Betsy DeVos Longstanding History of Philanthropic Works

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Whilst most average Americans might know of Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education within the Trump Administration, she was well known long before she made the difficult but ultimately successful foray into politics. For over thirty years, Betsy DeVos has dedicated herself to political reform, whether in the arena of education or philanthropy or both. As might be expected from someone with such a diverse and ever expanding range of ventures, Mrs. DeVos also rose to become a leader of numerous different philanthropic and educationally reformist political groups. These groups and initiatives have been primarily recognized as indicative of Ms. DeVos’ innovation and creativity when it comes to finding economical solutions to social problems across the board. One of the best examples of this is the Windquest Group, which Mrs. DeVos created with her husband and notable politican and former NBA manager, Dick DeVos. The Windquest Group is a private, grouping of various different corporations that works to invest in manufacturing and energy.


Mrs. DeVos is also the chair of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, a nonprofit focused on education and the arts for the upcoming generations. Mrs. DeVos has stated in several public interviews that the source for her philanthropy work was visiting the Potter’s House Christian School with her husband. Potter’s House Christian School was wholly dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor in the Grand Rapids Area and making sure that low income families had access to a fine and safe education environment for their children. Mrs. DeVos noted that it struck her instantly that she and her husband were well off enough that they could send their children to any school in the country, to the DeVos Family the matter of education was simply a non-issue, but to so many of the less financially secure individuals at the Potter’s school this was not the case.


It was this intensive sympathy and recognition at how easy it was to help people that catapulted Mrs. DeVos into a career that would eventually find her creating a tax credit scholarship program in Florida, a event that she still names as her most successful creation.


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Israeli Ambassador Visits ‘Israel Free’ British City

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Daniel Taub, Israel’s ambassador to Britain, paid a visit to Bradford on August 18th. This visit was prompted by remarks made by George Galloway, the Bradford West MP. The Member of Parliament declared his electorate an Israel free zone.

The Telegraph &Argusreported Taub to having attributed his visit to an invitation from the people of Bradford city. He added that he would take that opportunity to meet with religious leaders, councilors among others. He saw this as a shot at diplomacy to try and calm any reservations harbored against Israel. Read more: Daniel Taub – Crunchbase

Daniel Taub was born in Great Britain and went to school in Oxford and Harvard University’s school of government. In 1989, he relocated to Israel where he served as a combat medic for the defense forces. A few years later Mr. Taub moved to the defense forces’ international law division becoming a reserve officer.

He started at the foreign affairs ministry in 1991 marking the beginning of a career in diplomacy. Since then Daniel Taub has had the privilege of holding several diplomatic posts. Some of his achievements include the inclusion of the Israel Red Cross society into the international Red Cross movement after being excluded for 70 years; he was also part of the team sent to negotiate during the Israel-Syria negotiations.

Daniel Taub told the Telegraph &Argusthat, from his visit, he felt that the people of Bradford wanted to include instead of excluding Israel as suggested by their representative.

He added that the model adopted was right in ensuring cooperation among people of all faiths and backgrounds in Bradford and the entire region as well.

Galloway was no stranger to this anti-Israel talk since previously he had been accused of racism for walking out of a debate after discovering his opponent was Israeli. He shared publicly anti-Israel conspiracies such as Israel having a hand in the unrest in Ukraine.He went further to suggest that Israel gave the al-Qaeda chemical weapons. Learn more about Daniel Taub: and

In his speech, which caused an uproar on social media and had led to investigations by the British police, Galloway said his electorate didn’t want services, goods or students from Israel. He also discouraged Israeli tourists from visiting his constituency. He called Israel a savage country and declared his rejection of it, urging everyone to do so too.

Daniel Taub was therefore accompanied amidst tight security to honor the invitation of a section of Bradford. He said that he did not believe Galloway spoke for the all the people, pointing out that Israel has always had a long standing relationship with Bradford.

George Ru Changes the Face of Healthy Fast Food

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When three undergraduate students at Georgetown University sat in their digs considering the dearth of eating places available to them, they could hardly have imagined that their musings would result in one of the fastest growing startups in America only eight years later.

Nathaniel Ru, Nicholas Jammet, and Jonathan Neman founded Sweetgreen, which is a fast food restaurant specializing in frozen yogurt and salads. The restaurant soon attracted the attention of notable investors including Daniel Boulud, Steve Case, and Danny Meyer. Sweetgreen is a classic startup that has found a niche in the preparation and sale of healthy organic salads at a reasonable price.

