Transforming the World Through Education the Betsy Devos Way

Education is and has always been a weapon to use when transforming the world. If there is anybody who understands and appreciates this fact more than anybody in the world is Betsy DeVos. For a long time, Besty has been Championing a number of educational reforms and hence the common tag name ‘reformer.’ One of the key things in Betsy transformative agenda is equality in education. Betsy believes that regardless of one’s background, every child ought to have an equal opportunity when it comes to education. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.

Betsy DeVos reformative nature can be attributed to her formative years in school and business. While undertaking her undergraduate studies at the Calvin College, Mrs. Betsy was actively involved in college politics. The college politics rather reignited the reformative spark in Betsy since even after campus she did hold onto the mantle even to her adult life. At least with some experience to it, Betsy has been able to successfully organize party and political reform campaigns for more than 30 years. Unlike in her formative years, Betsy’s gets the most support from her husband to carry out these campaigns. Betsy’s husband, Mr. Dick DeVos is also active in politics and was even a Republican nominee in 2006 contesting the Governorship seat of the state of Michigan.

In addition to being active in politics, the DeVos are also businesspeople. With a transformative mindset, Betsy DeVos applies the same principles when it comes to doing business. Through the businesses they do primarily, the goal is always to help provide positive solutions to people’s problem then followed by profits. Currently, Betsy DeVos serves Windset Group, a company she founded with her husband in 1989 as the Chairperson. Windset Group is a privately held company that deals with issues manufacturing, technology, and clean energy. Dick, Betsy’s husband, on the other hand, is formerly the president of Orlando Magic MBA franchise and Amway.

The DeVos’s have the heart for charity and more so these related to education besides their business ventures. Betsy DeVos, the education reformist, achieves her educational reformative objective through many nonprofit organization she runs. Among the many, Betsy is the is chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, Mars Hill Bible Church, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center and Kids Hope USA. Through these organizations, Betsy has been known for taking a leading role and voicing her force for the educational needs of the children.

Betsy DeVos is an inspiration and a source of great pride in the education industry. Thanks to her advocacy role in the education sector, we are guaranteed of having a better society sooner than later.

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George Soros: And “Soar” He Has

George Soros, with a personal net worth of $13 billion, has become a benevolent figure in the world scene. Currently a New York hedge fund manager at Soros Fund Management, worth another $25 billion, Soros has used his immense influence to improve the political landscape of countries across the globe, and in some cases, assisting in dismantling oppressive regimes. On several previous occasions, he had used his extraordinary wealth to bankroll popular movements seeking to undermine communist and authoritarian regimes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. At home, his impact on American politics and culture cannot be understated.

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George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary on August 12, 1930. His father was an attorney, but his passion was the promotion of Esperanto—an artificial, “universal” language developed in the late 19th century in hopes that people around the globe might be persuaded to supplement or renounce their native tongues and speak Esperanto instead—thereby, in theory at least, minimizing the chance of violence and war while advancing intercultural harmony. Soros’s father was so moved by this opportunity that he changed his family surname to Soros—a future-tense Esperanto verb meaning “will soar.” Read more about George’s life story at biography.com.

And soar he has. George Soros is a prolific writer, and his quest for good is evident in his texts: The Alchemy of Finance, Underwriting Democracy, The Independent, and Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism. With its roots in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, today Soros’s Open Society Foundations are active in more than 70 countries around the world. Today the assets exceed $1.9 billion. In 1993 Soros established the flagship of the Soros foundation network—the New York City-based Open Society Foundations (OSF), which went by the name of the Open Society Institute until 2010. Soros has used his resources and his passion to enhance campaign finance reform, support democracy in the Middle East, strong, supportive candidates, and other worthy causes.

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Omar Boraie Strives for The Development of The Community

Omar Boraie is someone who has managed to make a huge impact on the real estate world through his company Boraie Development. Boraie Development is a real estate company located in the City of New Brunswick that has aided the growth and development of the community of the society as well. The company has been praised for the transformation that they brought the people of New Brunswick which has aided in the overall betterment of the lives of the citizens of the community. The company is one who has undertaken some projects ranging from small houses to luxury residences.

Boraie Development is a company which has been running as the Boraie family business for over three generations. As the current CEO of the company, Omar aims to take the family legacy forward and keep the name of Boraie Development high among real estate companies in America.

Boraie Development saw the great potential that the city of New Brunswick had to offer and thus decided to set base there to set out on their goal of helping an entire community develop. With the transformations to the living spaces, the city which was one which was heavily hit by the recession was transformed into a luxury residence with world class facilities. Omar believes that he needs to keep his family’s name high and thus believes in working hard to keep Boraie Development a success in the city of New Brunswick.

In a recent feature by Rutgers Magazine, under Omar’s guidance, the company has embarked on some of their most ambitious projects till date, making a splash on the entire real estate industry in America. Omar received a lot of attention for the project that he undertook called The Aspire, which transformed the barren landscape into a high-rise luxury apartment complex.

Omar attributes much of the company’s success to the trusted partners he has collaborated with over the years. All the projects that Omar undertakes are funded only by reputed financial institutions who Omar knows on a personal level.

In addition to taking on numerous residential projects, Omar is also known to invest into non-profit organizations (http://patch.com/new-jersey/newbrunswick/omar-boraie-chair-genomic-science-established-rutgers-cancer-institute) for the betterment of his society. Omar is the trustees of various foundations which help people establish a better footing for themselves in society.