The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland was started three years ago with a grant for startup money donated by Bruce and Karen Levenson. More donations totaling $5.6 million soon followed, all from the Levensons, said a press release from PR Newswire. Innovative courses and programs are offered by the Center. This includes several classes per semester that pay out $10,000 gifts to worthy nonprofits. A program just completed by the Center sent twelve graduate students to India to work at three nongovernmental organizations. One focused on the disabled, one focused on wildlife preservation, and the last was a youth outreach program. For the fourth year in a row, the Center has sponsored the Do Good Challenge. Thousands of students at the University of Maryland will compete in a challenge to make the greatest social impact on their favorite causes. Winners receive $20,000 in prize money to further their causes. Karen Levenson, an alumnus of University of Maryland, calls it leveraged philanthropy at its best. She also feels that the Center has the potential to make a profound impact in terms of worthy causes. Bruce Levenson of UCG feels that the Center has a dual purpose. First students are being taught the skills needed to work in the nonprofit sector. At the same time, the Center ensures that graduates of the University of Maryland will be informed philanthropists when they graduate.
Some of the biggest news in food manufacturing in 2018 comes from OSI Group. This Illinois-based food processor will embark on a 50/50 merger with Australian-food processor Turi Foods. This merger will combine each of the companies’ strengths to build a world-class food solutions company. Both companies already has facilities in Geelong and Thomastown, Victoria. Turi Foods is the best candidate for the job because it shares many of the same views as OSI. Turi Foods is also a leader in poultry farming, and it’s one of the largest processors of poultry in Australia today. Sam Cuteri, chairman of Turi Foods, stated that “we look forward to bringing these two powerhouses of the food industry together as one.”
OSI Group needs no introduction as it’s one of the premier food processors in the world today. This mega company extends across multiple continents, it has nearly 65 state-of-the-art plants, and it has decades of experience. This American-food processor is actually made up of test kitchens, general offices, pilot plants and culinary-innovation centers. As of today, OSI is registered as a multi-billion dollar business, and it’s known to be a top 100 company. Bacon bits, pizza, hotdogs, fritters, Tofu, chicken wings, steak, pasta, cheese, tomatoes, sliced bacon, poultry products, pot roast, desserts, sauces, chili and many other foods are being produced here in record numbers. OSI Group has definitely been able to evolve with the times, which partially explains success.
In 2016, CEO Sheldon Lavin was presented with the Global Visionary Award for his innovative-visionary tactics. On the other hand, OSI’s greatness in environmental management has caused it to earn the Globe of Honor Award in 2016. This was OSI’s third time winning the award over the past five years. As you can see, OSI Group is getting things done in the boardroom, and it’s getting things done in the field with much success.
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U.S. Money Reserve, based out of Austin, Texas, came away with two awards in the 2018 AdSphere awards in the ‘Best of’ category. The distributor of precious metals was recognized for ‘Infomercials’ and ‘Short Form Products.’ Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/U.S.-Money-Reserve and http://www.manta.com/c/mml8pv9/u-s-money-reserve-in
The AdSphere awards are awards presented by DRMetrix, a television research company, for the very best of direct-response television (DRTV), a $350 billion industry. They have identified more than 7,700 direct response and brand-direct brands over more than 120 national networks.
AdSphere recognizes excellence in the DRTV industry, awarding brands in a wide variety of categories—20 main categories and 145 sub-catagories—one of the most inclusive Awards for the DRTV industry. Read more: U.S. Money Reserve Wins Two ‘Best of Category’ Awards at 2018 AdSphere™ Awards and US Money Reserve | Facebook
The CEO of U.S. Money Reserve, Angela Koch, says that they focus their efforts in DRTV because they want to provide creative work for their audience that reflects their brand. She says that winning the awards is “truly an honor” and reflects the hard work and skill of their marketing department.
The founder of the AdSense awards and CEO of DRMetrix, Joseph Gray, says that the awards recognize “best of class advertisers across four industry classifications including short-form products, lead generation, brand/direct, and 28.5-minute infomercials.” The campaigns honored are recognized for their popularity among consumers, and the creatively of their construction.
The U.S. Reserve was founded in 2001 and has become one of America’s leading distributors of U.S. government-issued gold coins and precious metals. They provide services to hundreds of thousands of clients by diversifying their assets through physical currency, mainly through U.S. silver and gold coins.
