As I read a recent article about the DeVos family I was shocked at the sheer level of philanthropic giving Dick and Betsy DeVos have undertaken over the course of their lifetime. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum it is unlikely you could be any different than myself in being impressed by a level of giving that has seen the married couple provide around $139 million to good causes during their lifetimes. Former AmWay group President Dick DeVos and his newly installed Secretary of Education wife Betsy have provided more than $11 million in 2015 alone as they have continued to provide support for the good causes that reflect their own views on life and their conservative values.
Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy were better known to me as political donors who have played a key role in the 2016 Presidential election cycle, so I was extremely shocked to discover the just over $5 million in support provided to candidates for the Presidency is dwarfed by the more than $11 million the couple recently gave to philanthropic causes. In reading more about Dick DeVos I have been impressed with the way he has explained his philanthropic career comes from the inspiration provided by his father, Richard, who founded the AmWay Group and has also been a dedicated philanthropist; between Richard DeVos, Dick DeVos, and Dick’s three siblings over $104 million was provided for good causes in 2015 alone.
Despite the fact he was born into the impressive family that developed the AmWay Group, Dick DeVos was not given an easy ride through his early life and career, which included Richard DeVos sending his son to a Michigan public school and giving him his first job far below executive level. Dick DeVos eventually arrived at executive level with AmWay in 1986 and went about turning the international sales department into the most important in the company; Dick would eventually become President and CEO of AmWay in 1993 after a short period spent heading the Orlando Magic NBA franchise.
Dick DeVos is keen to point out his philanthropy is not limited to education reform, although this did make up around 26 percent of the overall giving by Dick and Betsy DeVos in 2015 to the tune of just over $3 million; the varied giving of Dick DeVos reflects his world view that includes a major philanthropic effort to increase the knowledge of the arts. The founder of The Windquest Group does not forget his roots in his annual philanthropic giving, which includes donations to many community groups in Michigan along with a major dedication to Dick’s former college, Northwood University.
Avi Weisfogel is a brilliant dentist. He was always interested in helping people throughout the world, and today he is happy to see patients on a regular basis. He has amazing bedside manner, and every patient leaves with an amazing impression of the man. While Avi Weisfogel loves working in dentistry, he also has several other interests.
Avi loves giving back to people throughout the world. He has been blessed with an extraordinary opportunity to become successful. He is amazingly grateful for the opportunities he has received, and he loves giving back. Avi participates in many different charitable endeavors, but Operation Smile is his favorite charity. Operation Smile was founded in the eighties, and the charity had one major mission. The group helps children around the world recover from their cleft palate. Avi has donated to Operation Smile multiple times, and he also campaigns for the organization to receive funding.
Avi loves investing in up and coming businesses. He never goes long without considering a new business opportunity. He noticed that many of his patients were struggling with their sleep, so he helped develop Dental Sleep Matters. This program reaches out to physicians, dentists, and patients to ensure that everyone knows that they should care about their sleep cycle. Sleep apnea is a huge problem, and Avi’s businesses are focused on solving this issue.
Music has always played a huge role in Avi’s life. He has always been an extremely talented musician, and recently he decided to pursue a rap career. Avi has acquired several amazing beats and has started rapping over them. He loves rapping and he regularly posts his new music to his SoundCloud. He has a great fanbase, and he plans on starting to perform at shows around the world. He knows he has a bright musical future ahead of him.
Avi Weisfogel is a modern renaissance man. He started his career as a brilliant dentist, but he has branched out into many different fields. He still loves caring for patients, but he also cares deeply about his music and video career. Avi hopes to continue living life to the fullest for years to come.
James Dondero and Linda Owens will work together to make the community a better place with skilled management of giving. As co-founder of Highland Capital Management, Dallas based hedge fund firm guru, Dondero is very happy about the pairing with Owen of the Dallas based Woodall Rogers Park Foundation. Together they will direct Highland Capital’s philanthropic projects in the giving fund program expansion for local charities to benefit from.
Linda Owen is poised to begin service as the firm’s charitable giving funds manager along with the resources of The Dallas Foundation that is the administrator of the Highland Capital charitable fund portfolio.
James Dondero declared his pleasure about the team up with these words. “As we’ve expanded our philanthropic activities, we recognized the need for a dedicated professional to ensure our contributions make the greatest impact. He went on to praise Civic Leader Owen, “Linda has a proven track record of building effective public-private partnerships in Dallas and shares our vision for making an immediate and tangible difference in our community.”
Giving starts at home with Highland Capital giving to the tune of more than $3 million per year to the community by way of The Dallas Foundation. The work behind this organization benefits the great causes of the veterans, schools and education, the health care community and local charitable beneficiaries in Dallas. Some of these entities are the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, The Center for Brain Health, Uplift Education, The American Heart Association, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the Snowball Express.
The funds management will be well guided by the funds manager, extraordinaire, James Dondero, who is the innovator of the CLO or the Collateralized Loan Obligation, a financial mechanism that has created great wealth for the well satisfied clients of Highland Capital Management. James will task a force of other Highland Capital Management funds managers to support the board members involved in leading the charge to carry out Highland Capital’s desires to give back to the Dallas Charitable Community and other favorite philanthropic beneficiaries.
Giving starts at home and is a favorite pastime of the leader of Highland Capital, James Dondero according to the Dallas source, Business Wire.
QNET is a direct selling company in Asia and its one of the leading direct selling company and the pioneers of e-commerce. QNET is a member of Direct Selling Association of Malaysia and the company has been in operation since 1998. It began its operations in Hong Kong and it is a member of Health Foods Association and Health Supplements Industry Association of Hong Kong and Singapore. The company has seen the signing of a new and thrilling partnership with Manchester City Football Club to be its official direct selling partner for the next three years.
QNET involves itself in humanitarian efforts under its corporate social responsibility. It donated kidney dialysis unit under its banner of We Care. Shirdi Sai Hospital in Devasandra, Bangalore was the beneficiary of the unit from QNET. https://www.ibcworldnews.com/2016/01/28/qnet-partners-with-lions-clubs-international-for-humanitarian-cause/ gives detailed information on this humanitarian gesture by QNET.
QNET donates kidney dialysis unit
With this unit, patients will enjoy highly subsidized dialysis in this hospital, which has a capacity of 100 beds. Mr. Richard Zinkiewicz, chairperson of QNET was present during the handing over of the dialysis to the hospital. Lion Joseph Preston, the chairperson of Lions Clubs International Foundation, was also present during the handing over of the unit. The partnership echoes the philosophy of QNET of Raise Yourself to Help Mankind.
Ql Group of Companies is the parent company of QNET, and it is a member of United Nations Global Compact Network. It is the largest corporation sustainability initiative worldwide. During the handing over, Mr. Richard stated that the step is an establishment of their humble aim towards offering service to humankind. Club members and QNET officials were also present during the handing over of the dialysis unit. The QNET slogan of We care works with various well-known and trustworthy NGOs and other associates like the Lions Club.
QNET encourages all its employees to work and be in service to the needy in the community. The company has been working internationally to take care of needs of the homeless and the destitute, being part of their corporate social responsibility projects. It is a member of Health Foods and Dietary Supplements Association in India.
The corporate social responsibility initiative also supports victims of natural disasters. It distributed relief kits including cooking pots, sheets, mats and other necessary household items to 200 families at Meenambakkam.