Betsy Devos a philanthropist with a reformist heart

A philanthropist is someone who has given of their time and/or money in a desire to help promote the welfare of others. One person that comes to mind when I think of great contributors is Betsy Devos. I learned about Mrs. Devos as a young mother when my kids became school aged. I’ve always read and studied who was contributing to change with their generosity, so naturally my curiosity in philanthropy sent me on a quest to see who was making an effort to affect change in education one of the most important building blocks for children.

Betsy Devos was born in Holland Michigan, in 1958. Her mother was a public school teacher which might have been a contributing factor to her early interest in Education. Mrs. Devos earned her bachelor of Arts degreee from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is married to Dick Devos a successful business owner and community activist. She has been involved in many charity works but there were three in particular that caught my attention: Potter House Christian School, Children First America an

d American Federation for Children.

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Potter House

Potter House Christian School is a school that was funded in 1981 by a young group of college graduates. Betsy Devos visited this school when her kids became school-aged. She continued to visit and learn about the culture of the school and the kids that attended there. After a few visits Betsy Devos decided to financially support individual students in a effort to ease the burden of those parents who sent their kids there even though the tuition payments were a great sacrifice for their mid-income house hold budgets. Her contribution grew overtime and she now supports the school on a significant level.

Children First America

Children First America funds 88 programs across the United States to enable low-income youth to attend private schools and religious schools. This is paramount to giving children and parents of limited resources more choices. During the 1990s Mrs.Devos served on the board of this organization.

American Federation for Children

American Federation for Children is focused on breaking boundaries regardless of where you may reside. For years America has been following zone schooling which is a system that might have worked well in the past but can benefit from been upgraded. AFC focuses on allowing children to attend a quality school, in a zip code other than theirs. Mrs. Devos also served on the board on this institution. Read her interview with Philanthropy Table

Betsy Devos is what I like to refer to as a philanthropist with a reformist heart. She is not only a huge financial contributor in our society but also a person seeking change within one of the most important building blocks of society and our American legacy, education.

Dr. Richard Shinto (CEO) and Penelope Kokkinides (CAO)- InnovaCare Health

Dr. Richard A. Shinto is the CEO and president of InnovaCare Health and currently sits on the Board of Directors. InnovaCare Health is a provider of Medicare Advantage plans and physician practice services. Shinto has 20 plus years of experience in healthcare management, as he has worked for several companies in executive positions in this field including Aveta Inc, NAMM California, and Medpartners.

Dr. Shitno is the writer of several articles on medical care and clinical treatments, He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of California at Irvine, his medical degree from the state of University of NY at Stony Brook, and an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.

Dr. Shinto has been the winner of numerous awards for his outstanding work in his field such as the Access to Caring Award, an award given to a person who has been innovative in finding ways to making healthcare available to the less fortunate.

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Another individual who sits alongside Dr. Shinto on the Board of Directors is Penelope Kokkinides. On July 28,2016 InnovaCare annouced 4 new members to their leadership team. Kokkinides was one of those 4. Serving in several executive positions prior to coming to InnovaCare, she is well qualifed to fill the position she was assigned.Penelope is currently is the Chief Administrative officer at InnovaCare. Prior to InnovaCare, Penelope Kokkinides worked for Aveta Inc. as the Cheif Operating Officer and Vice President of Clinical Operations. Her experience in the health care field surpasses 20 years making her seasoned veteran in her profession.

In an interview with IdeaMensch.com in December, Kokkinides speaks on a variety of random subjects pertaining to her life such as, her typical work day, trends that excite her, and influences on her way of thinking. This interview steps away from her life as the CAO of InnovaCare and into her personal life.

During Kokkinides’s and Shinto’s current tenure with InnovaCare the company has joined the HHS initiative LAN(Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network). LAN is a partnership that looks to change healthcare payment models from being focused on quantity and instead focused on quality. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch

End Citizens United Amassing Large Funds

End Citizens United began in 2015 as a committee seeking campaign finance reform. It seeks its ends primarily through contributions to Democratic candidates across the country. The endgame for the group is the reversal of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision in 2010, which ultimately led to super PACs and financial control of politics. End Citizens United has worked to amass a whopping 325,000 signatures for the reversal of the decision. Unlike other similar groups, End Citizens United seeks to actually get people elected who can effect the change necessary to stop super PACs from controlling politics. The finance reform the group seeks would go all the way down to the state and local level though the main focus currently is reform at the federal level. While the group has received some opposition from campaign finance experts, End Citizens United is receiving consistent grassroots support for their cause.