The Rapid Growth of Sweetgreen

The salad chain is based in Washington and began with a single shop in Georgetown back in 2007. The fresh, farm-to-fork operation was initially funded by 40 of the founders’ friends and relatives. From its humble beginnings, Sweetgreen is now up to 31 outlets across America and plans to expand to at least 40 before the end of 2017. Also, the company has realized $95 million from its recently completed third round of venture capital funding.

A Community-Focused Food Chain

According to Theresa Dold, the company’s head of digital marketing and another graduate of Georgetown, Sweetgreen is more than just a place to buy food. She says that the founders started by asking themselves why they needed to start the business.

They then started the restaurant to serve a deeper purpose. On his part, Ru says that regardless of the number of outlets the company opens, each has to serve its community and live up to the company’s core values.

George Ru is quick to emphasize the fact that Evergreen should also be of service to its employees as much as to its customers. He says that the company not only goes out of its way to look for great employees but also hires friends of the best staff. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: and

He adds that Sweetgreen had established that the best results were from locations where the teams have worked together longest. Ru and his partners want their employees to have good experiences alongside their customers.

About Nathaniel Ru

Nathaniel Ru studied at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

In the fall of 2015, Nathaniel Ru discussed the growth and success of Sweetgreen at the Georgetown University Entrepreneurship Day. Thanks to their various activities at the Georgetown Business School, Ru, and his co-founders received an excellent grounding in entrepreneurship.

Julia Jackson Brings Taste to Wine Industry

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Julia JacksonBorn in California in 1988, Julia Jackson is the middle daughter of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banks. Julia had grown up for a passion in the wine industry having grown up among vineyards. Her parents had taught her work ethic and passion for the industry at a young age, picking grapes in scorching weather. Julia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Scripps College as well as a certificate in General Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She had worked at her family winery after school and during summers.Jackson Family Wines differentiates its brand from all overs through the rich foundation each vineyard possess as well as having the expertise in each region to create the best quality wine. Throughout the process from harvesting to selling, the winery has always held its own authenticity.

Their brands span across 7 regions of vineyards: North America, France, Italy, Australia, South Africa, and Chile. Click here to view their full Spire Collection. From Anakota to Zena Crown, each brand of the Spire Collection reflects the standard of quality, commitment, and excellence that Jackson Family WiJulia Jacksonnes prides itself on.Inspired by how her mother has run Jackson Family Wines, Julia founded her own charity in 2014 called Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. Her organization was created for “Warrior Women” – women who have overcome hardships and continued to inspire others in the community. A cash grant is rewarded annually to nonprofit organizations who run on the four core values that Cambria Seeds of Empowerment recognizes: equality, community, and spirit. Julia’s charity recognizes and celebrates female leaders and role models. Julia is part of the movement of establishing women as leaders in the community where she leads an authentic brand at Jackson Family Wines that values the true long-standing taste in the wine industry.

Orange Coast College Receives Hefty Donation

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Mary McChesney, a retired professor, donated a hefty amount of money to Orange Coast College. Orange Coast Community College was not expecting the one million dollar donation, but was very thankful for the donation. It will be used to fund a Foucault pendulum. The gift is greatly appreciated and they are excited to complete the project set to be finished in Fall of 2018. It will be a one of a kind pendulum in Orange County and will be a great center for scientific studies. McChesney retired in 1983 as well as her late partner, Adelyn Bonin, who passed away in January. McChesney donated the gift in honor of her partner because they both had a passionate resource for teaching at OOC. Bonin taught German at OOC and McChesney taught English and Spanish for 33 years. McChesney thoroughly enjoyed teaching and making a different in lives. She also participates in many scholarships and community projects. The old planetarium that exists at the college was constructed in the 1950s. It was definitely time for a new advancement and she is so happy to be able to donate the funds to help. The old planetarium could only fit around 35 people. The new one will be built to accompany 129 people with an exhibit hall featuring a National Oceanic and Atmospheric display.


Orange Coast Community College is located on 164 acres of land close to the beach in Southern California. The college was built in Costa Mesa in 1947 and students began classes shortly after in 1948. It’s one of the nation’s largest and most successful community colleges with over 25,000 students that attend each term. They offer classes throughout the entire year with summer school a valid option for many. It is the number one two year degree college in California and almost half of the students are enrolled in one of the Career and Technical Education programs. OCC stands firm in their mission to provide affordable education with licensed trades and professors who are highly skilled. For many decades they have been committed to provided quality education with exceptional options to students all over the world. Learn more:

Sweetgreen Co-Founder, Nathaniel Ru, a Key Player in Fast Food Model

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Fast food industry is rapidly expanding its scope of operations and diversity of services. Sweetgreen serves a vast geographical customer base with fresh, healthy, and organic fast foods that are locally manufactured or processed. According to Nathaniel Ru, a chief executive officer at Sweetgreen, the demand for fast food is continually expanding.

