When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, one of the businesses that came out in a big way to help the community was Nabors Industries. A company headed by Anthony Petrello. He is the CEO and the president. Nabors participated by allowing its employees to participate in the rescue mission in the way they could help. The company also contributed money to help. They started the Nabors Industries Relief Fund. They fundraised over $300,000 for humanitarian support. This gesture by Nabors is one that should be emulated by many firms in the world. A firm that cares for the welfare of the community living in the neighborhood.The initiatives by Nabors has a basis in the CEO of the company. He believes in giving. He has helped the company generate billions in profits, and as part of appreciation by the management, he has been made one of the top-paid CEO in the country.
With the wealth that he has accumulated, Anthony Petrello has been taking part in philanthropic activities, especially in his state.Together with his wife Cynthia, who he met while he was in the university, they have been giving support to a medical facility in Texas. They hope to make it one of its kind in the world. At the Texas Children Hospital, they are supporting the construction of a research center for children suffering from neurological disorders. This is one of the achievements that he is proud to have made. He has contributed over $5 million towards the construction of this facility and hoped to add more as time goes by.
Anthony Petrello and Cynthia have a daughter named Carena. Carena is a victim of neurological disorders. There are disorders which have affected his physical and mental abilities. For instance, she is not able to walk or talk. This has challenged her parent to look for mediation in hospitals all over the world, but none has managed to have the right treatment for such a condition.Anthony vowed to support a research center that would come up with the treatment of such conditions so that he can save his daughter and thousands of other children from all over the country who suffer from similar conditions.Anthony Petrello has also been supporting another initiative at the Yale University. Here, he has set up a foundation in remembrance of his friend professor Serge Lange who was his mentor while he was in the institution. The foundation will reward those who excel in mathematics. Anthony holds a Masters in Mathematics.
George Soros is a one of the recognized philanthropy who has been able to make an impact to charity centers through investing in them. He has been able to dedicate himself to enhancing the lives of needy people all over the world. In the United States, he is one of the richest individuals and his wealth he acquired through serving in the hedge fund business. Furthermore, he has been able to take part in charity through dedicating himself to supporting for human rights and democracy. As a philanthropist, he has been able to donate $18 billion to enable the Open Society Foundation to do their daily activities. In the year 1980 is when he started working at the charity organization as the chairman hence he enabled the organization to improve their activities and ensuring the needy have better lives. Through his support and contribution to Open Societies Foundation, it was able to be recognized and listed as the United States second biggest charity organization.
George Soros is also recognized as one of the individuals who has given out over half of his wealth to assist the society all over the world. More than 120 nations are where his foundation run their activities which have enabled in helping in making sure that people adore their democratic rights. Open Societies Foundation has been able to help different countries and one of the benefactors is Hungary.Furthermore, Open Societies Foundation in order to accomplish their objectives they work with the different organization. One of the largest contributions that the organization made is through providing money in order to control Ebola in the year 2014 through starting treatment centers. He also has helped various politicians by proving them with funds. In the year 2016, he sponsored Hillary Clintons with her presidential campaign and also gave millions to different PACs that supported her.
Also, Barack Obama also profited from the funds that he received from Soros in the year 2012 during his presidential elections. A lot of Republicans did not like the idea of him funding the Democratic Party. The government of President Trump has been very hard on immigrants and other smaller groups these have enabled the Open Societies Foundation to begin increasing their attention in the United States.George Soros is expressively driven with his early life to take part in philanthropy. He was brought up in Hungary in between the 1930s and 1940s, whereby at that time a lot of Jew lost their lives due to the severe Nazi Occupation. He went to a U.K College whereby he attained a degree in finance and then progressed to Wall Street where he became the hedge fund manager. He as well is one of the leading winners of a currency conjecture deal and was given $1.5 billion by the Bank of England. In facilitating democracy and human rights he has been able to invest over 50 percent of his wealth in it. Open Societies Foundation receive $800 million to $900 million per annum to continue running with their operation.
Billionaire Dick DeVos, son of Amway founder Rich DeVos, comes from a family of extreme wealth. But this family is not well known for the wealth they have, but for the giving spirit they have. Philanthropy is common place with the DeVos family. They all are large contributors to many charitable organizations through their family foundation. Their philosophy is a deep devotion to better society and give to others. With each family having their own foundation for causes dear to their heart, they donate millions each year. Their hope is that people will see that it is better to give than spend your money. They know that the more they give, the deeper and richer their rewards are.
I am incredibly grateful to my parents for initiating and encouraging by example the tradition of philanthropy within our family. We are happy to be a part of this great community!
Not until lately have they spoken out about the donations they have made. It was always a policy to not discuss donations or amounts. This policy was lifted to allow MLive to write about the generosity of people like the DeVos family. In the material world we live in, it is refreshing to know that fortunate people want to help others. The DeVos family makes it their yearly goal to give to organizations such as education, health and community services, arts and cultural charities, and faith-based organizations. With a deep commitment to community, most of the wealth donated stays close to home. They feel that helping closer to home impacts individuals and families that they know personally. One thing for sure is, the DeVos family doesn’t want the notoriety of giving. They want to be part of the solution to encourage people to help one another because it is the right thing to do.
In all honesty, they would rather stay out of the limelight so the focus is more one the actual giving rather than who is giving. They work for change in community, politics, and education. Wanting a better life for many not just their own families is a generous gift in itself. Being able to make that happen is very empowering and by leading by example, they hope to encourage others to have a giving heart and spirit.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s research shows 1 in 68 children are born with autism. Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the general term used to describe disorders that hinder brain development. The characteristic of autism spectrum disorder are verbal and nonverbal communication issues, difficulties in social interaction, and repetitive behavior that can go on for long periods of time.
There are more than 3 million autistic children in the United States, and millions more have been diagnosed with autism around the globe and one man, in particular, is on a mission to help these kids. There are many people that want to help these kids because they are misunderstood and don’t fit in due to this often debilitating condition, but Sanjay Shah, the British millionaire, and philanthropist has stepped up in a very big way.
Sanjay Shah established a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for autism research. Shah’s 4-year-old son has autism. Shah is a music lover, and he decided to combine his love of music with his passion to better understand why and how kids are born with autism. Shah’s GoFundMe campaign is called Autism Rocks, and the main goal is to raise money to learn more about this disorder. But Shah’s other goal is to use music to raise awareness for all the kids that are born with some form of autism around the world.
To date, Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone and Drake have performed to raise money for Shah’s GoFundMe campaign. Shah’s goal to raise awareness using well-known entertainment figures has been successful. Getting music icons to join the campaign is not easy, but Shah is relentless. All the money raised by the campaign will go directly to the autism research trust.
Sanjay Shah is the CEO of Solo Capital Partners, and he has a network of more than 39 other companies that he oversees from his office in London. Some of his other companies are located in Malta, Dubai, Luxembourg and the British Virgin Islands. Sanjay says his dedication to helping researchers discover why children are born with autism has changed his life in a good way. Mr. Shah thinks his campaign is one of the best things he has even done, and he will continue to play a role in autism research in any way he can when this campaign ends.