As far as actual numbers, End Citizens United amasses more than $4 million during the first three months of this year alone. Not only that, the group projects that it can garner around $35 million by the time the 2018 midterms swing around. This would be a vast improvement over the $25 million the PAC boasted in the 2016 election. The PAC is starting to reach new audiences, it would seem, as 40,000 of the 100,000 who have donated were new donors this year. While most donors only contribute around $12, the sheer number of donors has created a force to be reckoned with. Many of these donors see this as their only way of fighting back, seeing a system that is seemingly rigged against their interests. While the PAC can only accept donations of up to $5,000 from each individual, End Citizens United has also worked to encourage donors to contribute to certain political campaigns, such as that of Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia. The PAC feels it could really make a different in the upcoming 2018 midterms, particularly in defending certain senators who are sympathetic to their cause. End Citizens United was highly effective in this past 2016 election, so it is entirely reasonable that they could play a big part in the midterms next year.

 

Tracing the Steps That Roberto Santiago Took So As To Become Successful

Roberto Santiago is a 59-year-old entrepreneur born in Joao Pessoa. As a young man, Roberto always had the passion for exploring new ideas with the hope that one day he would become successful. He, therefore, set his sights on getting a good education, something that he achieved. Having gone to schools like Pio X-Marist College and the University Center of Joao Pessoa, Roberto Santiago came out a refined man. With his knowledge in Business Administration, Roberto Santiago has been able to build an empire from the ground up.

In the heart of Joao Pessoa is Roberto’s brainchild, the Manaira Shopping Mall. Though more than two decades old, the complex still has heads swaying especially for first-time visitors to the Brazilian Capital. The monumental building rests on a large tract of land that belongs to Mr. Roberto. In totality, the entire shopping complex is home to a state of the art college, a gym complex, shopping stalls, banking facilities, modern theater, food court, gaming space, as well as a rooftop concert hall.

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One major institution found in the mall is the Domus Hall. With the Domus Hall having been opened up to the public in 2009, the hall can accommodate 10,000 standing individuals and 4,000 people while seated. The Domus Hall in itself is a site to fathom. It has been made from the latest and very best materials in the market and integrates a soundproof and advance air conditioning system. To this end, the Domus Hall has become a destination of choice for people in need of a venue to host weddings, concerts, exhibitions, fairs, conferences, and graduation ceremonies.

Something unique about the Manaira Shopping Mall is that it is a one-stop shop for all your needs. For movie lovers, you can always find a place at the compound. Manaira Shopping Mall is home to one some of the most common entertainment joints that offer customers with the opportunity to watch the latest movies. The complex also accommodates gamers since it has an excellent gaming space as well as a bowling alley. Since the Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping is a one-stop shop for everyone, it offers affordable cuisines at its food court. In so doing, people from different financial backgrounds have a chance of enjoying a delicious meal at the facility. Some of the eateries present in the mall include but are not limited to the Waynes, Capital Steakhouse, and Espaco Capital Steakhouse, and Espaco Gourmet. Apart from hosting fun joints and restaurants, Manaira Shopping Mall is a place where you can get the latest trends in fashion, be it in furniture, jewelry, attire, and cosmetics. Besides, several bookstores within the complex sell reading material to the students of the College Higher Education of Paraiba. Read more articles on Jornal Da Paraiba

  1. Santiago is the owner of yet another complex, the Mangeira Shopping Mall. Therefore, Roberto Santiago has proven to be a true visionary. Two decades later, his greatest invention is still going strong. He has shown the world that anything is achievable provided that you follow your dreams, no matter how unreasonable they might appear at the time.

Kim Dao’s First Day in Singapore

Kim Dao and Eric went down to the hotel restaurant for a free breakfast (https://twitter.com/kimdaoblog?lang=en). Kim Dao ate Eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and a tomato slice. She had not had western food in a long time. Kim Dao says the Singapore hotel has food from all over the world, including China, India, and Western food. She had granola and strawberry yogurt in the shape of a face with two blueberries for eyes and a strawberry for a nose. After Kim Dao and Eric had breakfast, she had a meet up at the hotel lobby with many of her  Singapore  subscribers. There were around 50 people there. Kim Dao was expecting less than 10 people. Kim Dao posed for photos with her fans and gave out lots of chocolate message packs.Learn more : https://ideamensch.com/kim-dao/

 

When Kim Dao returned to the hotel with the gifts, she had received many belated birthday gifts. She had plenty of greeting cards, facial skin care products, chips, chocolate. some knitted Pokémon dolls, homemade Pokémon stickers dressed in similar outfits that Kim Dao wore in her videos. a Pokémon key chain, and more.Learn more : https://www.twitch.tv/kimdao

 

After opening her gifts, Kim Dao and Eric went shopping at Orchard Road and went to lunch in Chinatown for some chicken and rice. Kim Dao and her boyfriend took the MIT train to Chinatown. The couple ate at Laio Fan restaurant. Eric had watermelon juice and Kim Dao had lime juice with their meals. After lunch, the couple returned to their hotel room to rest.Learn more : https://www.facebook.com/KimDaoOfficial/

 

Brian Torchin And HCRC Solve Medical Staffing Challenges Fast

Dr Brian Torchin founded Healthcare Recruitment Counselors specifically for the medical professional office including, full-time doctors, part-time doctors occasional visiting doctors, physician’s assistants physical therapist, physical therapy assistants, medical specialists, administrative, billing, office managers and public relations reps.

