Dick DeVos, former Chief Executive Officer of Amway Corporation and a well-known educational activist, has no stop in terms of his philanthropic contributions. Per the latest reports, Dick and his wife Betsy DeVos have spent at least $139M for various charitable activities. I am still wondered how effectively he manages his contributions falling on the right heads and even finding time for his activism from his busy entrepreneurial life. There were few critics for his political contributions, and I can remind them that in the year 2015 alone, Dick has contributed $11.6 million that is almost double to his five-year political contributions which are standing at $5.3 million.
Even Dick’s father and the co-founder of Amway, Rick DeVos was a major contributor to various philanthropic causes, and the total contributions of the family stand at $1.33 billion which is a quarter of their total fortune worth $5.2 billion. The family has a strong sense of understanding that it is not about any costly dress they wear or any branded cars they drive, but it is about what they contribute to the society. In the year 2015, Forbes ranked the DeVos family as the #24 in the top charitable contributors in U.S. Dick and Betsy have set up a foundation to ensure the efficient contribution to various non-profit organizations called Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. Dick contributes in five areas, and that include education, arts, leadership, justice, and community.
A significant percent of his contribution goes to education, and in the year 2015, almost $3 million went to education and its improvements. Dick has strong apprehensions about the current education. I too share his feeling of the current education system in U.S. not sufficient to follow the American dream. Dick is very upset with the fact that people from wrong ZIP codes and disadvantaged backgrounds are not able to fulfill their optimum, due to inaccessibility to quality education. I admire for his educational activism as well and feel that his ideas such as the school of choice, charter school system, school vouchers, and school grading system are well crafted and can be an apt choice for improving the quality of education.
Dick started his career with Amway Corporation in the year 1974 and held various responsibilities including working as the Vice President of the firm with responsibilities of foreign operations. DeVos family bought NBA team, Orlando Magic in 1991, and Dick was appointed as the President of the team. In 1993, he returned to Amway as the CEO and helped the firm in a major restructure. Currently, Dick is the Chairman of The Windquest Group, a privately owned investment management firm. He is also on the advisory board of a number of foundations such as Kids Hope USA, Kennedy Center Institute of Arts Management, ArtPrize, and more.
No-poo shampoos are considered to be a popular preference to keep hair nice, healthy and strong. No-poo shampoos are thought of as an alternative to regular shampoos which consist of harsh and harmful chemicals that can dry out your hair and strip your hair from its natural oils.
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A popular choice when it comes to picking out a no-poo shampoo is the WEN Cleansing conditioner by Chaz. This cleansing conditioner formula establishes a base that provides a way to condition and shampoo all at once. The WEN hair care system is made to leave your hair moisturized, clean, and strong ranging from other products such as the ReMoist Intensive Hair treatment, Nourishing Mousse, Anti-Frizz Styling Creme and of course, the Cleansing conditioner. Treating your hair with the WEN hair care system will help you grow longer and thicker hair that is more vigorous and manageable.
On April 2015, the media featured news about the first breakthrough of Amphivena Therapeutics Incorporation. The developments were in collaboration with Janseen Biotech on LinkedIn. The two parties tested the cancer antigen on a selected candidate to create the clinically perfect treatment for hematologic malignancies. The clinical candidate received certification from RECRUIT-TandAb and Affirmed GmbH. The results of the experiments proved successful, and Amphivena received an undisclosed amount to cover the costs of research, development, and labor. The chief executive officer and president of Amphivena Therapeutics, Jeanmarie Guenot, stated that the firm is enthusiastic to progress the cancer treatment medicines and therapies.
Jeanmarie Guenot utilizes her experience of more than 20 years in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries to lead Amphivena to achieve significant innovations for cancer. She previously worked for Atlas Venture as a venture capitalist, firm developer, and investment manager. After leaving Atlas, JeanMarie joined PDL BioPharma as the vice president of business and corporate development. Her role included overseeing the creation of licensing, acquisitions, alliance management, and mergers. She worked at Hoffman-La Roche between 2008 and 2009 as a chief scientist and business advisor before branching out as a solo scientist and entrepreneur. Jeanmarie Guenot facilitated the contract between Hoffman-La Roche and PDL to develop and commercialize drugs. As a result of her diligent and smart work, JeanMarie received the 2005 BioBusiness Network Innovative and Bio-Partnering award. In 2006, she won the Deal of Distinction from Licensing Executive Society.
In 2009, JeanMarie Guenot started SKS Ocular, LLC and managed it as a partner for three years. SKS Ocular specialized in developing technologies that create ocular drugs to treat glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry AMD and ocular inflammation. She has worked in firms in both the public and private platforms, specifically pharmaceutical R & D, corporate and commercial development enterprises, business development project and alliance development and venture capitalism. By working for SKS Ocular as the chief operating officer, JeanMarie honed her skills in developing ophthalmologic firms which she uses to expand Amphivena’s drug development works. JeanMarie studied at the University of California in San Francisco where he graduated with a degree in chemistry. After receiving her Ph.D. in the same field, she joined the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to pursue and MBA.
Jason Halpern is the managing partner as well as the founder of JMH Development. He was born and raised in a family that is renowned for real estate development. His family has been involved in real estate for over fifty years. That is what has shaped Jason to become the great man that he is today. His family has built and managed property across the United States.They have worked on projects in New York and apartments in Westchester County. Working with his family has helped Jason Halpern to acquire a lot of knowledge and skills that are required in the real estate industry. Currently, he is visionary and experienced.
