DICK DEVOS: THE PHILANTHROPIST WITH A PASSION FOR EDUCATION DICK DEVOS: THE PHILANTHROPIST WITH A PASSION FOR EDUCATION:

Dick DeVos is the devoted husband of Betsy DeVos who is the current American Education Secretary. The two are very active in politics, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.

 

In 2006, Mr. DeVos was the Republican nominee for the Michigan Governor’s post. In 1989, Dick DeVos started the Windquest Group with his wife. This company deals with clean energy, technology, and manufacturing. Betsy DeVos is the chairman of this company. The entrepreneur has also been Orlando Magic NBA franchise president. He has also been a president of Amway. The couple has also been involved in various charity works. In fact, they own their own family foundation.

 

Mrs. DeVos is an avid education reformist and she has been on the forefront of fighting for the education rights of the United States child for many years. Together with her husband, the two have been involved in supporting the Potter’s House School in Grand Rapids significantly. Dick DeVos and his wife started filling this void when they had their own children in the school. After they noticed that there were some students who wanted to attend the school but they lacked the resources. They decided to sponsor them by paying their tuition. Moreover, this initiative was the basis of their scholarship fund. It also drove Dick DeVos to be elected to the State Board of Education for Michigan. Consequently, Mr. DeVos and another colleague also formed All Children Matter. Mrs. DeVos was the chair of this political organization which was geared towards championing education matters. The various education movements that the couple has been involved in have managed to promote peace and bring cohesion among Americans.

 

Dick DeVos role in education reforms propelled him to start a charter high school called the West Michigan Aviation Academy. The passionate pilot started this high school in September 2010 after his wife suggested to him that he should combine his love for flying with his passion for education. The school is situated in Grand Rapids, Gerald Ford Airport. The school caters for everything to do with aviation. This includes pilots, airport administrators and aeronautical engineers among others. Basically, the school aims at preparing its students for real careers in aviation.

 

Other organizations that Dick DeVos has been involved in include The Grand Action Committee where he has been the Co-Chairman since 1992. The Willow Creek Association where he has been a vice chairman since 2007. Mr. DeVos has also been on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce from September 2010 untill to date. The entrepreneur is involved with many other organizations where he makes remarkable changes. Dick DeVos attended the Northwood University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business.

 

To learn more, visit http://dickdevos.com/.

Advocating for Human rights-Avaaz

21st Century Fox is one of the pay TV’s provider companies in the United Kingdom. The firm wanted to acquire Sky but the deal has to take another turn as the legal system has been called upon to revisit the ruling that the pay-tv when remaining under the management of Rupert Murdoch who is a billionaire based in the country. The United Kingdom communication office received a letter from Avaaz which is a civil group and according to the letters written by their attorneys, it stated that Ofcom ruling was full of material mistakes, evidence as well as reasons and pleaded for a fresh review of the case. According to the letter written by Avaaz; Ofcom used legal standards which were considered illogical, and assumed issues which were relevant and could be used as evidence. According to Avaaz officials, they have been demanding for a meeting between Fox and Ofcom representatives or even with the Murdoch family trust.

Avaaz was launched in 2007 as a civil organization which is based in the United States of America. During its establishment, the group had to take their man date to act and advocate on issues which include; animal rights, climate change, corruption, conflict, poverty and human rights. According to the guardian; Avaaz is one of the largest civil groups in the world. Avaaz was co-founded by MoveOn.org and Res Publica. Res Publica is a community of public sector which has a primary purpose of promoting good governance in the society; while on the other hand, MoveOn.org is an America non-profit organization. The organization’s co-founders include Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda among others. Ricken Patel is the director and the President of the foundation. Avaaz has been organizing events as well as campaigns which are managed by a team of campaigners who operates in all the 30 nations which Avaaz exist.

 

Talk Fusion: Your Life, Your Rules

Everybody wants to call the shots in their life. They want to feel a sense of control and they want to feel like they have a say in what is happening to them and how they handle whatever life puts on their plate. However, life can get in the way, and life can throw some really bad curve balls to people along the way. In the end, though, it comes down to how people respond to what life throws their way. They have to stay strong through all of it and they have to look for the silver lining. Someone can either let something make him or her or break him or her. However, the power of the human spirit allows people to push through even during the toughest times.

 

Bob Reina knows this as someone that once worked in law enforcement. He saw people go through the best of times and the worst of times. He also knows if they were given an opportunity to do something different, they would jump at the chance. That is what Talk Fusion is giving people. It is one of the greatest gifts they can offer to people out there. With video newsletters, video emails, video conferences, and video chats, the world is there for them to do whatever they have heart set on as far as a career goes.

 

When they have a career that is important to them and a career that inspires them, it shows in their personality. People can’t help but notice how excited they are to start each day and how much they love what they do at their job. It is because it is a job that is near and dear to their heart. The product Talk Fusion won awards because of all of the changes and improvements they made in 2016 (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/talk-fusion-video-chat-wins-2016-communications-solutions-product-of-the-year-award-300315095.html?tc=eml_cleartime).

 

It was awarded to them from the Technology Marketing Corporation, which is a media giant when it comes to technology. This was their second award from the company and many people think more awards are coming their way in the future with how well they are being run and operated.