Helping medical offices and practices overcome the biggest challenge in the profession which is the ability to find staff very quickly when they are most needed.

When a medical office tries to find its own professionals and staff it becomes very time-consuming and every day your staff spends searching for staff you are spending money and not billing. HCRC takes care of the staffing challenge so you can focus on billing and increased revenues.

HCRC provides a very fast efficient approach to a medical office’s staffing needs and can generally fill your needs within 48 hours.

As soon as a client contracts with HCRC they begin to immediately contact thousands of candidates inside of their data base ready to go to work.

HCRC is able to keep its database full of qualified and ready candidates with a very aggressive and continuous recruiting process, ensuring resources are always available to fill client needs in every state across the U.S. as well as Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada.

There are many benefits to working with Dr Brian Torchin’s HCRC. Here are a few of that stand out. Learn more about Brian Torchin: http://postings.com/23543/jobs/Healthcare-Medical

1) Increase retention and reducing turnover. Qualified candidates and the right match for the right office is all handled with HCRC’s screening process

2) Specific and personalized needs matching for each client

3) Building long-term relationships with both clients and professional candidates with flexible staffing solutions based on trust and respect that delivers desired results

4) Speed. Delivery qualified professionals within 48 to 72 hours

Dr Brian Torchin knows that building a good professional medical office is an extremely challenging task and most medical professionals have a hard enough time finding enough hours in  a work day to care for their patients, work with office managers and stay on top of continuous education.

So the ideal solution is to turn the challenge of staffing an office with qualified professionals in the medical field over to professional staffing counselors like HCRC.

Immigration Reforms with George Soros

At the of 85 years, George Soros still cares about human rights and things affecting people like he used to when he was a young man. He still supports the Democratic Party like he used to in the past. He supported the presidential bid of Hillary Clinton in 2016 US Presidential elections. He did this by making a donation of $25 million to this cause and other causes supporting her bid. Before this donation, George Soros had made a donation of the same amount to the 2004 presidential candidate. His donations usually spark donations from other rich people from the United States such as Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson.

Since time immemorial, George Soros has never agreed with policies by the Republican Party. For instance, he disagrees with them on the issue of immigration, criminal justice reform, and religious tolerance. According to the Politico, George Soros referred to Donald Trump as an agent of ISIS for instilling fear to most Americans. The Politico also revealed that George Soros and Hilary Clinton had known each other for over 30 years and this may be the reason he felt inclined to support her election bid. George Soros had promised to attend the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia to hear his longtime friend make the acceptance speech. According to George Soros spokesman, Soros felt compelled to act during the past elections as a lot was at stake. Following the defeat of Clinton, George Soros and other rich donors of the Democratic Party met for a three-day closed-door meeting in Washington DC. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the way forward and the main issues that arose during the past election such as the role of money in politics. Senior Senator Elizabeth Warren was one of the prominent politicians who graced the meeting. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com.

George Soros cares for the immigrants because he has been an immigrant his entire life. Before he moved to the United States in the year 1956, he was a scholar at the London School Economics where he discovered his passion for finance and numbers. He had moved to London from his native country of Hungary where he was running away from Nazi persecution. George Soros has made his wealth from risky currency trades. As of today, he is listed as the 18th richest man in the world. George Soros is one man who cares about democracy and constantly funds democratic causes across the world. Know more on Investopedia about George Soros.

Successful Management of a Global Giant by David McDonald

Managing an international giant company is not an easy task. For David McDonald, it is the simplified strategies that work best. After graduating from Iowa University in 1987 with a degree in Animal Science, he ventured into business. He is the current chief operations officer and President of the OSI Group.

OSI Group is a meat processing company that serves its products in over 17 countries and has over 50 processing facilities. It is among the leading employers on the planet with a workforce exceeding 20,000 persons.

Simplified management practices are employed by the OSI Company to enhance its performance.

The company has local management teams located in different areas of its operations to serve the wide range of customer base. These teams are responsible for coordination of activities on the ground. They are required to deal with cultural preferences of the population they serve among other responsibilities. The local management teams work closely with a global logistics team that coordinates the activities of all the teams with the head office. It is this smooth partnership that ensures easy flow of operation within the company structure.