Their team are experts in coin and numismatic research, who locate precious metals for a wide variety of buyers and provide excellent customer service. They aim to develop long-term relationships with their buyers and customers.
Recently, The Perth Mint made U.S Money Reserve the sole U.S. distributer of the Proof Coin set of the 65th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Perth Mint already distributed the 75 Anniversary of Peal Harbor coin series, which is distributed globally by U.S. Money Reserve.
The complete list of the 2018 AdSphere awards can be viewed on DRMetrix’s website.
Chris Burch is the Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital. Chris Burch is an investor and an entrepreneur, and the founder of his company. He was born into a middle class family in Pennsylvania in 1953. Chris has a business background that spans over 40 years. He started his first company in 1976.
Chris attended Ithaca College, and while he was a student there he started a fashion company. He and his brother Robert invested $2,000, and they sold sweaters on campus. His company was Eagle’s Eye, and it made them millionaires, read (Instagram.com). Chris Burch has also invested in other start-ups including Voss Water, Tory Burch, Chubbies, Jawbone, and several more. Burch Creative Capital was founded to help other entrepreneurs finance and launch their own companies. With his knowledge, experience, and financial resources, Chris enjoys growing new businesses, and he is interested in helping improve upon products and services.
Chris Burch purchased a hotel on Zumba, in the South Pacific country of Indonesia, in 2012. He had major improvements and renovations done and ultimately made Nihiwatu into a high end, world class hotel and resort. Chris also purchased real estate in Southampton, a town located in the luxury beach areas on New York’s Long Island. He has invested in many fashion, real estate, and other opportunities that have brought him much success and wealth over the years. No two days are alike for Chris. He can be in New York or Los Angeles in business meetings, or in the South Pacific attending to his resort property in Sumba, learn more on architecturaldigest.com.
Chris places a great deal of emphasis on listening to the people around him. He believes that it is the result of great people that can bring great ideas into fruition. By listening and observing, Chris Burch has exceptional instincts, and he is good at reading people. This has helped him surrounds himself with great people in his life. He advises other entrepreneurs to follow their dreams and confidently stay on course, visit https://chronicleweek.com/2018/06/worlds-best-surf-chris-burchs-nihi-sumba-resort/.
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Alex Hern has been a very astute businessman. Infact he has been around this industry for a about 25 years. During his long career, Alex Hern has majorly focused on brainchild companies and has walked with them to see them grow too big enterprises. He has also mastered the art of incubation of technology companies. Mr. Hern has been a board member and was part of the team that co-founded the Inktomi Goldman Sachs-led IPO (INKT). Inktomi was in the forefront in powering the search technology for Yahoo, MSN and AOL. Alex Hern was also a board member for Yesmail Inc (YESM).
This is an email marketing company that was sold to the public and later to CMGI. It is presently called ModusLink Global Solutions and is valued at $650 million in a period of 10 months. Alex also co-founded the Military Commercial Technologies a company offering technology commercialization. The incubator was funded by Lockheed and L-3. Here Alex served both as Chairman and also the Chief Executive Officer. He also founded the Tsunami XR, a company based in San Diego. Tsunami remains a leader in immersive software and also specializes in content solutions for general enterprise markets. Tsunami offers company designs, delivers 3D designs. Alex has mastered the art of provision of augmented and virtual solutions so as to expand workplace productivity, knowledge transfer, and collaboration.
Additionally, Mr. Alex also co-founded and thereby worked as Director of ArcSight (ARST). ArcSight is a cyber-security company that also has gone public and later bought by Hewlett-Packard for a whopping $1.5 billion. Mr. Hern finally also was part of the founding team for Cloudshield and also served as Director too. CloudShield is a company offering network security. It was sold to SAIC, a giant technology and firm specializing heavily in government commercial projects. Alex also is credited for founding and serving on the Boards of NewHomes.com. He also served in the board for Triton Network Systems (TNSI). Alex Hern is a widely experienced cooperate with a very vast experience.
From hosting, to radio personality, to executive producer, there aren’t many areas of entertainment that Ryan Seacrest has not dabbled in. Seacrest was afforded the lead host of one of the nation’s most-watched television shows, American Idol. This breakthrough role brought much attention to other areas where Seacrest was featured. His radio production, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, saw a favorable increase in weekly listeners. This increase landed this radio production on a national ranking system within the top-40 of all radio shows.
