues to offer superb portfolio management for customers seeking to safeguard and diversify their money. With a singular focus on the precious metals industry, the U.S. Money Reserve, currently led by the former United States Mint Director, has access to the industry’s most valuable insider knowledge; allowing the company’s experts to provide clients with the most financially sound purchasing advice.
In the continued spirit of promoting their clients’ financial wellbeing, the U.S. Money Reserve has recently published an exclusive eBook entitled “The 2017 War of Nerves: Global Risk and Your Money.” Available online, the recent special report informs anxious Americans on how to avoid the financial repercussions of global economic risks by buying gold. Learn more about US Money Reserve: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-money-reserve-reports-how-to-protect-wealth-from-increasing-global-risks-in-exclusive-ebook-300475919.html
Given the world’s current political and economic climate riddled with trade wars and rising financial insecurity, economic experts forecast significant levels of economic risk and instability. In this face of this expected economic uncertainty, the company’s report educates Americans on how to safeguard against these looming circumstances and protect their money by buying gold. Read more: Working at US Money Reserve | Glassdoor
According to Philip N. Diehl, one of the most celebrated former U.S. Mint Directors and current President of U.S. Money Reserve, “gold has long been the world’s safe-haven asset, which is why we see gold’s greatest price surges during times of economic uncertainty.”
He continues to explain that gold “is tangible and less vulnerable to volatility, making gold a powerful government approved tool in protecting…savings from global risk and potential loss.”
Accompanying this beneficial report, the U.S. Money Reserve is also offering new customers an exclusive opportunity to buy 1/10 oz. gold American Eagle coins at a uniquely reduced price.
The Reserve expects that the company’s coin inventory will sell out entirely given the price of this rare offer, and encourages Americans to not only benefit from the advice provided in the report, but to also purchase these one of a kind coins while they are still available at their current price.
Jeremy Goldstein and New York Law
July 5, 2017
For all the negatives that come with it, technology can really improve the way people live. This is certainly the case for people living in the New York community. The members of this community have a new, convenient method to help them find the legal help they may need. This new system has made what can be a very stressful process much less painful.
The New York Bar Association has created a unique online portal to help clients with legal needs. This system helps to pair people with attorneys across the area. The system is online and therefore available 24 hours a day seven days a week. The Bar Association worked in conjunction with Legal.io. to put together this system. Clients can now rest assured that they will have a lawyer that is in good standing.
Using the new system created by the Association is pretty simple. Users log on to the website https://nysbalris.legal.io. From there they complete a survey that will pair them with a qualified attorney. The initial referral is free, however clients will be charged 35 if they choose to actually meet with the attorney. This first meeting is usually on 30 minutes. Under unique circumstances the $35 fee is sometimes waived.
Those people that choose to use this system may get paired up with New York attorney Jeremy Goldstein. A partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein& Associates LLC, Goldstein has been working in the New York Law system for many years. Goldstein has worked with a number of large well known companies during his career including f Goodrich by United Technologies, Bank of America Corporation, and AT&T Wireless Services. Goldstein graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University and later earned a M.A. from the University of Chicago. Goldstein has built an impressive resume and would be an excellent attorney to work with in the New York area.
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US Money Reserve Helps You Diversity Your Savings in Precious Metals
July 1, 2017
The US Money Reserve which is America’s Gold Authority has released a new eBook on the value of gold during the political turmoil and unrest that seem to be spreading around the world recently. The book comes with an offer of a 1/10 oz of Gold American Eagle Coin for a limited-edition cost. This is available with the book for a limited edition offer at no additional cost to the customer.
The book talks about the risks and rewards of investing in gold during these politically trying times. As trade wars and global threats loom one of the best choices people can make are to invest in gold to help them ensure their family has money when they need it the most. Gold will always have some value, and that value has been skyrocketing as of late. It’s a great investment to ensure your family is safe in the long-run. Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://www.usmoneyreserve.com/why-usmr/ and https://www.usmoneyreserve.com/why-usmr/about-the-mint-director/
The US government is selling a limited-edition coin containing gold for a limited amount of time at a special, affordable price. Gold is the world’s “safest-haven asset”, which makes it a great investment for you and your family during these politically unsure times that have spread around and gripped the entire world.
