George Soros, a man with a big heart

George Soros is an American-Hungarian well-known philanthropist, business mogul, and author. Some recognize Soros as the most successful investor in the world, with his total net worth hitting $25.2 billion by May 2017. He is known for using his wealth to help the poor fight for their rights.

For instance, it is reported that Mr. Soros gave over $33 million in only one year to activists groups in Ferguson protests. Through his funding and mobilization, the whole country was able to stand against the criminal event that had occurred.

Through his open societies, George Soros was able to inculcate into the communities the spirit of togetherness, and they were able to fight for fair treatment by the government. More just and all-inclusive community that values democracy.

Also, through his organizations, he was able to help groups combine efforts and execute fruitful research through data collection. These made the societies involved feel more accountable. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.

Besides ground support, Soros- sponsored organizations also mobilized groups through online and social media campaigns. The groups became interdependent, sharing information, these kept them together and fought towards one goal of demanding justice for the Ferguson murder case.

All the protests activities, both online and social media campaigns were aimed at attracting the media’s attention on the injustice, and digging the interrelated causes. This helped broaden the focus on the issue.

With Mr. Soros help, ‘Black Lives Matter’ was able to transition from just a hashtag to a social media storm that gave rise to the #BlackLiveMatter bus tour, which helped turn a local injustice into a national outcry.

Colorlines, an online News site that highlights racial discrimination issues, was able to publish adequately the Ferguson activities, thanks to Mr. Soros’ foundation. This site helped promote the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and quest for justice.

Mr. Soros gave $5.4 million to Staten Island and to Ferguson to help them accelerate and implement the police reforms, accountability and to help them regain public trust.

Mr. Soros is also known for his interests in politics. He is a supporter of progressive and liberal causes and was a political donor for Mr. Obama, where he donated over $1 million to Mr. Obama’s campaign team back in 2012.

He also supported churches, like Representatives of Sojourners, a national Christian and religious organization that fought for social justice.

During last US elections, allies close to Mr. Soros reported that he was more politically motivated and engaged. This saw him commit more than $25 million to further Democratic political ambitions. He was even willing, for the first time, to attended Democratic Convention to watch Clinton accept the Democratic presidential flag bearer. Know more on businessinsider.com about George Soros.

Mr. Soros move made him among the leading donors that supported the Democratic bid for the presidency. This step helped Clinton gather massive advantage regarding finances over Trump, and this allowed Clinton build a massive campaign that dwarfed Trump’s.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT BETSY DEVOS

Betsy Devos is an iconic figure in the nation. She is a successful American entrepreneur and also the 11th secretary of education in the United States. As a woman with passion and humanity Betsy has involved herself in helping the community by taking part in philanthropic work towards the community. Betsy was born on 8th January and brought up in Holland Michigan. Due to her great personality, she stood up politically, and she has been elected as the Republican National Committeewoman in Michigan from 1992-1997 and on the same work, but on a different seat, she has served as Chairperson in the Michigan Republican from 1996-2000 and later on the same seat she got reelected in 2003. Betsy Devos’s father, Edger Prince, was a billionaire industrialist at the time. This fact gave Betsy the motivations that she needed to work to her level best achieve the best. Read more on Cleveland.com

Betsy Devos Philanthropic life

Betsy Devos has committed her life to giving back to the community. Her liberal perspective is perceived through her actions ever since she started working with the government. During Bush Re-election in 2004 Betsy raised a hoping $150000 in short period, and at the time Betsy was in a position as the finance chairperson for the national senatorial committee. Since 1989 to date Betsy Devos have released more than $17million political candidates and committees.

It’s important to realize that Betsy and husband Dick Devos started a charity foundation named Dick and Betsy Devos Foundation. It was established in 1989, and so far up to 2016, it has made a contribution of over $189 million contributions in regards to charity work in the community. In 2015 it was named 24th on the Forbes list as a foundation company top givers. In 2015 only the company raised an incredible amount of money ($ 11.6 million). In the period of about 15 years nearly half of the money has been given to Christian groups and spent wisely in helping the community.

Betsy Devos is an icon to reckon. Despite the drawbacks accompanied, she has made many people especially the less advantaged in the community to be happy again.

Read more: http://nypost.com/2017/01/30/why-we-need-an-outsider-like-betsy-devos-as-education-secretary/

Dick DeVos’s Support Of Public Initiatives And Grassroots Activists Amounts To $139 Million

Dick & Betsy DeVos have never been known to put a price on the importance giving, and it’s perhaps for that reason that they’ve usually refrained from saying how much they’ve given during a fiscal year. But during the hearings for Betsy’s nomination to US Secretary of Education the DeVos’s let the pubic in on the big secret. Excluding most of their political campaign donations and activities in the Michigan Republican Party, the DeVos’s have given around $139 million in lifetime philanthropy. Some of the philanthropy is conducted through their company The Windquest Group while the rest has come through the Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation and other groups they own.

 

Much of the work Dick DeVos does today at The Windquest Group involves investing in startups including clean energy companies, household closet and storage space manufacturing, restaurants, and venture capital firms. But he also was on the executive board at Amway Corporation for many years. Amway was cofounded by Dick’s father Richard DeVos Sr. and Jay Van Andel and has been a major direct selling business for 60 years. Richard DeVos Sr. also worked closely with former President Gerald R Ford’s administration and in 1991 purchased most of the shares to the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Dick grew Amway‘s overseas presence and generated billions in annual income over the course of his tenure as CEO from 1993 to 2002.

 

Dick and Betsy DeVos began most of their philanthropic work in education and civic projects. Dick won election to the Michigan State Board of Education in 1990 and held office for two years working as a school-of-choice advocate. But he and Betsy also contributed to local private schools through their foundation’s scholarship funds at Education Freedom Fund in partnership with Children’s Scholarship Fund. While the scholarships helped some families afford private schools the DeVos’s wanted to help many more do so through voucher and tax credits, but came short of passing a state initiative for that endeavor. They did later establish a charter school with a curriculum based in technology, mechanics, liberal arts and other sciences known as the West Michigan Aviation Academy.

 

One of Dick DeVos’s major contributions to Grand Rapids, MI was supporting and serving on the board of Grand Action Committee, a development program that helped bring business and fun activities to the downtown area. He and Betsy also support the Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan, ArtPrize and the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Betsy was the chair of the Michigan Republican Party for several years in the early 2000’s and Dick ran in the 2006 gubernatorial race but lost on election day. In conjunction with Heritage Foundation and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy he did help get a right-to-work law passed in 2012. Dick DeVos also authored the book Rediscovering American Values.