Posts in Category: Philanthropic Works

Richard Blair provides investments and solutions to Austin Texas

Richard Blair of Wealth Solutions believes that everyone should be able to pursue their own personal financial goals, and to accomplish this, everyone needs a good financial plan. So he has decided to provide sound investments and wealth solution and management services to Austin Texas. Wealth Solutions is an investment advisory firm (operating as a RIA firm) based in the same location.

 

Richard Blair, the founder of Wealth Solutions, has the goal of making a positive change in the lives of many people from families, to individual people, to small business owners. Growing up in a family of teachers (Mother, Wife, and grandmother) he has seen first hand just how far education can help people grow and prosper in the world. He realized that he could do the same with his own knowledge, financial services, provide professional yet also very personal help to many people. Over the years he’s grown his craft and his teachings are a big help to many.

 

Wealth Solutions is an investment advisory firm that’s simple and easy for clients to use. It was established back in 1994 along with his love of finance and passion for helping and educating others. in Austin Texas and has a current annual revenue of 401861. Unlike many other, investment firms of a similar nature, Richard Blair takes a far more active role in the activities of his company and the lives of his clients as well. The firm can quickly figure out the client’s situation and needs through a simple “three pillar” system.

 

 

Pillar 1: Help clients lay out their financial roadmap. Learn their strengths, weaknesses and goals and opportunities. Using this pillar, we can find out what our clients need and how best to help them achieve their goals.

 

Pillar 2: This is where a long-term strategy is developed for the client tailored to their liquidity and investment goals. Richard manages assets to ensure excellent quality of the portfolio and reducing potentially negative impacts to the client during negative market periods.

 

Pillar 3: This is where the client’s insurance needs are met including long-term care and life insurance.

 

Richard Blair will be there to help walk all of his clients through this three-step processs to find the best approach.

 

To this day, the firm continues to provide advice and assistance to all future clients thanks to Richard’s years of experience and expertise on the subject, clients can rest easy knowing that they’re in good hands.

 

 

 

The Fine Art of Giving Back: Dick DeVos and Charity

Charitable giving is itself an art. The expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts is the latest example.

The project reached its fundraising goal so quickly that the target has now been raised by $50 million. The funds will go towards an expansion of the center itself, but also a riverfront pavilion. A pedestrian bridge will link the two. The enhancements to the center will include three new pavilions, spaces for education and rehearsal, as well as offices and dining space. The initial fundraising goal was $125 million. By September, 2015, the total raised had topped $135.9 million. A good portion was contributed by the co-founder of the Carlyle Group, David Rubenstien. His $50M donation outstripped other enormous donations from The Boeing Company, Jacqueline Mars, and Stephen and Christine Schwarzman.

Among other contributions was a sizable check from Dick and Betsy DeVos.

Since its start in 1989, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has consistently supported education, community, the arts, justice, and leadership in Western Michigan and beyond. These causes have long been passions for the DeVos family. But art has taken on a special significance.

Since 2009, the DeVos foundation has sponsored the ArtPrize festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The exhibition runs 19 days and covers over three square miles in middle of the city. Public votes count towards the award of a $200,000 grand prize. In 2013, ArtPrize hosted over 400,000 visitors, giving thousands of artists, unknown and otherwise, the chance to display their works to an enthusiastic audience.

Then, there’s the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Since 2010 it’s been a center of inquiry for those interested not only in aviation, but also science, engineering, technology, and math. Students get to see ideas and principles become real in a way that itself resembles art.

I can’t pass up an opportunity to celebrate Dick DeVos‘ dedication to the contributions of his fellow Dutch-Americans. The DeVos foundation supports the New Netherlands Institute in New York, where artists like Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and even Eddie Van Halen are honored for their contributions and Dutch heritage.

Thus, the act of giving is itself an art. Philanthropy requires intense scrutiny and discernment if the contribution is to have any lasting, positive effect. A charitable gift is an idea made real in some way. It only makes sense DeVos would support the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

George Soros- The Great Hero Regardless of Opposers

James O’Keefe, a conservative activist, messed up his own attempt in trying to work undercover in a schematic way against Open Society Foundations. He disguised himself as Victor Kesh when he called the Open Society Foundations as illustrated in an audio.

In the audio, O’Keefe, acting as Victor Kesh, left a message to Dana Geraghty claiming to be a Hungarian American who wants to participate in their cause for European values. He also stated that he wanted someone to contact him and leave a number. O’Keefe neglected to hang up the phone in which he didn’t realize, thus discriminating himself by informing an unknown person of his plan on http://www.georgesoros.com/the-life-of-george-soros/. He told the person not to say anything before hanging up the phone. The discriminated discussion he had with the unknown person lasted for 10 minutes. He said that someone besides him should make a hundred phone calls like his, and he said that he is going to open Geraghty’s LinkedIn page to use her information to help him enter the Soros “octopus”. He didn’t realize that if he did this, it will reveal his own LinkedIn to Geraghty.
Read more: BUSTED: Conservative prankster James O’Keefe exposes his own ‘sting’ on George Soros group

Upon hearing this, Geraghty said that it felt a little chilling that she was going to be used as a point of entry. She also said that she didn’t want to sound ageist, but it was obvious that O’Keefe and the other person were not used to technology. She forwarded the voicemail to Chris Stone, the president of Open Society Foundations. And as a result, Chris Stone ridiculed their attempt in scamming saying the Watergate burglars looked good compared to them. On the other hand, Stone realized the issues of playing dirty tricks against their organization aren’t funny.

About George Soros and the Open Society Foundations

George Soros is the Open Society Foundations‘ founder and chairman. These foundations include a network of projects, partners, and foundations in over 100 countries. George Soros and his organization have contributed greatly for tons of people who can’t help themselves in significant ways. Soros has a commitment for the idea of open society, including the respecting of rights, government accountability, and ending monopolization.

George Soros began his philanthropic efforts in 1979 when he gave black South Africans scholarships when they were under apartheid. During the 1980s, he helped to eliminate Communism by providing Xerox machines in the Eastern Bloc to copy texts that were banned, and supported cultural exchanges with the West. Soros also started the Central European University for the promotion of critical thinking. His philanthropic efforts expanded throughout the United States, Asia, and Africa. His Open Society Foundations assisted in supporting lawyers and paralegals to represent thousands of people being unlawfully held in which some of these people were held for years without legal representation. George Soros also supported independent organizations such as the European Council on Foreign Relations, the International Crisis Group, Global Witness, and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Additionally he performed the biggest and most concentrated effort in history in bringing the Roma citizens of Europe into the mainstream by providing school and university costs for thousands of promising students, including armed conflicts’ refugees, young Roma, and young people of other downtrodden groups.

Know more: https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros