George Soros and the Good Cause

George Soros has admitted that he knows that some of the causes that he fights for will never be where they need to be at. He also lets people know that the changes that he is fighting for will likely never happen in his lifetime but he still does what he can to make the world a better place and to bring change to different situations that people are in. For George Soros, doing what he can to make a difference for people is one of the best ways that he can make the world a better place. The Open Society Foundation has quoted George Soros on different philanthropic opportunities that he has created. They often talk about the way that he is good at doing different things and that he is going to be able to get more out of the situations that he has created for himself. He does everything that he can to show people that there is more to life than just money or trying to make money.

Politics is a subject that is often taboo no matter what your socioeconomic standpoint is. For George Soros, politics are the key to making things better for different societies. This is something that he has worked on very hard and that he has been able to do for different people. It has given him a chance to make sure that things are going the right way and that they are going to be able to get more out of the options that they have. Read his profile at Forbes.

George Soros offers educational opportunities for politics on his own and in the foundations that he has created. He wants people to be as informed as possible about the options that they have to make things better. Because of this, he does what he can to show the different opportunities that are available to different people. It has allowed him the chance to make sure that things are going to work the best way possible for people. This is something that he feels strongly about and something that he will always work to make a possibility for different people.

The majority of the political educational opportunities that George Soros has created are things that are free. He does this so that he doesn’t exclude people who are in a bad economic way and so that he will be able to help people no matter what their finances look like. He always does what he can to show people that there is more to offer and that he is going to be able to get the most out of the options that he has available to the people. The educational opportunities that he has are among the best.

Read this story about George at Politico.com.

Dick DeVos: A Philanthropist and Political Activist With A Generous Heart

Dick DeVos, the former Chief Executive Officer of Amway and the son of its co-founder Richard DeVos, always wanted to be a philanthropist and political activist for causes. What to say about a person who contributed $11.6 M in 2015 alone for various causes, which is almost double the amount of his 5-years political contributions. He and his wife Betsy are part of many activism that are of genuine causes which address every aspect of the society. It should be noted that their lifetime contributions to various organizations totaled to $139 million.

 

Even father of Dick, Richard DeVos is very keen in contributing to the needs of society. It is reported that the lifetime contribution of DeVos family stands at $1.33 B – almost 25 percent of their $5.2 B fortune. The family believes in the principle that it is not about what could be worn or what type of car could be driven, but it is all about what they give to others. Both Dick and Betsy set up a foundation called Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation to contribute in arts, education, justice, community, and leadership.

 

From the 2015 contributions, a big share of the amount, $3 million went to educational causes and both of them considering the need of quality education. “I think that the current schooling and academic system in U.S. are not creating the American dream. Children in the countryside or backward area are not getting the adequate education to chase the American dream,” Dick said. To improve the quality of education, they formulated a number of ideas that can change the pace of the quality of education. It includes charter schools, school vouchers, school of choice, the grading system for schools etc.

 

After education, they give importance to Arts & Culture and from 2015 contributions almost $2.4 million accounted for it. They also helped the University of Maryland to set up a DeVos Institute of Arts Management with a contribution of $22 million, to promote arts and culture. The rest of the contributions are going in the decreasing order of civic and community, leadership and development, Public Policy, Health & Human Services, and Churches.

 

Dick completed his graduation in business administration from the Northwood University. He joined the Amway Corporation in the year 1974 and assumed various positions for the next 10 years. In 1984, he became one of the vice-presidents with foreign operations. The years saw a rapid growth in foreign sales. In 1991, the family bought one of the NBA teams Orlando Magic and he joined the team as the President and CEO. He came back to Amway in 1993 as CEO and led the company in a major restructure. He left Amway in 2004 and currently he is the President of Windquest Group, an investment management company with holdings from manufacturing to technology.