OSI group boast of a wealth of experience that spans back in a century of operations. In China, the company has been operating for the past 20 years and recently revealed that the market poses a potential for increased growth due to the rising number of wealthy citizens. With china’s rise as a popular tourist destination, the prospects are even higher. It is for these reasons that the company’s president David McDonald OSI Group declared the country a point of focus in the effort of expansion.

Catering for the new market requires resources. For this reason, David McDonald OSI Group, the company president recently partnered with DOYOO Group. The partnership aims at ensuring the business achieves its projection of being the global leader in the supply of meat products. Acquisition of Baho Foods, a Dutch company, adds to the company’s list of recent achievements. The newly acquired firm is intended to help OSI Group cater to the European market. It is in this respect that OSI decided to maintain the staff of the newly acquired company including the manager, whose contribution is considered vital in the creation of new growth strategies.

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UKV PLC Provides A Customized Service For Wine And Champagne Enthusiasts

UPDATED May 10th, 2017 –  UKV PLC just released a guide to french wine to help novice wine drinkers get to know France’s wine regions. They also just launched a new blog! Click here to learn more.

UKV PLC is a privately owned fine wine consultant, retailer, and distribution company, with their offices based in Croydon, Surrey in the United Kingdom. The firm, although privately owned, does not rely on a sole supplier but teams up with like-minded brokers and traders to acquire and sell world-class fine wine and champagne from Italy, Spain, and France.

Their main products include wines and champagnes, such as Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Latour, and Chateau Lafite. The firm also deals with beers, spirits, and other alcoholic beverages. The company mainly sells on their own as retailers or on brokerage terms for private or trade clients. UKV PLC targets to sell wine and champagne in ways that are tailor made to fit their customers’ needs for either consumption or commercial purposes.

Key Benefit

One of the major benefits of choosing UKV PLC is that they provide a world class customer experience. Coming from a region that is well known for wine production, UKV PLC is a company that holds its customers in high regards. UKV employs richly experienced consultants who personally guide and educate their clients in choosing the best suitable wine or champagne for their occasion and need. The company is flexible enough to provide consultancy services in the customer’s preferred mode such as face to face, phone or online support. This has seen UKV PLC become a world’s choice wine company for many.

Growth

Their dedication and hard work have seen the company grow to become one of the world’s leading wine company since its inception in 2015. The company has engaged the use of social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, to educate their followers on the best wine options as well as display their products to potential clients. Due to the changing climate of the world, UKV PLC has expanded its operations to embrace production of cooler climate wines.

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Dick DeVos: A Pioneer Philanthropist for Education Reform Campaign

What comes to your mind when you see “philanthropist“? People know Philanthropist with many names; few call them as Humanitarian, few call them as Contributor, but the aim of such individual is same, to assist humanity with their wealth, knowledge, and skills. A philanthropist, however by definition, is the one who makes a vigorous effort to promote welfare work for a human being.

 

 

And it is completely true that the most renowned philanthropists are incredibly wealthy such as Dick DeVos. Their efforts in philanthropy world are a reflection of their philosophy about life. They believe in equal living, or they may prefer education is for everyone, whatever would be their aim; overall, they have the same goal, to assist humanity to live a life to its fullest and to enjoy life like every other individual does.

 

 

As much as we write defining the philanthropy, it will lead us to DeVos families especially Dick DeVos and his wife, Betsy DeVos. Its donations are extensive, with numerous moving parts which are worth appreciative. The wealth of DeVos family starts from direct marketing and the father of Dick DeVos, Richard DeVos Sr. who inaugurated Amway to change the history or DeVos family. He was a philanthropist in his time, and that’s why his son, Dick DeVos, also go involved in donation and assisting others.

 

 

Dick is a person who is renowned with many names and titles the most famous titles he holds is Philanthropist. He donated a huge sum of money, and he is continuously donating for the good cause of education American so that they can build a greater economy and their country can raise more and more with each passing day. His accomplishments and initiatives are inspiring countless other individuals in a different part of the world to take part in philanthropy work to work for their nation and to help education reaches places where it did not.

 

 

Dick is a devoted and dedicated businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, leader, in addition to a committed family man who is working hard for the future of others. Otherwise, he had enough money to live a lavish life, but he preferred to work for others and to carry own his family’s dynasty by donating money to ensure that name of DeVos is to be remembered for numerous generations in future to come.

 

 

With much wealth in hand, it isn’t surprising that DeVos family is also a very heavy contributor to the charity. Richard along with Helen, his wife, runs their family Foundation from the Michigan, their home state. DeVos family is also renowned for being the pioneer for the education reform campaign that is specifically designed to help people who don’t have enough funds to support quality education for their children.