Tony Petrello the CEO of Nabors Industries is passionate about giving back. Residents can tell which companies actually care about the community instead of just profits by looking at the way they respond to disasters. Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas and areas surrounding it in 2017 destroying homes, flooding streets and the need for food and necessities was widespread making supplies difficult to come by. A number of Houston’s prominent businesses came to help following the disaster including the H-E-B and Houston Food Bank along with Nabors Industries.
Hurricane Harvey Relief from Nabors Industries
While the local drilling company employees are normally found working out in the fitness center, eating barbecue or having coffee property’s Naborbhood Cafe they also participate in fundraisers, special events and community projects. Giving back is an integral part of Nabors Industries culture and fully supported by Tony Petrello the company CEO.
Nabors Industries employees took time off after Hurricane Harvey to aid the relief efforts. They went anywhere they were needed and the company offered to give them the time off paid in order to help as they went to a variety of Gulf Coast locations. The contributions of the employees came to just over one hundred seventy-three thousand dollars and Tony Petrello matched them. The Nabors Disaster Relief Fund was used to aid in first hand efforts for the relief. The on-site kitchen of Nabors Industries was used to cook three meals a day for local families.
Approximately ten percent of Nabors Industries about ten thousand employees were affected by Harvey. The company has not only responded to past crisis locally but they have donated to organizations such as Bike MS and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. There have been over three million dollars worth of educational scholarships from the Nabors Charitable Foundation to employees and their children.
Philanthropist Tony Petrello
Tony Petrello is known to anyone who follows Houston’s charitable events and philanthropy. He is serious about his social responsibilities and frequently demonstrates it. Originally from New Jersey, Houston is not the focus of several philanthropic efforts and where he calls home. Tony met wife Cynthia in college and together they enjoy making generous donations.
Childhood neurological disorders are a cause close the Petrellos hearts. The lack of information available leads to the lack of improvement available to the options for treating the disorders. The Petrellos make donations toward treating such disorders including one to the Texas Children’s Hospital for seven million dollars.
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The law is demanding and biased to some extent. Although the law keeps the country in one piece, sometimes it has its downside as well. We have witnessed the guilty people walk away free, and the innocent people who may have been victimized stay behind bars. This is unfair and such people need to be protected. It is for this reason that philanthropists exist. Humanitarians are not bad people. They are individuals who are loyal to the state and patriotic to the country as well. Philanthropists are people who have taken it to upon themselves to fight for the rights of the minority and marginalized groups.
DACA organization is one of the philanthropists’ groups. The firm specializes in the immigrants’ rights. This is because some of the USA immigrants are technically the members of the country. They have dedicated all their time and talents to ensure that economy of the state grows. It is therefore unfair to deport such individuals.
DACA Foundation assists its members to acquire two more years in the state. In this two years, the beneficiaries can have obtained the required documents, to become full citizens of the country. Other children can have completed their education by the end of the two years. In case the members feel that they have not achieved their objectives and the period expires, the members of the Foundation can apply to renew their membership.
Lately, the firm has been facing some challenges after the Texas Attorney general filed claims saying the organization lacks the right documentation to support its existence. These allegations have been backed up by nine other officials. The Trump government is still debating on whether to close down the company. However, the closure is to be gradual in that the firm won’t be able to recruit new members. Also, the company will not be able to renew the memberships of their clients. This news has greatly affected the members. The Arizona members have condemned the selfish actions of the Texas AG as well as the official members who supported the claims. They describe it as unappreciative act.
Finally, the Frontera fund has assured the members of their support. The Frontera fund sponsors and supports the organizations that fight for immigrants, human and civil rights. The Frontera fund is going to give a guideline on how to deal with the issue. This has renewed the hope of the dreamers. The Frontera fund is to solve the immigration issue for good.
Historians are going to look back at the 2016 Presidential Election in America and call it one of the most defining moments in the history of the country. Americans saw their country torn apart by the divisive rhetoric of one party while the other tried desperately to maintain the high ground. Lost in the hubbub by some, but not all, was the return of George Soros. Soros is one of the leading philanthropists in the planet as well as one of the most successful investors to ever operate in the United States. Soros, a devout progressive and combatant for social justice, felt compelled to re-enter the political fray in order to oppose the disgusting rhetoric put forth by Republican nominee Donald Trump.
We can go back to 2004 to see George Soros in his prime as he worked to elect Al Gore in a harrowing election race against incumbent President George W. Bush. During this electoral race Soros would spend nearly $27 million in order to help set up Gore for success. It would take a controversial finish, Florida, and ‘recount!’ to put the final nail in the coffin. Soros decided to take a step back and stop putting so much money into politics, at least until 2016. Soros felt compelled to re-enter the political machine when he saw the rise in rhetoric of Donald Trump. Trump loudly proclaimed and fought against everything that Soros had spent his life establishing as his cause. This caused Soros to leap in and immediately back Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
When Soros re-entered the political fray during the 2016 Presidential Election he immediately put his money where his mouth was. Michael Vachon, a political adviser to George Soros, stated: “This year the political stakes are exceptionally high.” Vachon goes on to cite the hostility encouraged by Donald Trump as well as the platform that the man supported which subverted some of Soros’ most important ideals: immigration reform, religious tolerance and criminal justice reform. So, to put it lightly: George Soros was here to make an impact. Read his profile at Forbes.
