Dick and Betsy DeVos Reveal Their Philanthropy Contribution

Following her nomination to the post of the Secretary of Education of the United States, Betsy DeVos and her husband Dick decided to shed light on their contributions.


A report published on their website revealed that the couple had contributed over $139 million towards different causes. In 2015, they contributed approximately $11.9 million to various charity organizations. 26% of that amount- $3 million was contributed in support of the education system.


Most of their contributions are made in support of the education sector. Dick DeVos commented that they had prioritized the education sector because they want to see a significant change in the industry.


Even though the couple decided to reveal the information themselves, the actions were criticized. The critics said that it was a ploy to divert the attention of the public from their political contributions. Whether that is true or not, they have taken a step towards transparency.


Dick and Betsy DeVos philanthropic work is no surprise. They come from families that are known for their philanthropy work. It has been reported that the DeVos family has made over $1.33 billion towards different causes.


About Dick DeVos


Born Richard DeVos Jr. ‘Dick’ is the son of the Richard DeVos Sr. Richard Sr. is the co-founder of the Amway Corporation. The Corporation focuses on distributing the health and household care products through the different distributors.


Dick joined the Amway Corporation in 1974, and he was in charge of manufacturing, marketing, sales, and research. Ten years after joining the Company, he was promoted to the position of Vice President of the Company. He was in charge of the operations in 18 offices of the Company.


In 1991, his father acquired the Orlando Magic, and for a brief period, Dick was the President of the Franchise. He resigned from the Company and rejoined the Amway as the president in 1993. Under his leadership, the Company attained great success. When he left the Corporation, Amway reported $4.5 billion in sales.


While still working at Orlando Magic, he was involved with the Windquest group. This is a management firm dealing with technology and manufacturing.


Dick DeVos founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. Through the Foundation, he has supported different charities including Kids Hope U.S.A, the West Michigan Aviation, established in 2010, and the Potter’s House among others.


The Foundation has been supporting the ArtPrize, an art competition since 2009. The couple later established the Dick and Betsy DeVos Scholarship which supports students pursuing Master of Science, Master of Arts and Master of Business Administration.


In 2006, Dick announced his gubernatorial candidacy in Michigan.


He was awarded the Art of Giving Award by the Spectrum Health Foundation for his philanthropy work.


Omar Boraie Is A Highly Successful Developer

The US is full of developers who are spending a lot of money in building luxury apartments all around the country in truly exclusive locations. But there are very few developers who work in this area as well as in the community too. One of these is Omar Boraie. He is a leading businessman in the real estate sector. He is a successful entrepreneur. In addition, he can be considered as a passionate philanthropist. Today he is the Vice President of Boraie Development, a company that he founded. According to NJ Biz, this company has truly transformed the landscape of New Brunswick.

Omar Boraie belongs to Egypt. He came to New Brunswick with big plans that surprised the people here. He wanted to build modern buildings, besides community houses too. He wanted to build posh, luxurious apartments over here in this area. In the beginning it surprised everyone. This is because his plans were too ambitious. Besides, this was a dying neighborhood. But it was Omar Boraie who was able to envision the future much before others could. He started his company called Boraie Development. Along with his team of professionals, a number of projects were initiated. These could change the landscape of New Brunswick (https://local.yahoo.com/info-11014537-boraie-realty-new-brunswick) completely. A few of these projects were The Aspire, besides the Albany Street Plaza, along with Rector Street. In addition to the horizon of the city, this company managed to change the entire community here in New Brunswick. They have not stopped here. Besides New Brunswick, now Omar Boraie has initiated a number of projects in Newark as well as Atlantic City.

This is why he is being regarded by NJ Biz as a highly successful developer in the city of New Brunswick. But Omar Boraie is not resting on his laurels. He is a leading philanthropist of this area. Omar Boraie is completely involved with several social causes. He is on the Board of Trustees for the State Theater that is located in New Brunswick. He along with his company, Boraie Development is a sponsor of this highly prestigious institution. They have been involved in arranging a large number of events during the summer months. Omar Boraie is on the advisory board of Elijah’s Promise. This is a non-profit organization. It is involved in serving the community. It is doing this by providing free meals to the hungry. Hence, the company believes in using food as a tool in order to transform the community.

All this indicates the strong beliefs of Omar Boraie. He is of the opinion that community development is an essential pre-requisite for developing a property. Hence all developers have to come forward in order to advance all these communities.

When Omar Boraie came to the city for the first time, hardly anyone walked on the streets during the night. This is because nobody was there to walk. There were just a few dilapidated houses around. He bought these houses one by one. Then he started building them one by one. People laughed at him. But Omar Boraie was determined. The results are there for all to see.


Dherbs Cleanse: Article About This Company


After trying Dherbs 20-day full body cleanse, Sheryl Underwood was able to lose the weight she had been struggling with carrying for years. In just one week, she started to see results, losing five pounds. Following the body cleanse guidelines, Sheryl has been eating a raw food diet and getting daily exercise. Full body cleanses are not just for celebrities, anyone can enjoy the health benefits from the Dherbs body detox and cleanses. Dherbs.com offers a wide range of herbal supplements that help renew, restore, and revitalize your body, including the 20-day detox Sheryl Underwood swears by.

What Does it Do?