On TV, Seacrest can be found as a lead host for the television network, E! Seacrest plays host to the New Year’s Eve bash each year. Live with Ryan and Kelly is his daytime, talk-show. These features mark for appearance across the networks of ABC and E! Apart from being featured on-screen, his production company has an influential role on these mentioned networks. Keeping Up with the Kardashians is one of this company’s largest claims to fame.
When Ryan isn’t being featured in the spotlight, he is spending time working with his charitable organization. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation helps provide opportunities for children and families to explore the wonders of radio, multimedia, broadcasting, and programming. The foundation has helped place learning centers within pediatric care facilities, influencing patients to gain first-hand experience within facilities that foster learning. Seacrest Studios is the established building platform that brings these opportunities to these patients. Patients are allowed to work with journalism students and art majors to perfect their craft at music video cutting, learning the process of DJ’ing as a radio host, and a bevy of other opportunities. The foundation also works to help children gain access to scholarships and schooling opportunities to foster their learning within the arts.
Sussex Healthcare has a fitness specialist on hand to help residents restore their mobility through effective well design programs. The organization has many residents that have serious limitations and are stricken either with joint pain or bad arthritis. The long-standing company has employed professional staff that recommends specific water exercises along with swimming for residents that need that extra care. One particular treatment is called hydrotherapy. By using jetted hot tubs, fitness experts can help residents workout sore or injured muscles. The goal is to provide aquatic exercises that will eventually impact an individual’s joints and give them relief.
The organization uses specialists who have trained in the areas of helping with range of motion for those residents trying to regain basic movements. The program can involve using free weights, resistance machines and physiotherapist experts assisting with building strength when it comes to muscle mass. The company’s fitness plans are in place for those coming out of surgery and wanting to get back on track with life. Sussex Healthcare has a great state-of-the-art gym designed to meet all of their residents needs. For some struggle with cognitive disabilities, they may find it hard to regain focus. That’s why Sussex Healthcare hires fitness professionals that design programs that are enjoyable to residents and at the same time benefits them as well.
Sussex Healthcare consistently sticks to their mission of providing high-level care to the elderly and those who have a disability. Its newly well-crafted gym adds to their reputation when it comes to providing customized and personal-care. The gym’s professional staff will be able to create personal assessments and effective exercise plans that will go a long regarding residents getting control over their situations. The organization is unique in itself by understanding the need to improve upon giving quality care two local residents in the area.
They have been known to take in adults with extreme issues or complications regarding dementia, Alzheimer’s, neurological disorders and various learning disabilities. Sussex Healthcare has a specific staff of experts available to work in each of these categories. It’s also imperative the staff is friendly and sympathetic at all times.
Jason Hope has become one of the most renowned entrepreneurs in the state of Arizona. As the founder of Jawa, the first company in the world to fully develop the premium mobile content streaming business model, Jason Hope was able to beat some of the biggest names in tech, including Apple, Amazon and Google, to the mobile streaming market by more than a decade. The business model that Jason Hope first pioneered would go on to become a multi-billion-dollar industry, helping to transform the world of technology.
Jason Hope has also been behind the formation of dozens of highly successful startups. Today, he has taken a step back from the busy life of an entrepreneur, opting to write about the coming revolution in technology known as the Internet of Things. His writings can be found in some of the biggest technology media sites on the internet as well as on his personal blog.
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One of the more interesting aspects of the Internet of Things that Hope has discussed is the fact that many of the rudimentary parts that make up these devices have been around for decades. One of the chief areas that these technologies have come from is the world of aviation. Hope says that the aviation industry, particularly that of the United States, was the first to pioneer devices like directional radio beacons and navigation based on those systems. The aviation industry also pioneered things like the technology upon which all GPS systems are based today.
Jason Hope notes that many people are unaware of just how advanced the technologies that allowed commercial aircraft were as far back as the 1950s. The first commercial jets had inertial navigation systems that were capable of GPS-level precision, helping to guide airliners from one city directly down to the destination runway’s centerline. Some of these systems were even more accurate than what most people have in their cars today. And they were the direct forebears of the systems that are now being deployed in self-driving vehicles. In fact, Hope says that essentially everything that self-driving cars use today could be found in advanced commercial jets of the 1960s.
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In 1998, Fortress Investment Group came to existence due to three colleagues joining hands and working jointly. It is mainly an asset managing firm that has its headquarters in the New York City. Over the years, it has portrayed a notable growth rate to appoint of being listed on the Stock Exchange of New York City and being among the best Investment firms worldwide. Fortress has been recognized and honored internationally, under the stewardship of Randal Nardone, and even receiving two prizes in 2014 due to its extraordinary character in the financial sector. Also, it was named as the best Management Firm as well as the best Hedge Fund manager.