This trend has lately been sparked by the need to feed a large global population. Efficiency at Sweetgreen has particularly been realized through smart transaction systems that include the company’s mobile application and website.

Technology is particularly cited as the main contributor to the success at Sweetgreen. With the later national recognition and new offices in Los Angeles, the company runs without central headquarters. Nathaniel Ru advocates for decentralization of resources and services to meet the necessary industrial revolution.

Nathaniel together with Jonathan, his co-CEO, and Nicolas pursued entrepreneurial studies at Georgetown University. The three are first generation immigrants and ails from entrepreneurial oriented families.

The idea of establishing Sweetgreen was timely considering poor eating options present to the residents of Georgetown. In 2007 the trio started their first restaurant after graduating from college.

Nathaniel Ru advocates more reading to young entrepreneurs as the best way of fetching all the necessary skills in life and business. He further credits team work in building ideas and implementing them to further business course.

Nathaniel Ru received a finance degree from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. It is after this study that he collaborated with his the dual, Jonathan and Nicholas in establishing a fast casual seasonal kitchen with the primary intent on local sourcing and enhancing sustainability.

The later development of Sweetgreen has gained popularity of World Series services in over 27 regions across six countries. The company is currently focusing its expansion to the west coast.

Additionally, the idea behind Sweetgreen was first derived from the belief that clients need healthy, delicious and eco-friendly meals. Further, clients are keen with pricing, service-value worthiness, and tastes among other communal factors.

In 2010, the trio established Sweetlife, a firm that is now renowned for its exceptional services in music and food festivals. The firm now attracts over 20, 000 clients and features top profile artists.

In summary, Sweetgreen works with top experienced chefs, modern food trucks, farmers and local purveyors. The company is committed to promoting healthy living, wellness, and sustainability in fast food processing, packaging and distribution.

Goettl ‘s New Acquisition Grows Business

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When BizJournals reported that Goettl had acquired a new company, they knew that the company was going to be able to see a lot of success in the way that Goettl had done in the past. The company worked hard to rise above a poor reputation and that is what paid off for them. They knew that they would be able to try and make things easier on different people and also knew that their experiences would help them to have the most advanced HVAC technology available. Goettl has always tried their best to help people out and they have always known that they can do more than what other companies do.

With the recent acquisition, Goettl is hoping to expand their customer reach. They want to make sure that they can help more people and that everyone is getting what they need from the situations that they are in. Since Goettl has remained committed for a long time, they are able to provide people with the advice that only comes from years of experience. They know that this is what will allow them to continue doing business and even helping other businesses get out of the problems that they had.

According to GlassDoor reviews, for Goettl to do all of this, they had to first make sure that their company was working properly. They knew that their company would be able to be successful in different instances and they also knew that they would have to work hard to make that happen. One of the things that Goettl did to make this happen was change their customer service ideas. They wanted to make customer service a priority and knew that doing that would give them the best opportunity possible for success.

Even when Goettl was working to acquire this business, they kept customer service in mind. They wanted to ensure that the company was going to be able to enjoy all of the things that Goettl had since they made customer service a priority. Goettl has tried to ensure that they are doing things the right way and that the company is going to be able to try different things with their lives. They know now what they can do to make all of this a possibility and to continue growing what they have made for the things that they are doing no matter what they can get out of the situations that they are in.

Jose’ Neto Redefining the Real Estate Market

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JHSF is a family-owned Brazilian company, that engages in the construction and management of residential and commercial properties the in the real estate sector. This real estate developer has been in operation since 1972, and has built its name as a popular construction company with incredible shopping malls, international airports, and restaurants. This is an indication that JHSF knows how to recognize economic opportunities, and venture in them. As a result, it has spread its operations across borders to Uruguay and the US.

One thing that stands out for the JHSF is the sustainability of their projects. This projects that are popular and stand out include the Cidade Jardim Corporate and Fundacao Vanzolini. These projects are supported by two subsidiaries which are; sustainable energy and the sustainable telecom, that provide energy and telecommunications to the company’s endeavors.

The success of JHSF is highly attributed to its able leader Jose Auriemo Neto, who is the CEO, and the chairman. Under the guidance of his father at JHSF, he gained knowledge on how to run the business, and the results can be seen through his first masterpiece, Parque Jardim. Having studied at FAAP University provides a strong foundation for his performance as a leader in this company. His performance has been a success and throughout he has risen through ranks, an indication of his resilience and dedication to success.