EarthlyBodies points out that this Dherbs.com full body cleanse works by detoxing all of your major organs and internal systems. The 7 different formulas each focus on a specific area in your body. The first formula focuses on your blood and lymphatic system. The second formula improves the health of your cardiovascular system. The third formula targets your kidneys, spleen, and gallbladder. The fourth formula focuses on the health of your lungs and respiratory system, the fifth formula restores your kidneys, gallbladder, and adrenals; optimal health of these organs is imperative as the kidneys and gallbladder detox harmful bacteria and toxins from the body every day. The sixth formula improves your colon and digestive track. Finally, the seventh formula helps absorb and expel harmful toxins in your body.


How Does it Work?

For 20 days you will take these 7, specially formulated capsules, in doses of 5 every 2-3 hours. The seventh formula should only be taken before bed so that it can effectively absorb the toxins while you sleep. During this cleanse, just like Sheryl, you will eat a completely raw vegan diet. Eating raw fruits and veggies and eliminating animal meat and fish from your diet will help restore the pH level in your body. As Sheryl mentioned in the video, she never goes hungry by choosing to snack on almonds and other raw nuts. You can also enjoy green smoothies, fresh juices, and hearty salads. A full raw vegan diet also means no animal dairy and no processed foods. Gluten, soy, tofu, and liquor are all to be avoided while on the cleanse. The most difficult category to give up is, of course, coffee and caffeinated teas and beverages.


If you want to learn more about how this cleanse can help you, check out Dherbs.com and you can read the reviews by people who have tried it and loved it. The best time to start a full body cleanse is now.  Learn more about Dherbs.com from the experts, like the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, and compare prices between their website and Amazon’s product offerings.  You might get a chance to try the cleanse on the cheap.

Fighting the Fine Hair Issue

If you’re a female you may be fighting an all too common fight against fine hair. One pro stylist named Emily McClure, did a great review in Bustle Magazine about her fine hair issue and how well Wen hair did. In case you aren’t familiar enough with Wen we’ll give you some background. Wen is a total conditioning, non-lathering hair care system created by Chaz Dean. It’s only available online and comes in several scents. It’s a system that’s clear of harmful chemicals that leave the hair clean but without heavy residue. Emily stated that she used a lot of the QVC advertised product in her hair simply because it’s so fine. After all, she’s a pro hairstylist and has to keep an image at the salon. She said that her hair also tended to break a lot and fall into the tub. She saw a marked difference immediately. This can be due to the shampoo not having the chemicals that can cause hair to break.

What can Women do for Fine Hair?

There’s not a lot you can do for fine hair without harsh chemicals. The shampoo you choose is important. The less that weights the hair down the better it will fluff up. Straight hair should be cut into layers for the best results. This makes the hair appear thicker and will swing freely when you move.

Mousse can be used but in a golf-ball sized amount to prevent a sticky residue. The Fig variation of Wen by Chaz Dean is the type of formula that Emily used and is certainly worth trying. If for nothing else but to strip away the product you’ve been using and allow the hair to breathe so that it’s not weighted down and thinned out by styling product we take for granted each day.

Norman Pattiz Makes Big Announcement

If you are curious to learn about the “other world”, now is the time to tune into your favorite podcast, Beyond the Darkness. The upcoming podcast, which will be delivered to thousands of fans across the United States every Monday as a part of WWE Star Chris Jericho’ podcast network. According to Norman Pattiz, the Founder and Executive Chairman of Podcast One, America’s largest advertiser supported podcast network, the much awaited program will explore everything from ghosts, ghouls, UFOs, aliens, mysteries, and miracles. In fact, each show will include conversations, debates, and analysis from the world’s leading researchers who will share their experiences with the audience.


To spice up things, Dave Schrader will co-host the show with Tim Dennis. Both these producers and host are known for their distinctive styles of presenting a theme, which continues to generate a huge fan base. Norman Pattiz is himself very excited about the launch of this new show because it has the backing of Chris Jericho, who is also instrumental in promoting various successful podcasts as part of the PodcastOne network. He also claimed that partnership with Chris Jericho has proved immensely fruitful because he knew that Jericho Network Collection has the ability to attract fans beyond the wrestling programs.


Interestingly, Chris Jericho also showed enthusiasm for the new podcast. He hoped that celebrity hosts, Dave Schrader and Time Dennis will attract fans who have lot of faith in the subject matter produced by these industry veterans. Accordingly, Chris also claimed that the audience will definitely get a lot of knowledge about one of their favorite subject. In fact, the new show on the Chris Jericho podcast network will likely become one of the most successful shows on the PodcastOne platform.


About PodcastOne and Norman Pattiz


Norman Pattiz is the founder of PodcastOne, the leading on-demand audio programming in North America. Since the inception of the company in 2012, PodcastOne has partnered with leading personalities and brands to broadcast some of the most successful audio shows in the history. These include a network of celebrities including Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Dan Patrick, Heather Dubrow, Larry King, Chris Jericho, Penn Jillette, among others. Likewise, the list of popular shows is also limitless, which includes more than 200 successful podcast shows. Perhaps, the success of the network can be attributed to over 40 years of experience in radio syndication of its founder, Norman Pattiz. In 2009, Norman was inducted in the National Radio Hall of Fame.

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