Randal Nardone has proven to be an educated and informed gentleman who has a bachelor degree in English and Biology and a Juris Doctor Degree from different university namely; Boston University School of Law and the University of Connecticut. Before joining Fortress Investment Group, Randal had worked in several firms such as in Springleaf Financial Holdings as well as in Newcastle Investment Holdings. Later on, He joined BlackRock which is a financial management company and performed as its principal. Therefore, it is due to Randal Nardone working with these several institutions that he gathered much of the experience that he has and vast wealth for himself.
At present, Randal Nardone is the Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Investment Group, and his essential duty is to manage the financial and legal matters that do affect the firm either positively or negatively. Randal’s hard work has not disappointed him because he has earned a considerable amount of cash to the extent of being among the few billionaires internationally. Also, he has been positioned by Forbes to seize number 557 and with a net worth that exceeds $1.8 billion.
Randal Nardone has clearly shown that he is a Law and business guru who has developed an excellent reputation in the eyes of both his clients and colleagues. Fortress Investment Group has motivated its employees by adopting a reward system to ensure that hard-working employees are rewarded.
HCR Wealth Advisors is a registered investment advisory firm that is based out of Los Angeles, California. It is registered with, and operates in accordance with the rules and regulations of, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). They provide financial and investment strategies to their clients. HCR Wealth Advisors’ main focus is building personal relationships with each client and developing strategies to help them reach their financial goals. These relationships are established through education, trust and service. The company charges one fee which is computed as a percentage of the total assets under management.
HCR Wealth Advisors helps its clients develop a sound strategy that incorporates client investments, retirement plans and financial goals to help them secure the future and handle life’s unexpected events. It is designed in a personalized way according to the client’s needs; different people have different financial goals and preferences. The personalization is achieved by involving the client in his/her own wealth management process. The client is thus fully aware of his/her current financial situation, possible future and the effect of present choices on the future.
The firm uses a monthly blog and a quarterly webcast to educate its clients. The blog highlights important financial trends and economic news that keeps its clients informed on what is going on in the financial markets. The webcast is entitled, “State of the Markets”. It reviews the performance in the previous quarter and looks at the future.
HCR Wealth Advisors gives a team of three individuals to each client; a lead advisor, a financial planner and an analyst. They meet or talk regularly with the client. This ensures that the client receives personalized services. In case of a query or if anything comes up, the client can contact the lead advisor who is the primary point of contact or any other team member.
HCR Wealth Advisors focus on their main objective, serving clients.
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Jeremy Goldstein is a partner at Jeremy L Goldstein and Associates LLC. This Organization is a law firm that advises compensation committees, management teams, corporations and Chief Executive Officers in corporate governance matters, and executive compensation. Initially, Jeremy was a partner at a prominent New York Law Firm. Presently, Jeremy Goldstein is the chairman of the Mergers and Acquisition Subcommittee of the Executive compensation committee of the American Bar Association Business Section.
Together with Jim Finkel and Omar, Jeremy Goldstein hosted a luxurious evening of lavish foods and wines to support Fountain House. Fountain House is an organization that helps individuals who suffer from mental sicknesses.
The World Health Organization has named mental illness as the humanitarian crisis. Mental diseases have affected both communities and families. Around four hundred and fifty people in the world have been affected by the disease. Many people have been prevented from maintaining relationships, caring for themselves, finishing their studies, holding jobs and managing themselves due to mental illness. Fountain House has proved that this is not the way the disease should affect people.
Fountain House has been supporting the people living with mental illness for over seventy years. Its mission is dedicated to the recovery of people with mental illness by providing them with opportunities to work, learn and live at the same time contributing to their talents through a community of mutual support.
Fountain House helps people by doing the following;
Carrying out community mental health programs all over New York City.
Creating innovative programs based on shared knowledge and research concerning recovery for mental illness.
Encouraging patients with severe mental illnesses to change their lifestyles and accommodate better practices and perceptions.
Collaborating with the global and local members in the community to empower and teach the Fountain House model to international organizations.
Fountain House has raised the living standard of people with mental health issues. The organization is successful. It has been replicated on an international and national scale. The achievements of the organization have been recognized by knowledgeable and most influential people in the healthcare industry.
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