Category: Philanthropist

Focused Billionaire George Soros Distributes Supportive Resources for Society Changes

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As a businessman, George has mounted a net worth of $25.2 billion which as of 2017 makes him one of the 30 wealthiest people throughout the world. He is thought of by many in the business domain as one of the most-successful investors of the century.

George was born in Budapest in 1930; later immigrating to England in 1947 and enrolled in the London School of Economics and Political Science. That superb education led George toward a business career that would ultimately become extremely lucrative. George first began his business career in hedge funds; investing in numerous assets that were very often complex and required extraordinary risk-management techniques to maintain value. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

By 1969, George’s success allowed him to found Soros Fund Management. As a skillful and shrewd businessman, George was able to capitalize on the European Exchange Rate Mechanism within the United Kingdom, when the government underwent a pivotal change in the pound sterling; the world’s oldest form of currency exchange. This strategy proved to be the basis for George’s excellent decision-making for the following decades that not only created him wealth, but also allowed him to increase his philanthropy efforts around the world.

George is very well-known within the philanthropic community for being a supporter of civil liberties, social justices and political causes. George has donated an enormous part of his wealth through his foundation, the Open Society Foundations. Donating more than $11 billion within the last three decades, George has contributed to various philanthropic organizations worldwide.

George was an active participant for helping those within the community following the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. He provided $33 million in funding to civil groups in support of their efforts for resolving both sides of the issue and bringing people together.

For decades, George Soros has supported causes that relate to communities that are disadvantaged, societies that have endured injustices and many causes that have rebuilt communities around the globe. He has answered the call for many of those who are unable to meet their own needs. In 2009, George provided $35 million to the state of New York and all boroughs for the benefit of underprivileged children. The fund was aimed towards building the communities and proving children access to benefits during the same time that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law by then President Obama. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com

Though the years, there have been many significant causes that not only require voices to be heard, but also resources to mount platforms for communal participation to occur. George has been an active participant and supporter of countless solutions by stepping up to assist those in need of financial backing in order to bring worthy society changes.

Keith Mann: Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

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Keith Mann is an entrepreneur based in New York and the MD of Dynamics Search Partners. He is an expert in hedge fund compensation and has been in the executive search industry for a duration of over 15 years. He also engages in development of staffing and hiring strategies for various companies.

 

Dynamic Search Partners are a hedge fund service dedicated to sourcing high-quality talents for hedge fund industries. They have established relationships with several prominent equity firms providing the highest bulk of staff for hedge fund industry.

 

Before his stint in Dynamic Search Partners, Keith Mann was the Managing Director of Dynamics Executive Search. There he recruited top class talents for global financial services firms.

 

In 2002, he launched an Alternative Investment Practice for Dynamics Executive Search when he noted the dynamic growth of the hedge fund industry. In 2006, he went into private equity and later established Dynamic Search Partner (DSP) in 2009. That was a premier executive search company dedicated to alternative Investment exclusively. He helped his clients to hire experts in marketing, investment, and internal strategy, in addition to creating new platforms. The firm currently fills over 200 customer requirements yearly across Europe, United States, and Asia.

 

Partnership with Uncommon Schools

 

In 2015, Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners held a fundraising activity for Uncommon Schools hosted at the Standard Hotel, Beer Garden. Mann brought together several members of financial services community to raise over $22,000 for the Schools. These funds were geared towards sponsoring students who were testing for the 2014-2015 school year in a new high school inaugurated by the charter school. Uncommon Schools is a group of 42 charter public schools spread across New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York. All the schools are managed from a home office located in New York City in collaboration with regional teams. They offer support in management, coaching of school managers, staff recruitment, professional development, fundraising and more.

 

“The objective of Uncommon Schools is to fill the achievement gap and enable millions of low-income students to go to college,” Mann, explained.

 

Uncommon Schools also started a new high school in located in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Keith Mann Support NYPD

 

Keith Mann has also been engaged in support for the police force amidst recent police protests. Mann believes that simple actions can make a huge difference in showing support of men and women who put their lives on the line to protect the citizens every single day. He has on that effect donated money to the Hope and Heroes.

Billy McFarland: Philanthropist and Founder of Magnises

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Knows as a tech wiz, natural entrepreneur, and a mastermind, Mcfarland has found multiple ways to attract millennials and monetize his efforts while doing so.

 In 2014, at the age of 23, Billy founded, Magnises; an experiential and benefits platform that helps its members unlock their cities and take their lives to the next level. Magnises is an exclusive black card that is technology-based and community oriented. Perks are offered with the card along with guidance and cachet that is aimed at improving the lives of its members.

Magnises card members can enjoy perks such as private members-only concerts, exclusive art previews at top galleries, tastings with notable chefs, members-only pricing on tickets to sporting events; shows and concerts, all-access passes to the hottest clubs, complimentary upgrades on travel bookings worldwide, a concierge app that is akin to having a personal assistant whom suggests experiences in and around your city, and boasts several Hotspots where members and their guests can host meetings; catch up on work; relax with a drink; or simply mingle with other Magnises members.

Founding something as revolutionary as Magnises in his early 20’s is only part of McFarland’s impressive story. At the age of 12, he was teaching himself computer code and founded several companies while still in high school, many of which were acquired. According to Bloomberg, Billy McFarland, is also the founder and CEO of the online ad platform, Spling, which he founded in 2011 when he was only 19 years old.

On top of being a successful business man, Billy McFarland is a philanthropist and has been involved with quite a few non-profit organizations. Among these are Learning Entrepreneurship Through Active Participation (LEAP); which helps middle school and high school students acquire business and technology skills at a young age, and The Accelerate Foundation which connects professional athletes from every sport with senior level mentors in an industry of their choosing in order to help them transition to the corporate world.

Billy McFarland was born in New York City in 1991 and continues to use his brilliance, intuition, and natural skills of connecting people in all of his entrepreneurial pursuits.