Neto has a long success history of experience with JHSF; having served here from 1993.This experience has also participated to his top performance at the company. For instance in 1997, his success was evident as he facilitated the establishment of JHSF’s parking lot -Parkbem. This was followed by other successful projects such as the securing of the rights to initiate the company’s shopping destination.

As the CEO, Neto has a bunch of responsibilities that include overseeing the company’s interests and developments. In addition, he is in-charge of the administration of the shopping and its retail portfolio.

Neto’s leadership has pushed JHSF to a higher level as it has ventured in the retail market, and he was in-charge of the partnership with the Hermes, Jimmy Choo and Pucci. Moreover, he has facilitated the partnership with Valentino and the RED Velentino stores found in Brazil, which is an indication that the JHSF is under good leadership.


Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey Show People What Civil Rights Are

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Civil rights are the fundamental rights that people are granted simply for existing. They are something that nobody can take away and they are things like the right to pursue happiness, the right to work for a living and other rights that are similar to things like that.

They cannot be taken away but some police and government forces believe that they can infringe on these rights so that they will be able to get what they want.

They do not value the people who have these rights and they do not provide any type of support to the people who are trying to feel comfortable with these rights. All of this is something that will make it easier for people to try and have a better life but it makes things harder for them when they are doing different things for their own good. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: and

While these rights are necessary, some people do not believe that they are. For that reason, there are civil rights groups that are fighting to make sure that people have these rights and that they are going to be protected no matter what goes on in their own lives.

This is something that will continue to make sense for the people who are trying to fight civil rights cases and who are trying to make things better for people who are in different situations from what the others are in. It is also something that makes more sense for the people who are trying to do different things with their careers and with their lives.

Immigrant rights are similar to civil rights and they are able to be infringed on too. In fact, immigrants are often subject to bigger civil rights issues than citizens are and that is a huge problem. In places like Phoenix, which is a border city, there are many problems that people have to deal with and that are not going to be able to make things better for people.

The people who are in these situations have to deal with issues that they don’t know about and they even have to fight them on their own without any help.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey want to fix that and that is the reasons why they started the Frontera Fund. Instead of the way that other organizations work, they try to make sure that they are doing things the right way for people who are trying to become citizens and who are immigrants.

They want to help their own civil rights and they want to make sure that they are showing people what they can get out of the situations they are in. By helping immigrants, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey know that they can make things better for everyone.

How Fabletics’ Kate Hudson Spearheads The Brand’s Growth With Undeterred Passion

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One of Fabletics’ co-founders and executives, Kate Hudson, does not hold back when asked about the firm’s growth strategy. She stated that the new age sports gear company has a strong foot in marketing and maximizes on setting the trend in the industry. Kate Hudson has a hand in every marketing pie of the firm, where she monitors the daily transactions. She believes that the sales’ figures are an accurate representation of their marketing power and uses the data create new ways to sell more apparel.


According to statistics, most start up fashion brands and companies begin their merchandising acts through sale giants like Amazon. Platforms like those allow entrepreneurs to reach a big pool of clients and rapidly increase their sales. The limit with using selling agents like Amazon is the fee charged for each sale. Amazon collects 20 percent of every item sold, hence reducing the return for the trader significantly.


Fabletics employed merchandising strategies that place it on a successful independent route. The intelligent schemes used by the firm include collecting and analyzing the stores’ online and physical data. Kate and her team determine which outfit customers prefer most and which ones are bought the least. They then produce styles and sizes that match up the information to satisfy the clients and consequently raise their revenue.


Another tool employed by Fabletics is live showcasing, which displays online apparel accurately in their physical stores. The method reduces the chances of walk in customers purchasing similar online items from a cheaper shop. Additionally, Fabletics values fast deliveries and efficient customer care which keeps customers happy. The online data, business tech and ROI based media is also the basis of the Fabletics lifestyle quiz which helps customers have an easy time finding the best outfits in style and size.


Kate Hudson joined the founding team of Fabletics Adam and Don after they realized that she was the best candidate for the brand. According to Don Ressler, Kate Hudson is a strong minded and passionate entrepreneur who applies her entire will in pushing forward her goals. Don explains that Kate is down to earth business lady whose ideas have to be valuable to her first before they are to her clients. Kate’s involvement in the business has been nothing short of impeccable performance considering her previous sole career was acting. She had no business experience but has demonstrated undeterred passion in learning and growing the Fabletics brand. Kate joined hands with the Techstyle Group, hence streaming in funds, customers and experience which catapulted Fabletics’ growth. Demi Moore commented that she enjoys the brand’s clothes, stating that they are more than a fashion statement. Fabletics supports a healthy lifestyle across women of all life walks and makes the shopping experience easy and fun through the availability of a test that helps determine the size and style of each client.