Dick and Betsy have earned a lot of attention for their generous contributions, which accumulates to $139 million. In 2015, the West Michigan couple donated $11.6 million. This couple is highly respected because it has played a significant role in Republican politics for a long time. Betsy DeVos is the daughter of the deceased Holland industrialist Edgar Prince. Her family has donated $5.2 billion to charity projects.
In 2015, Both Dick and Betsy contributed over three million dollars to education courses. They awarded $357,000 to groups that support education improvement. The donation demonstrates how the couple prioritizes education. Two years ago, Dick and Betsy education donations benefited Michigan schools. Schools that benefited include Compass College of Cinematic Arts, Ferris State University, Detroit Charter School Company New Urban Learning, Dick DeVos’ alma mater Northwood University in Midland, Potter’s House in Wyoming, West Michigan Aviation Academy, and Rehoboth Christian School.
DeVos has been working very hard to come up with a better system to help talented educators to be efficient and effective in reaching every child. The DeVos supports areas of high level of difficulty, accountability and adult support and supervision. DeVos launched West Michigan Aviation Academy on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. They were the patrons and donated the school’s first plane. The couple later turned the aviation school annual fundraiser into a gala where they invited the former president George W. Bush and Apollo astronauts.
West Michigan Aviation Academy graduated fifteen licensed pilots last year. The school focuses on aeronautical engineering and robotics. One-third of its students are economically disadvantaged. The students do well in their tests which result in the satisfaction of their families.
The couple also focuses in Arts and Culture. They donated over $2.4 million in 2015 at a charity event. Dick and Betsy launched DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. They supported Michael Kaiser to strengthen his art organization. Michael started his side business when he was the president of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This was because they wanted a future with high-quality arts management.
Dick DeVos, the oldest son of Richard DeVos, is the co-founder of the Amway Corporations. The company is a networking company that distributes health, household and personal care products. DeVos ventured into new business, the Windquest Group. This company manufactured and marketed storage and closet controllers. He was later appointed by his father to be the manager of the National Basket Association Orlando Magic Basketball franchise. Dick DeVos is married to Elizabeth Prince. Dick and Elizabeth have four children namely; Rick, Elissa, Andrea, and Ryan. Betsy is the designated U.S Education Secretary.
Recently, Karl Heideck talked about the lawsuit filed by the City of Philadelphia against Wells Fargo. News reports indicate that the City of Philadelphia alleges that Wells Fargo dishonored the Fair Housing Act of 1968. According to the lawsuit, the bank has been using predatory lending practices targeting minority mortgage borrowers. Wells Fargo denies the allegations noting that its practices are fair. Additionally, it argues that the claims contained in the lawsuit are unsubstantiated. The City of Philadelphia filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit is the latest in a chain of problems for the bank that is still recovering from last year’s scandal involving its bankers opening phony accounts in the names of customers.
The city claims that Wells Fargo pushed Hispanic and Black borrowers to obtain riskier loans having higher interest rates irrespective of being qualified for credit for lower-risk mortgages. Moreover, the city alleges that Wells Fargo made it hard for the Black and Hispanic borrowers to refinance their mortgages resulting in a high number of foreclosures compared to white borrowers. The City of Philadelphia investigated the claims a year prior to filing the lawsuit. They analyzed data from loans made by Wells Fargo for a period of ten years. The city’s lawsuit came two weeks after the Supreme Court of the United States made a decision that Miami could sue Wells Fargo and Bank of America under the Fair Housing Act. Justice Stephen Breyer posited that if cities can prove the existence of a direct causal link subsisting between voracious lending practices and the damages thereof, they can sue financial institutions under the Fair Housing Act.
About Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck is a respected contract attorney. Since April 2015, he has been listed by Hire Counsel. Previously, Heideck practiced across the Greater Philadelphia area for over a decade. Heideck practiced as a project attorney for Pepper Hamilton LLP. He also held an associate role at Conrad O’Brien. During this period, Karl Heideck gained extensive experience in filing and responding to complaints, as he specialized on the area of general law.
Bruno Jorge Fagali is a Brazilian attorney knowledgeable in the fields of ethics, compliance, and administrative, regulatory, and civic law. Jorge Fagali is a former scholar of the Institute of Administrative Law Paulista and the Pontifical Catholic University, Sao Paulo. He has a master’s degree in law from Sao Paulo University, which he acquired recently. Jorge Fagali is currently majoring in compliance at Getulio Vargas Foundation while running his business in Sao Paulo.
Jorge Fagali’s work experience
Jorge Fagali is a renowned scholar. In 2016, he completed a course in Legal Ethics Compliance. He has worked for two major law firms in Brazil, and this has contributed to his immense knowledge of the law. Jorge Fagali initiated his career at Tojal, Teixeira Ferreira, Serrano, & Renault Associate Lawyers where he as an intern. Upon completion of his internship, Jorge Fagali became a full-time lawyer at Radi, Calil, and Associados.
Nathaniel Ru has proven that he knows what it takes to build a successful restaurant chain. He was definitely against the odds when he created Sweetgreen because this is a healthy food restaurant that breaks away from the chains of the traditional restaurant structure. People will be pleased with the type of restaurant environment that he has created, but there is definitely a lot of change that he has created that has never been witnessed before. With Sweetgreen Nathaniel Ru has shown a lot of eaters that healthy food can be fun.
He has really gone out of his way to help people see the light when it comes to better food choices. The menu that he presents from one city to another is different, and much of this depends on the role of the farmer in a particular city. This has actually become something that is buzz-worthy when it comes to talk about Sweetgreen and the way that this healthy food menu is changing lives.
People that go to other cities where there is a Sweetgreen restaurant that they have not visited will instantly become excited about the possibilities for trying something new. This is something that works to the advantage of Nathaniel Ru and his crew that have been going from different states on the East Coast to the North and West Coast to help people eat healthier.
Sweetgreen is taking off as it expands through different cities, and people will find that the large majority of these restaurants are in New York. This is a breeding ground for innovation, and Sweetgreen is among one of the most innovative fast food establishments in play right now. People can definitely see how New York would be one of the most popular locations for Sweetgreen. Nathaniel Ru is definitely using the large metropolitan cities as the foundation for helping him establish more social media buzz. When people that visit New York as tourists come and enjoy this restaurant they are bound to go back to their home cities and rave about this healthy food option that is still a novelty in many areas. People that do not have it in the state where they live will be thrilled when an opportunity arises for a new Sweetgreen location in their area. This is what Nathaniel is doing at the moment. He is prepping people for future Sweetgreen possibilities for new restaurants.