Many would wonder why Jason Halpern is unique compared to the other investors. It is due to his passion for the development of buildings that are in the historic districts. He also has an ability to work with the other stakeholders and the people of his community. His rapport with members of the community and a passion for developing the historic sites has made him stand out from other entrepreneurs. Jason Halper and his dedicated staff respect and work with the community. Since Halpern began leading the company, they have constructed projects more than $500 million.
One of the successful projects that can be noted is the Townhouses of Cobble Hill. Jason and the entire JMH staff have worked for the development of the project. Jason has also led his company to develop 304 apartments which were formally a warehouse. It has now become a place of luxury because of the individual development that was employed by Jason Halpern.The company is always committed to the construction of buildings that are innovative throughout the state of New York. They have been able to construct commercial buildings and residential property.
It is something that Halpern does with passion. He is perpetrating what his family has done for many years. It may not be easy for someone to achieve such success in real estate but for Jason Halper, it is not that difficult. He has already achieved great success even at his young age. Jason is also someone who is generous, and as such he takes part of charitable work. Jason has helped a lot of people from his community and also contributed to organizations that participate in humanitarian affairs.
Among the significant investments that Halpern has done include the Westchester Medical Center. The investment, which is a trauma center has employed people who are ready to help. They are talented and experienced, and as such, it has helped a lot of individuals. The facility has equipment of high quality making it easy for the staff to easily handle emergencies such as open heart surgery, neurosurgery as well as orthopedic surgery. Halpern continues to work with the community and engage in a variety of philanthropic initiatives through his company.
George Street Photo and Video is a wedding photographer that (of course) takes videos and photos. They have several locations across the United States. One of these locations in located in Chicago, Illinois. Their exact address is 230 W Huron Ste 3 Chicago IL 60647. This is a great location to have a photography business, as this is a location lots of people want to travel to have their weddings, creating a need/demand for a wedding photographer. Another one of their locations is located at San Francisco, CA 94102 Civic Center, Hayes Valley. Is this a good location? No brainer. Sunny San Francisco is simply one of the most beautiful locations in the world, in turn, one of the most traveled to for things like weddings. Once again, creating demand for the services of a business like George Street Photo and Video.
Chris Burch has been someone who has passionately pursues what he is interested in. Among his interests is fashion. This is actually one of the most fun interests one could have because one could actually get involved in the art. One thing that sets fashion apart as an art form is that it is the type of art that people wear. One interesting thing about fashion is that it does have a lasting effect on the person. While people do become inspired when they look at clothes that looks beautiful. That inspiration is felt throughout the day when they wear it.
This is one of the reasons that Chris Burch has always been interested in fashion among other things. Chris likes to help people feel better about themselves. Therefore, he works with people to bring forth some great innovations for people that are interested in fashion. However, he has gotten involved in plenty of other industries as a business developer and serial entrepreneur, check burchcreativecapital.com. One thing that helps him succeed is the motivation to work for people and meet needs. He understands the basic needs of people in the world. Therefore, he is willing to meet those needs so that they will find comfort.
Chris Burch has recently entered into the industry of hospitality. This is something that is philanthropic. For one thing, he is able to better help people with hospitality than fashion. In order to help out with hospitality, he has decided to build a five star resort in Indonesia so that people will have some place to go when they want to get a vacation and relax. He has not only built a five star resort, but he has also did everything he can to make it the best resort in the world, check this on businessinsider.com . Therefore, people will be able to enjoy their stay. To learn his recent timeline activities, hit on crunchbase.com.
Music streaming business may be lucrative, but the risks involved are arguably higher than any other industry. This claim is advised by the almost impossible task for an emerging company to break into the industry. One such emerging company is Tidal, a Jay Z-owned company that found it rough in its first days of existence. The firm was marred by a mass exit of executives and low membership subscriptions. Tidal was struggling to remain in business. In the height of its tribulations, however, Jay Z pulled a surprise by hiring babe ruthless, Desiree Dez Perez, to lead the firm’s revival surge. Since then, Desiree has helped Tidal to regain its glory and to start competing at the highest level with more established companies such as Spotify and Apple Music.
The Desiree Effect
Based on billboard.com, on top of growing Tidal membership subscriptions exponentially, Desiree has also been instrumental in finalizing deals and contracts that have yielded millions of dollars for the company. The Tidal App, on the other hand, has become the new music streaming sensation in the United States and beyond. After releasing exclusive albums from world’s finest among them Kanye West, T.I, Rihanna, and Beyoncé, the company’s revival process was completed. Since then, Tidal has taken over the industry by storm. Move to this site.
Targeting the Youth
The largest target group for music streaming is the youth. With a clear understanding of this fact, Desiree has guided Tidal to revising its music policy to suit the demands of the youthful fans. The company has been focusing more on new music over the recent past, establishing a new package dubbed the Tidal Discovery that is listing all its new music releases. Another package, Tidal Rising, lists all of its emerging artists.
Desiree Perez is the wife to Juan Perez, the Rock Nation Sports boss. She is a New York-based producer popular for On the Run: Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Desiree is the only notable figure in the male-dominated Hova Circle of influence. Follow her on facebook.com.