Soros would come in and donate nearly $25 million to a variety of different candidates during the 2016 election, including a giant $7 million to a Clinton PAC — Priorities USA Action. Soros also gave $2 million to the American Bridge 21st Century PAC which focused on opposition research that targeted Donald Trump and other Republicans as well as another $5 million to the Immigrant Voters Win PAC.
George Soros was born in Hungary and there he was raised before he had to flee the country during the Nazi occupation. Soros worked his way as a laborer while attending the London School of Economics. Eventually he would make his way to America where he would start the Soros Hedge Fund. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.
Open Society Foundations, started and funded by noted philanthropist George Soros, announces its 2017 Soros Equality Fellows
The goal of the Soros Equality Fellowship, an initiative started by the Open Society Foundations, is to help mid-career professionals become leaders in the area of racial justice. The seven fellows chosen will receive stipends ranging from $80000 to $100000 to support projects over the course of 12 to 18 months, according to a press release dated March 20, 2017.
Leslie Gross-Davis, director of the Equality team within the US Programs at the Open Society Foundation, stated in a press release that: “While the magnitude of the challenge is daunting, the inaugural class of Soros Equality Fellows gives me hope for the future. Their energy, creativity and determination to tackle even the longest odds are an inspiration.”
The impressive list of winners and their projects include:
Alice Hom, who has a PhD in history and is the director of the Queer Justice Fund, wants to create a digital library that features the oral histories of trans and queer people of color so that their stories can be shared to future generations.
Deepa Iyer, a South Asian American activist and trial lawyer, wants to create a platform, presumably online, to provide racial justice organizations with the tools needed to enhance coalition building, organizing and solidarity.
Leah Penniman, a co-director of Soul Fire Farm and former high school science teacher, wants to train farm activists of color and also wants to focus on the rights of farmworkers.
Purvi Shah, a co-founder of Law4BlackLives and former director of the Bertha Justice Institute at the Center for Constitutional Rights, wants to build a hub (again presumably online) that will promote experimentation and collaboration among attorneys working on racial justice issues.
David Felix Sutcliffe, an independent documentary filmmaker and maker of (T)error, wants to use his stipend to create a documentary musical that explores the mainstream media’s role in spreading Islamophobia, and also a series of short films exploring the role of discrimination in topical news stories.
Rachel Swarns, a New York Times reporter and the author “American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama”, will use her money to help her research the role that slavery played at Georgetown University.
Hank Willis Thomas, a conceptual photo artist whose work has been displayed at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, wants to use his fellowship to use the tools of contemporary advertising to create a campaign that explores and discredits falsehoods in the racial narrative of the United States.
George Soros, whose net worth is estimated to be 25.2 billion according to Forbes magazine, plans to give away more than 11 billion dollars in his lifetime on various efforts to improve society worldwide.
Read more about George’s life story at biography.com
Betsy and husband Dick DeVos, who give jointly through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, have given nearly $139 million to date, generous even by the standards set by other wealthy Michigan philanthropists. Giving is in Betsy DeVos’ blood; her father, the late manufacturing magnate Edgar Prince, supported civic projects in the family’s hometown of Holland, Michigan, where he is honored by a monument for the renovation of downtown Holland. Betsy’s in-laws are notable contributors as well, making giving a family tradition. A graduate of Grand Rapids’ Calvin College, DeVos has spent her life being active in politics and advocating for quality education.
Betsy DeVos serves as chair of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, where education is a priority. The foundation has backed the Compass College of Cinematic Arts in Grand Rapids, Potter’s House in Wyoming, the West Michigan Aviation Academy, the Rehoboth Christian School in New Mexico and numerous other schools in an effort to improve education for all children. Telling the Grand Rapids Press “Kids growing up in the wrong ZIP codes were not able to access the American dream and achieve the education necessary to have a shot at the American dream,” DeVos points to the free aviation-themed charter school she and her husband founded, where more than 33 percent of the students are economically disadvantaged. Graduating licensed pilots and students skilled in aeronautical engineering and robotics, the academically rigorous school is preparing students for STEM majors in college, and then high-paying jobs once they graduate. DeVos has also served as a board member and chairperson of the American Federation for Children and the Great Lakes Education Project. As the current United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos will have the opportunity to ensure all children receive the quality education that they deserve.
Funding the arts is also a priority for DeVos. By launching the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, DeVos supports arts organization’s managers and boards with training to keep their artists working. Also serving as a board member for ArtPrize for five years, DeVos supported the international art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From 2004 to 2010, DeVos served on the board of directors of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. While making large monetary donations isn’t a hardship for DeVos, few individuals give so much of their time to organizations and causes that they champion.
