December 18, 2017
The stunning extent of George Soros’ philanthropy is now visible to all. The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times just broke a story about George Soros and a massive donation he has just made to the Open Society Foundations.
According to the news report, George donated eighteen billion dollars to charity. This caused George to fall thirty nine places on the Forbes 400 list. However, that did not seem to bother George, who got in the habit of donating money to charity as soon as he started seeing success on Wall Street. The man who fled the communists in his native country of Hungary later started the Open Society Foundations to promote democracy and freedom in the world. They now operate in hundreds of countries and states all around the world, promoting democracy and protecting the rights of citizens of all countries.
In related news, the Atlantic recently reported on the demonization of philanthropy that is going on and which is being caused by certain segments of our society. The United States has been friendly to philanthropists. Many great philanthropists, such as Rockefeller, have donated a lot of money to charity. They do this in order to improve society on a level that an not be done through various other means. People who give small donations can not dream of changing society in the way that large donations from people like George Soros can. However, because of the political situation in our country, there is the possibility of extremists on both sides of the aisle coming up with conspiracy theories about philanthropists who donate money to causes that the other side of the political aisle is supporting. George Soros, unfortunately, has been the brunt of many conspiracy theorists, who are making up stories about him and creating conspiracies. Right wing politicians and pundits are attacking him in order to gain political points. This must stop.
People are just suspicious about anything and everything. Progressives were suspicious about large donors who owned large corporations. Conservatives were suspicious about large charities that promote progressive causes. This is not something new. Right wing conspiracy theorists have been making up stories about philanthropists ever since the 1950s, when they started talking about how they were supporting the communists. There was even a committee that was controlled by Congress that looked into whether this was happening. Of course, it was not. However, we must all stand up and support George Soros as he continues to do his great work. We must support him against the conspiracy theorists who are trying to stop him from doing his good deeds. Let us all be in this together.
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December 11, 2017
Eric Lefkofsky is a well-known philanthropist and an entrepreneur. Over the years, Eric Lefkofsky has started many companies along with his trusted associates, which includes InnerWorkings, Uptake Technologies, Groupon Inc, MediaOcean, Echo Global Logistics, and Tempus. Eric Lefkofsky is also known as one of the most generous philanthropists alive today as he has given away millions in donations to charity and for other social causes. He even runs a family foundation by the name of Lefkofsky Family Foundation that is actively working in the areas of education, healthcare, medical research, and more.
Eric Lefkofsky believes that technology has the power to improve the quality of human life and it is what he aims to achieve through his business ventures as well as through his philanthropic efforts. One of the key focuses of Eric Lefkofsky right now is on expanding and scaling Tempus Inc, which is a technology firm dedicated to gathering clinical and molecular data about cancer treatment. Eric Lefkofsky has already managed to collaborate with medical facilities like Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Hospitals, and others, to develop a database of clinical information about cancer therapies. Tempus would gather and aggregate the clinical and molecular data from these medical facilities about the cancer treatment, which would help the doctors to make accurate decisions about the treatment they offer to the cancer patients.
The idea came to Eric Lefkofsky about Tempus is when one of his loved ones was diagnosed with cancer. During the treatment, he realized after interaction with the oncologists and cancer specialists that there is no centralized data available for cancer therapies, which has made it difficult for the doctors to personalize the cancer therapies as per the patients’ medical history and genomics. However, Tempus aims to fill in the gap with its vast database, which continues to grow at an exponential pace. Eric Lefkofsky is a seasoned entrepreneur and knows how to add mileage to any venture, and it is what he is trying to achieve with Tempus by helping it scale as much as possible to support cancer patients across the globe. He believes that such data can potentially save lives and make the job of physicians much easier.
December 5, 2017
Aloha Construction Inc. started out as a small family business but has grown into a industry standard by providing excellence, safety and intelligence in the construction industry. From field supervisors, inspectors, installers, insurance adjusters, company agents and of course its customers, Aloha Construction Inc. makes sure that everyone in all levels is satisfied with their service by their continued professionalism and maintaining relationships. All of this is thanks in part to the leadership of their CEO, Dave Farbaky. Not only is he a business leader but also a role model to many young and upcoming entrepreneurs. Even with a presidency position in his company, Farbaky also created the Dave Farbaky Foundation to help out the less fortunate. The foundation features a shopping spree for local children, giving them an experience but also teaches them how important acts of kindness are in society.
From southern Wisconsin and all of Illinois, Aloha Construction Inc. has provided services such as roofing, gutter preventive measures, sliding installation and window replacements to over 7,000 ventures. For roofing, a 9 step inspection process helps identify the extent of damage done to shingles, attic ventilation, and flashing. With any damage discovered, quality shingle is chosen with a guaranteed 10-year craftsmanship warranty. With gutters, Aloha provides assistance in oversized or regular, K-Style Seamless Aluminum or Omni-Style, Gutter Guards, elbows and miters. Sliding installations are done by employees who have gone training at Vinyl Sliding Institute to become certified installers who can expertly install, repair and replace any material chosen for the sliding.If unsure what a house needs in upgrades or repairs, Aloha also provides free property inspections. To know more about the company click here.
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