The life of George Soros has included a series of times when the man now estimated by Forbes to be worth over $25 billion was struggling to survive as he lived under the rule of Nazi forces and the Soviet dictatorship that ruled his native Hungary from 1943 onward. Born into a Jewish family living in Hungary, the Soros family changed their name and obtained papers hiding their Jewish backgrounds in a plan that allowed the family to avoid becoming some of the more than 500,000 Hungarian Jews killed during World War II; only after the Nazi occupation was over and the restrictive human rights of Soviet rule had taken over did Soros set out to journey to London as a refugee and start his studies at the London School, of Economics, according to the Open Society Foundations.
After completing his studies at the London School of Economics, George Soros set out to develop his financial career as an investment specialist who would make his name and fortune as the head of his own hedge fund established with just $12 million, which now has estimated assets under its management of over $30 billion. Since 1979, George Soros has sought to develop his philanthropic work with an emphasis on the creation of a fairer, more democratic society across the world; the Open Society Foundations was originally founded to aid those stranded in human rights abusing areas of Soviet era Europe where institutions were restricted from teaching about freedom of speech and democratic philosophical theories. The protection of the rights of the people of the world has continued for George Soros as he has set out to create a fairer nation in the U.S., where the New York-based hedge fund manager has become one of the most important protectors of the human rights of minority groups. Read his profile at Business Insider.
During the Ferguson protests, George Soros and the Open Society Foundations became the focus of much media attention because of the role played in the advancement of the cause of social reform played by the founder of Soros Fund Management. After the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a number of important groups came together to form the “Hands Up Coalition”, the majority of which are funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. Among these are the Dream Defenders, Organization for Black Struggle, and the Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment; in total, The Washington Times reports the Open Society Foundations has backed Ferguson protest groups to the tune of $33 million provided for groups seeking to protect human rights and create a fairer form of social justice across the U.S. Learn more about this article at washingtontimes.com.
When it comes to finding an IT job, it might be a little overwhelming. What do you choose? What is the best fit for you? A lot of IT staffing companies only gives you the basics, such as benefits, compensation, and senior level positions, which can all look pretty similar. At Diversant, they are dedicated to going beyond the basics and providing you a better match between IT professionals and the types of jobs they are looking for. They have an exclusive screening process, which looks beyond the resume and job description. Instead, they look at the person’s personality and find different jobs that will help them succeed and flourish in the new job. They may have all the qualifications on their resume, but it is important that they fit in their new job. Otherwise they won’t be happy and will be seeking out another job very soon. Diversant is partnered with the nation’s leading Fortune 500 companies to give job seekers a wide range of options in order to have a successful career as on IT professional.
John Goullet, Principal Executive of Diversant, is an entrepreneur that has helped many people in the IT job seeker world. He began his career as an IT consultant before making the switch to IT staffing in 1994. He has a clear understanding of this field and market trends, so he founded Info Technologies, which provided help to Fortune 500 companies nationwide. This company quickly grew to $30 million, earning a top 10 spot on Inc. Magazine’s list of fast growing privately-held firms within the United States. This is definitely something John can be proud about. Goullet has a passion for solving the challenges people face when it comes to the ever-evolving world of IT.
John is the type of person you can stand behind and trust. He is dedicated to matching his clients up with the right IT job and making sure that they will fit in that position. He wants his clients to be happy and will do all that he can to do so. After all, finding a job can be tough, and John wants to make it easier on the job seeker.
The Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement is a designed scholarship for the next generation of innovative business leaders. The Manns have partnered with Uncommon Schools of New York to provide this scholarship for the schools’ students aiming at a four-year college degree.
To apply, the candidates need to write a 1,000-word essay describing how earning a university degree will help them in professional success. The scholarship consists of $5,000 that can be applied to college tuition.
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of schools in Boston, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. The schools focus on literacy and math, while having their own schedules. The aim is to prepare low-income students for academic success.
As these chartered schools claim, “By 6th grade, 75% of our regions outperform the state in reading, and continue to outperform the state in 7th and 8th grade.” The schools started their operations back in 2005.
Keith Mann is the founder of Dynamic Search Partners. This New York-based recruiter specializes in assisting hedge funds and private equity companies in finding qualified personnel. The company is one of the biggest recruiters in this industry.
When it comes to working with clients, Mann believes in forging strategic relationships to understand client needs. Dynamic Search Partners also look for long-term relationships with the candidates based on trust, honesty, and commitment.
In the past, Keith and Dynamic Search Partners organized raising events for Uncommon Schools by inviting the financial services industry community to join in fund raising.
Avi Weisfogel is a dentist from New Jersey who enjoys sharing his success with the world. As a man who has helped other dentists reach their potential, Avi is a generous person who has now found a non-profit organization to support as well. Avi has started a GoFundMe Campaign for Operation Smile to raise $2,000 for the noble charity organization. Operation smile helps children all over the world who require surgery but can’t afford it or do not have access to safe healthcare. The charity focuses mostly on children with cleft lip and pallet as well as other facial deformities.
Operation Smile was started in the 1980s by a husband and wife team who were also a doctor and nurse. On a mission trip to the Philippines, Kathleen and Bill Magee realized how large the need was for safe and affordable medical care especially for children with facial deformities. They returned after their first trip to start Operation Smile. The non-profit has grown to include thousands of volunteers and they are able to perform thousands of surgeries in several different countries every year.
Avi Weisfogel started his career as a dentist in his hometown of Old Bridge, New Jersey where he bought out a dying practice after graduating from New York University College of Dentistry. With much success, Avi had to eventually move to a larger practice, but his heart lay in helping patients with sleeping disorders such as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea patients can benefit greatly from using oral appliances to control the condition. However, getting patients was difficult at first and Avi dedicated many years planning and studying to open a sleep practice. He succeeded and opened Dental Sleep Masters which sees several sleep apnea patients now.
After seeing success with Dental Sleep Masters, Avi wanted to help other dentists open their own sleep practices. He started Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients to train other dentists in receiving and treating sleep patients as well as how to start a sleep lab within their practices. The training takes at least three days as well as continued support along the way.
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