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George Soros Uses His Charitable Organization To Help Out Citizens Who Are Desperately In Need

There are several prejudices facing citizens today; legislative fights opposing marijuana that ailing citizens require to give them moments that are absent from seizures, citizens who have become incarcerated due to a lack of funds to obtain a decent lawyer, to defend the rights of citizens from being abused, because they’re seen as being unlike most other citizens, for example homosexuals or transgendered citizens. Capital is often an aspect for why these injustices are permitted to happen, because funds are needed to fight against it.

George has earned and holds a surplus of funds, and he prefers to apply it to causing positive changes in the world. Mr. Soros went through a very rough start with his life as a young adult in Hungary. When he was 14, George faced enduring the Holocaust camps as he is a Jew. George was provided false identity documents from his dad to declare George as a Christian, he also had his surname altered to attempt and defend him from the Nazis. The Nazis invaded his native Hungary, and his surname of Schwartz was obviously sign that George was a Jew, then his dad legally altered their surnames to Soros. The word comes from a rarely used foreign language that was made-up in the 1800s. The foreign language is called Esperanto, and its objective was to form a language that was able to cross international borders, regardless what other language was used. Soros in Esperanto translates to “will soar.” In time, the Nazis were defeated and Mr. Soros traveled to London for the purpose of acquiring a superior education. George studied the fields of philosophy and also economics, and became exposed to the famous theorist, Karl Popper. Karl’s philosophy posited that society can become advanced and affluent for all citizens within it, if citizens are free and without persecution from social tyranny.

Read: http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/why-does-the-right-hate-george-soros

George Soros made use of his economic information to toil for Singer & Friedlander. They’re an incredibly popular brokerage agency in London. Mr. Soros learned how to acquire a massive amount of capital in the industry, and made use of this capital to go to America. Mr. George Soros became an American citizen in 1961. Out of this achievement George Soros started to labor on Wall Street within numerous successful agencies. The capital he acquired was applied to start a hedge fund agency, branded the Soros Fund. Soon after, this brand was altered to turn out to be called Quantum Fund Endowment. All funds that George earned from his accomplishments led Mr. Soros to form a charity called Open Society Foundations, which George uses to back a diversity of altruistic activities, assisting the poor to battle against oppression.

Learn more about George at Biography.com.

Avi Weisfogel Wants To Make Sure Operation Smile Has Enough Money

GoFundMe is a great place for people to raise money because they can make sure that they have an easy for people to send in their donations. The best part of this is that anyone can do it. Dr. Avi Weisfogel is raising money for Operation Smile on GoFundMe, and he is sending in that money so that he can go on more trips to help people. The trips are put together to go into places where there is no dentist.

The best thing that can happen at Operation Smile is that they help make a change in someone’s life when they had a big dental problem. Operation Smile shows up with all the tools that are needed, and they check in on people that they met in the past. They are setting up relationships with people who need them, and they can check up on the same people every time they go back.

Every person who comes to see Operation Smile is benefiting from the donations that people give to Dr. Weisfogel’s GoFundMe page, and they are seeing Dr. Weisfogel in a lot of instances. He is ready to help anyone in need, and he is going with a lot of his colleagues whom he has recruited to come and make the trip with him.

The funds that he raises are going to go a long way because they pay for the instruments that are needed, and they pay for the mobile vehicles that drive into these communities. They pay to get all the people to the trips, and they pay to make sure that the front office of the charity can function. There is a lot that has to be done to make sure that people are going to have healthy smiles, and the best way to be sure is to raise more money. Weisfogel took it upon himself to make sure that people get what they need, and he is going to keep raising money for as long as he can. The page can stay open forever, and he will keep sending that cash to Operation Smile. Watch Avi’s educational YouTube Video here!

 

The Power of a Father’s Love

Autism Rocks is a charity that helps raise money to research the disorder. Autism is often hard for people to understand because the person with Autism does not look disabled. Often we think of people with Autism as someone who just has behavioral problems, but there is much more to the disorder. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the world.

Sanjay Shah understands autism all too well. He is the president and CEO of Solo Capital. One afternoon while visiting with Snoop Dogg, he decided how he would contribute to Autism research. He would set up concert gigs with famous artists such as Lenny Kravitz to raise money for the research of Autism. Shah had been in the music industry before and Snoop Dogg encouraged him to return to the industry where he could fulfill his dreams for Autism research.

Five years into his business at Solo Capital, Shah had 39 offices and had a net worth of $280 million. He had come to a point in his business where he could sit back and focus more on raising awareness for Autism. He decided to start his efforts in the music industry.

Autism Rocks is very near and dear to Sanjay Shah. In 2011, Shah’s four-year-old son was diagnosed with Autism after seeing the best specialists money could buy. Shah realized how expensive the medical care was for people with Autism, and that so many people could not afford the care they needed. He wanted to help these people in need, so he created Autism Rocks.

Shah’s biggest wish is to see his investments go towards the research of the cause of Autism. Of course, he would love to find a cure, but more importantly, why and how it happens. He wants to find more artists who want to help the cause, and would like to donate a track from their album to help the charity continue to flourish.

You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
Source: Global-Citizen

Family Tradition Of Giving Back To The Community Continues for Generations

The DeVos family has a rich history of giving back to the community through various philanthropic endeavors. In addition to being a leading philanthropic family in the United States, the DeVos family has helped encourage other prominent families in the country and well to do businessmen to support the arts, education, non-profits, and organizations that aid the poor. Amway founder Rich DeVos has in essence set a precedent for his sons to continue the DeVos family legacy of continuing to aid those less fortunate and to be a supporter of educational and artistic endeavors. 

Just how much money has the DeVos family donated to charitable causes so far? In total according to a report conducted by Forbes Magazine the family has donated a whopping $1.2 billion dollars in its lifetime to charitable organization. In 2014, the family donated $94 million to various charitable causes and organizations. This put the DeVos family at number 20, on the most philanthropic organizations for that year. 

I certainly applaud the DeVos family and their generous contributions to charities, educational institutions, the arts and scientific advancements. The DeVos family, however is just not content at being generous donors and supports themselves. They encourage others to donate money and time to non-profits. This is commendable action, and I believe shows just how generous and philanthropic the DeVos family is. 

With Amway Founder Rich DeVos becoming an elder figure, it will be up to figures like his son Dick DeVos to guide the family in business endeavors and their charitable organizations in the future. Dick has certainly followed the precedent set by his father in being not only an accomplished businessman, but a generous supporter of the arts and education. 

Recently, DeVos donated $1 million dollars for an expansion project occurring at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. The billionaire however likes to be grounded and close to his Grand Rapids, Michigan home. There Mr. DeVos and his family are major figures in rebuilding Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dick donates to educational institutions, universities and scientific studies dealing with water pollution in his hometown of Grand Rapids and the Western, Michigan area. He uses his personal social media to herald local people and businesses in their trials and successes, and was exceedingly grateful when his community thanked him for his philanthropy.

I am incredibly grateful to my parents for initiating and encouraging by example the tradition of philanthropy within our family. We are happy to be a part of this great community!

Posted by Dick DeVos on Monday, January 4, 2016

The DeVos family has become an influential family and social circle in Western Michigan. Dick is continuing his family’s strong philanthropic effort by helping build and expand hospitals in his hometown, and promote education there as well. The Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation remain stalwart supporters of numerous educational programs throughout Michigan and the USA, and their support will not be fading anytime soon. I find the actions of Dick DeVos very inspiring in that he continues to remain close to his hometown, and be a major figure there despite his immense wealth and ability to just go live out his life somewhere else.

Read more about DeVos on his Wikipedia page to get his full history and career details.