After Hurricane Harvey, the people of many Texas cities found how what many residents of cities would like to know. That is how much companies care about the communities they do business, especially after a disaster. This hurricane did widespread damage to homes not only from the initial storm but the flooding that occurred throughout the state. This resulted in a high demand for food, water, and other supplies. To answer this demand several Houston businesses began helping immediately afterward. This included the Houston Food Bank, H-E-B and Nabors Industries that were early to help hurricane and flood victims.
This is not unusual for Nabors Industries to help out the community since the local drilling company employees often participate in community projects and the company gets involved in fundraisers and special events. This is one area that CEO Anthony Petrello is steadfast in his belief is to give back to the community is essential for the company.
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The Nabors Industries employees took time off from work to help after the hurricane and went where ever they were needed. The company offered the employees taking time off work to help paid time off and they were sent to various locations along the coast. The company and employees started a disaster relief fund and Tony Petrello matched the contributions. In the end, the total of the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund totaled $173, 622 plus Mr. Petrello’s matching donation. This disaster did not only affect others about 10 percent of the Nabors Industries employees were directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. The company went further than just their fund the on-site kitchen for the company was used to cook large volumes of hot meals for local families three times a day.
This is not a unique effort by the company or the CEO since they donate to national organizations including Bike MS Foundation and Susan G. Komen Foundation. They also have their own Nabors Charitable Foundation that has donated more than $3 million dollars to employees and children in education scholarships.
Anthony Petrello is passionate about giving and education as the Nabors Industries CEO. He was raised in Newark and as a young man he studied hard to have a good future. He attended public school where he excelled Ph.D. level calculus and linear algebra. He was accepted into Yale University with a full scholarship. Mr. Petrello gained the confidence of well known mathematical theorist Serge Lang who had a young Anthony Petrello assist him with his work in number theory. After attending Yale Mr. Petrello left his math skills behind to attend and study human sciences at Harvard Law School.
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Dick DeVos is the name of the man who was born as Richard Marvin Dick DeVos Junior. He was born raised and schooled Michigan from high school to his tertiary education. He earned his degree in business administration from Northwood University and proceeded to Harvard and Wharton. He also has degree from the Central Michigan University and Grove City College. DeVos has proved his academician spirit since childhood, which has been the core of adult pursuits. Dick is a renowned philanthropist and business leader whose accomplishments have spun successes for the involved organizations. He is a holistic man who enjoys sailing and piloting for hobbies, as well as freshwater sporting at the Chicago Mackinac race.
Dick DeVos academic inclination is evident in his undeterred dedication towards reforming the American education system for the better. He is the founder of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation alongside his wife Betsy, a fellow enthusiast. The organization has a decade long experience in injecting change on different levels in society under the national Republican Party. The primary aim of the founders is to install a system that allows children from every state in the country to manifest their academic goals and not be constricted within the ZIP code. They work towards that goal by supporting political candidates who share their vision. Additionally, the organization has funded hundreds of schools and educational campaigns in a bid to effect particular change at the grassroots.
In 2015, the foundation contributed $11.6 million and $5.3 million in separate endeavors aiming to elect Betsy as the chair of the Cabinet. Under another sponsorship program with the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, the couple is in collaboration with a couple of schools that benefit financially in various ways. Some of them include the Grand Rapids Christian Schools, Potters House, and the West Michigan Aviation Academy. The West Michigan School received a contract to start an aviation school at the Gerald R. Ford airport and the results were evident in the school’s first graduating class in 2016 that underwent the program. The graduation had a rate of 86 percent and was graced by President George W. Bush and a few of Apollo’s astronauts.
Dick and his wife have nurtured a philanthropic family whose efforts have not gone unnoticed by major media platforms. In 2015, Dick’s first child and his family received an honor for giving away $104 million that year, earning them the 24th position on Forbes’ list of the most generous candidates. Dick and his wife have a strong conviction that their work is paying off bit by bit and will take effect in the entire country with constant effort. Dick’s vast leadership experience allows him to steer the foundation to growth by setting and manifesting attainable goals.
The resurgence of Gorge Soros definitely doesn’t auger well with the Republican Party. Conservatives led by President Trump are bracing themselves for a tough fight with the relentless lobbyist armed with billions of dollars. Soros is said to be more determined than ever to continue funding pro-democratic causes. A while back, the tea party leaders thought they had finally gotten rid of the Billionaire Hungarian-American stocks and equities investor. Those thoughts were however quickly obliterated when Soros decided he’d finally stomached enough intolerance from the likes of Donald Trump and his entire entourage.
In total, George Soros goes down as one of the most important political donations. In total, the amount doled away by the organizations ran and owned by Soros equals to $50 million. In the 2004 Presidential Elections which saw George Bush winning against the Democrats, Soros coughed out an estimated $27 million, and in the last concluded elections he donated $25M to try help Hillary Clinton get elected. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.
Long Time Pal
Hilary Clinton became friends with George Soros way before the First Lady years. Hillary herself is a pro-reformer with an open door policy which makes it easier for immigrants and other minority groups to thrive and have all the rights and privileges as the rest of the population. But, if Trump gets elected one of the most controversial things he’s promised to do is to build a wall with their neighbor Mexico. Soros has in the past compared Trump to the now-disappearing terror organization operating in the Levant region of the M.E; ISIS. Read more on CNBC about George Soros.
Soros is a top honors alumnus of the London School of Economics. He now focuses most of his personal time and energy on high-speed currency and forex trading, online. Soros happened to have been engaged with some lucrative currency trading business in Europe when the Democratic Convention took place in Philadelphia. He, therefore, had no option but to personally call his 25-year-old friend, Mrs. Rodham and give her his personal apology for missing the milestone ceremony in her life. Here are some of the SUPER PAC’s being funded by the 85-year-old power baron;
The American Bridge to the 21st Century
The Priorities USA Action
The Senate Majority PAC
The Immigrant Voters Win
About George Soros
George was born in Schwartz Gyorgy in 1930. He is a global leader in business who goes by many nicknames, for instance, he’s known as the Man Who Broke the Bank of England. In the last thirty years since he got wealthy, he’s helped people all over the world in various means and ways. His foundations, Open Society Forum and the Soros Foundations have given away a fortune estimated to stand in at $14B. Forbes states his net worth to stand at $25.2B.
Dick and Betsy Devos have faced criticism and received a lot of attention throughout the world. However, their charitable contributions have been unwavering, adding up to $139 million throughout their lifetimes. Recent events have seen their donations to Republican candidates and school choices being scrutinized. They have, however, launched millions into philanthropic giving through their foundation “Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation“. Reports suggested that in 2015 alone, the Devos family gave $11.6 million into charity work, doubling their total donations in the previous 5 years. The family has slowly become an integral part of dynasties that run republican politics for years.
The family, placed 24th on Forbes list, has shown value for education. Philanthropy has shown that education is a priority, awarding $357,000 to groups that support education forums. In a statement, Dick revealed that systems were hindering children from living the American dream. He has, therefore, worked to ensure efficiency by finding talented educators to help in reaching to every child. Beneficiaries of their efforts include: Compass College of Cinematic Arts in Grand Rapids, Ferris State University, Detroit Charter School among others. The couple itself is a benefactor of Grand Rapid Christian Schools and Potter’s House. The best thing about the family is that they donate without any conditions.
Dick Devos has continuously defended his foundation and has shown its credibility. John Truscott, the family spokesman, released a report that clearly reflected the Devos’ attempt to become more transparent about their donations. Dick himself said that his foundation’s giving met the criteria of charitable companies. This included the funding of the family founded charter school, advocacy group, located in Michigan. He also insisted that a majority of the giving is funneled at helping people directly, and not as suggested a political organization in any way. In any case, most of the groups that receive donations can confirm that they receive them without any strings attached.
Dick’s Work History
Dick Devos has held several executive positions at Amway, NBA’s Orlando magic and Windquest group. He was the president of the Amway Company from 1993 to 2002. This gave him the responsibility for all operations in 50 different countries across six continents. Before that, he had worked as vice president responsible for 18 different countries outside North America. His success was marked by the opening of new markets. Moreover, in 2002’s fiscal year, he led his company to make sales of 4.5 billion dollars. Dick Devos then became president and the CEO of Orlando Magic. He is also the leader of several community initiatives, having founded the Education Free Fund. This has worked to help the less privileged children by giving around 4,000 scholarships. Besides that, Dick Devos is a qualified jet aircraft and helicopter pilot.