There are many people in today’s world that could make a difference in how the world is run. However, they are too poor to be taken notice of, and their education is too lacking to make a difference. For others, they’re too sick to find work to earn enough money to fund their educational goals. If these people could only rise above their burden of poverty the world might be a better place to live in for all people. George Soros has the money and the aspiration to fix this problem through his charities.
George attended school to learn about philosophy and economics. These are two subjects that have driven him to attain great wealth and influence on the world. He uses his assets to fund the Democratic Party in hopes that the right leaders can be elected to make the differences that he knows to be possible within society. In the meantime, until such leaders can come to be, George will use his charity, the Open Society Foundation, to make all the changes possible. George follows the philosophy of the illustrious Karl Popper. His belief was that when everyone has money and every citizen has an education, and then there can exist a better world. Karl called this concept a free and open society.
George uses that philosophy as the driving force to fund the poor. Through his charity, George has made sure that if an impoverished citizen wants to bring themselves up out of poverty, but is only lacking an education with which to find a proper job, then George will fund their educational pursuit. If the citizen wants to find a job, but is too sick to work, then George will fund their costs for medical aid to become healthy enough for employment. If a person is unfairly incarcerated, George will hire lawyers to help set them free. It is only through the unification of the citizens working together for a better world, that such a world can be brought about. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.
George Soros suffered some of the worst experiences as a child, arising from the Nazis coming to his Hungarian homeland and murdering several Jewish people, a community that George is a member of. If it weren’t for George’s father, he would have been identified as a Jew and killed along with the other people that the Nazis discovered. However, George’s father had money from his time spent as an attorney. He used this money to buy false identity papers to fool the Nazis into believing George and his family was Christian. This is proof alone that money can keep people alive, even when faced against impossible odds.
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If we stop at the finish line and look back at the path we walked we can clearly see the obstacles that helped shape who we became. Nothing could be further from the truth of this when studying the life of entrepreneur, lobbyist, businesswoman, mother and wife Andrea McWilliams.
The Austin, Texas native raised not far from the capitol building itself has had a very influential life in both politics and philanthropy. Her and her husband Dean worked together to create a government affair consulting firm where they now run that operation as a team, it is called McWilliams. This company works with many political affiliates to help manage some of the local, state, and federal politics associated with their clients.
She started out at the age of 21 as a Chief of Staff, but that would be nothing compared to her ventures later on in life. As a mother of three boys, Andrea found out she had breast cancer just a week before she found out she was pregnant with her third child. She went on to beat cancer, have a baby, and has been in remission ever since.
Andrea has been responsible for being a part of and has founded and co-founded several charities. Some of those charities include the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, KillCancer, the Mamma Jamma Ride, and Austin’s Dancing with the Stars event. There are several other foundations for which she volunteers for, and helps bring her notoriety too.
Part of the political efforts that she has been affiliated with during her career has been as a lobbyist. Part of what the team at McWilliams does is participate in a Republican/Democratic duo of lobbyists between Andrea and her husband Dean. Having backgrounds with both political parties helps their clients with various political affairs.
Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel in 1952. He is a philanthropist, a real estate investor and one of the managing partners of the Southern California-based company Hager Pacific Properties. He manages the business’ accounting, disposition and financing. The company purchases, rehabilitates, and repositions industrial, office, retail and multi-family properties.
Perhaps it all truly began when Milstein completed his mandatory service in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. It was then that he attended the Technion while also working in his father’s real estate business. In 1978 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics.He and his family moved to the U.S. in 1981. Two years later, he had completed his master’s in business administration at the University of Southern California. He took a position as real estate agent.
Milstein and his wife Gila founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (MFF) in 2000. It’s an organization that sponsors the education of both young professionals and students to educate them about their Jewish roots. He also co-founded and currently chairs the Israeli-American Council. The council is one of the largest Jewish organizations in the U.S.
Adam Milstein has other duties as well. He is on the boards of Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships, Israel on Campus Coalition, Jewish Funders Network, Stand By Me, StandWithUs and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) National Council. He and his wife Gila co-founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which supplies free books in Hebrew every month to over 70 Israeli-Jewish-American families in the U.S.
Last June, he teamed up with Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson to put together the inaugural Campus Maccabees summit. The summit included over 50 organizations to rally the strength of the numerous pro-Israel community. Their goal was to abolish hate groups that spread lies and anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses.
Adam Milstein publicly speaks out about several issues. He is especially opposed to the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) Movement. He has even written a number of editorials concerning the movement’s threat to Israel and Western nations.
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