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Raj Fernando is already on his second startup, Scoutahead. This startup is focused on workplace communications for large enterprises. However, Raj Fernando began his career outside of the startup space. He began in college at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and eventually progressed through the ranks at the Chicago Board of Trade. After gaining experience at the CBOT, he started his own trading firm, Chopper Trading which he recently sold. The sale of this company prompted him to start his second and current company which is DRW trading.
Chopper Trading was the first startup which was run by Raj Fernando. He was known for recruiting A players and ensuring that these individuals are able to develop their careers. The firm was known for recruiting A players, and building individuals into great employees. That was the major distinguishing mark which separated the firm from their competitors, in that they truly invest in and believe in their employees. The company created an environment which was designed to reduce stress outside of work.
Scoutahead is a startup which is in the business of empowering employees. The purpose behind the app is that it’s a perfect means for allowing people to communicate with each other. Among the features in the app are an anonymous feedback system, collaborative productivity, and communications between leadership. This is designed to ensure that employees of companies are staying engaged in their jobs. The anonymous feedback mechanism also means that employees are able to learn about their areas of improvement from colleagues.
He is currently on the boards of directors of many different organizations as a major philanthropist. He has contributed $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Global Initiative which was aimed at providing funds for the support of the organization.
Raj is also a major philanthropist in addition to being an executive. He has raised funds for a local no-kill animal shelter, PAWS Chicago for which he is also on the board of directors. This comes on top of his support for wounded warriors and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His philanthropic support means that he has been able to establish for himself a great reputation among many different philanthropists.
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George Schwartz, later to be known as George Soros, was born August 12, 1930, in Budapest into a well to do Jewish family. The Scwartz family changed their name to “Soros” to distance themselves from their ethnicity, a move no doubt inspired by the Nazi occupation of their town. The survival maneuvers were often intense, albeit creative. It would appear this period of time took a toll on the agile mind of young George, for much of his later philanthropic work would be geared toward alleviating oppression and suffering similar to that which he experienced in his youth. Indeed, his attention to minorities and those displaced by demographic warring factions seems to echo the hearts cry he must have felt as his family was forced to flee Budapest.
Somewhere in his early teens, Soros migrated to England where his eventual education set him on a path of considerable financial success on Politico. The traumatic undertones of his childhood are probable explanation for his long history of philanthropy geared toward minorities and groups he feels are threatened by nondescript government entities. In his Open Society Foundations website, George Soros asserts in his missions and values statement that :” We seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check.”
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Over the last 33 years, Open Society Foundations has spent more than 13 billion on what Soros believes to be humanitarian issues on project-syndicate.org, and currently his list includes aid to Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queers.
The poverty levels they endure (generally triggered by their persecutors) far exceed those who are singled out to benefit from the benevolence of the Open Society Foundations, and it is illogical for anyone to assume that the Open Society is fairly and completely open with their billions.
It is also worthy of mention the numerous business owners in the United States who are oppressed by the LGBTQ community at large in their endeavors to force commerce with unyielding Christians in the private marketplace.
It would behoove George Soros to open his hand in generosity to everyone- not just his chosen few. The public might be tempted to consider as bigoted as the very giants he champions against.
Learn more about George Soros: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/democrats-soros-trump-231313
Dick DeVos is an entrepreneur as well as a businessman who grew up and is currently residing in Michigan, in a community that he has grown to love ever since he was a child. Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the co-founder of Amway Corporation. Amway Corporation is a consumer distribution company that had Dick DeVos lead the company as the CEO from 1993 to 2002. Dick DeVos, though a member of a wealthy family, has built his own legacy and has created his own wealth through his many innovative business techniques. In 2012, Dick DeVos demonstrated his success by being named as the 67th richest individual in the world with an overall net worth of $5.1 billion.
Though Dick DeVos is a member of a well-known and rich family, he was always taught to remain humble and to never take anything for granted. Dick DeVos has fond memories of growing up in Grand Rapids as he played with his brother and played in the basement of his family home. During his childhood, the basement of his home was the headquarters of Amway Corporation. Though his family was always busy with the start of this now billion dollar business, Dick DeVos stated that he grew up in a normal household and in a stable environment that he is now grateful to be a part of.
In 1974, Mr. DeVos was excited to join the team and to show his skills as a businessman and not just as the son of the boss. For over ten years, Dick DeVos worked in several sectors of the company and eventually became the vice president who was in charge of international sales in over 18 different countries. From the beginning of this promotion, international sales accounted for five percent of the revenue.
As a successful businessman, Dick DeVos has always played a role in helping others especially for those that reside in the community he grew up in. As a philanthropist, Dick DeVos has donated millions of dollars to charities that has worthy goals of improving the lives of people and for giving individuals the opportunity to be successful.