The US Money Reserve has been in business for over a decade and its main mission is to provide customers with quality US-government issued gold coins as a long-term source of investment and a secure opportunity to ensure their family is safe in the future through solid, quality gold investments. The US Money Reserve has over 400,000 satisfied customers to date, and much more will be satisfied in the future.
People have long trusted the US Money Reserve to pick the highest quality precious metals to invest their money in to build the most valuable portfolios possible for the money that was invested in those portfolios.
We have some of the most trusted professionals in the business and strive to build a valuable portfolio that satisfies each individual customer that chooses to use our services. We also sell silver, platinum, and other precious metals as well as gold to help diversify and add exceptional value to every single portfolio we create.
Eva Moskowitz Gains Recognition With $250,000 Broad Prize
June 29, 2017
Another success came to Success Academy Charter Schools as founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz accepted the $250,000 Broad Prize earlier this month. She was presented with the honorably prestigious grant at the National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, D.C for her unwavering efforts in raising the achievement levels of low-income children of color. Eva Moskowitz has designated the sum to go towards college readiness programs soon.
This is a huge feat for Eva Moskowitz and her rapidly growing system. It has been a long time coming since the leader in education reform began building the academic network. Eva Moskowitz opened the first Success Academy in Harlem in 2006. Since then, 40 sites have been constructed. Today, Success Academy Charter Schools the largest public charter school network in New York city with over 14,000 students combined. Statistically, 76 percent of these children are low-income and 93 percent are of African American or Hispanic descent. Her mission statement is to “challenge the conventional wisdom that children from low-income, minority neighborhoods cannot achieve at the highest academic levels.”
Eva Moskowitz and her charter schools receive much support from the community, especially the wealthy sum in the hedge fund sector, for their determination in bridging the gap for less fortunate children and children of color. They received a reported $60 million in revenue for fiscal year 2014, a considerable difference from the $42 million earned in 2013, and for good reason. As noted by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, each of the networks high school and middle schools placed in the top 10 percent of schools statewide in tests on English, math, and science in 2016. Minority and lower income students reported better than wealthier, Caucasian students statewide at the proficient and advanced levels in all three subjects.
“This award acknowledges that students in poor inner-city neighborhoods can achieve as well or better as those from the most affluent suburbs,” Moskowitz stated during her acceptance speech for the Broad Prize in Washington.
DMAC CEO Hussain Sajwani Gives Back as His Company Continues to Grow
June 21, 2017
DAMAC Properties is a Dubai-based real estate investment and development company that focuses its efforts on various types of property throughout the Middle East. It has been in operation since 2002 and is notable for its luxurious properties and unique marketing methods. Since the election of Donald Trump, the company is also well known for working with the American real estate mogul on his Trump brand golf courses. DAMAC is run by its founder, Hussain Sajwani, who currently heads the company as Chairman and CEO.
Hussain Sajwani was raised in a middle-class family by an entrepreneurial father. He developed his understanding and interest in the business world while observing his father operate his watch shop. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1981 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Science, Economics and Industrial Engineering. Sajwani put his education to use and expanded on the skills taught by his father by founding and developing numerous companies. The largest of his projects has been the development of DAMAC. The company now employs over 2,000 people and is one of the largest of its kind in the middle east.
The Hussain Sajwani family maintain a close relationship with Donald Trump and his own children. Sajwani celebrated New Year’s Eve in the United States with Donald Trump and openly discusses how close his wife is with Trump’s daughter, Ivanka. The pair maintains contact but has put their business dealings on hold to avoid conflict with Trump’s new political position. Sajwani is uninterested in becoming involved in politics and instead chooses to continue to expand his role as Damac Owner instead.
Prior to the founding of DAMAC, Hussain Sajwani worked in the food industry. A point of pride for him during this time was in providing supplies to American troops stationed in the Middle East during Desert Storm. He began this part of his company, a branch that still exists today, in the 1980s as a supplier of catering services. The business thrived but failed to bring Sajwani the scale of profit and success he dreamed of. This was why he chose to sample the real estate industry through the founding of DAMAC.
Today, the self-made billionaire is still expanding his company but has added philanthropy to his resume as well. His chosen charitable endeavors have been child-based. DAMAC has donated over two million AED to charities that provide poor children with the clothing they desperately need. The charity’s goal has been to clothe a million children and Sajwani’s donation made it possible for the organization to provide for an astounding 50,000 needy children. His authorization to DMAC to fund charitable causes will undoubtedly lead to many additional success stories in the future.
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