Part of Charles Koch’s sizable fortune goes to several universities each year in the United States, but none gets more significant backing than George Mason, a conservative public school in the nation’s capital. Koch gave $48 million to the school between fiscal years 2011-2014, representing the highest amount by far the billionaire has given to any school.
George Mason has been known in more recent years for being a center for libertarian and conservative thought; its Mercatus Center and Institute for Humane Studies focus on free market ideology and graduate students who end up working on Capitol Hill. Koch gives regularly to the Institute for Humane Studies and donated approximately a third of Mason’s total private donations in fiscal year 2013.
Some see this as one of the key reasons the school has become well-known as a hive of conservative ideology; Koch is a well-known Republican who, due to his status as 6th wealthiest person in the world, has quite a bit of personal influence. There are some who view this philanthropy as potentially problematic, since many George Mason graduates end up influencing public policy. There are others, including prominent Democrats like Senator Chap Peterson, who believe that using one’s wealth to further intellectual policy objectives is no problem whatsoever.
Charles Koch grew up and currently lives in Wichita, Kansas, the grandson of Dutch immigrants. He inherited his father’s business and contributed to its immense growth. Koch Industries originally focused entirely on oil refining and chemicals but has expanded to polymers and fibers, fertilizers, minerals, and commodity trading. Koch was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was named as one of the most influential people of 2011 by Time magazine.
Autism Rocks is a foundation formed by Sanjay Shah, which is in the form of an invites only music concert that seeks to consolidate funds through donations from the invitees. The formation of this foundation was necessitated by a need to educate the society on autism as well as seek to find lasting solutions for autism patients.
Sanjay Shah’s vision while creating this worthy course was catalyzed by the unfortunate diagnosis of his youngest son Nikhil; who was diagnosed with Autism back in 2014. It is out of this diagnosis that ‘Autism rocks’ was born. In creating a perfect balance between his love for family and that of music; Sanjay Shah came up with a perfect idea which since its inception has blossomed and has had very positive effects in the society.
Currently, Autism patients go through a lot of discrimination. As the name ‘Autism rocks’ suggests; that autism is cool. The foundation seeks to sensitize the society on autism while explaining the need for according al autism patients love, care and attention. Human beings by their very nature are social beings, it is therefore important for all people to rally behind autism patients giving them a will to survive and fight the disease.
Since its inception the autism rocks events has hosted some of the best musicians in the music industry. The event takes the form of a live concert and hosts invitees specifically invited by Sanjay Shah. This event has been graced by artists like Drake, Lenny and Prince to name but a few.
Autism Rocks growth has seen the foundation go global; this growth has been overseen by Sanjay Shah. On 18.2.2016, Sanjay Shah appointed Will and Pete to the board of trustees. Sanjay feels that these individuals bring in experience and a perfect balance into the foundation. Their reputation is outstanding and will be tasked with managerial tasks, handling funds as well as setting short term and long term goals for the company. This is as reported in the PRNewswire.
Sanjay Shah is the CEO and Co Founder of Solo Capital Markets a company based in London. With Sanjay at the top the company has conquered the proprietary trading, consulting and Professional sports market. Since its inception, the company knows nothing but success recording major profits and an increase in its capital base as well as its asset base.
QNET is one of the top direct selling companies in all of Asia. When it comes to e-commerce based direct selling, they are considered pioneers as they have literally changed the game. The great thing about QNET is no matter how successful they become, they still make it a point to be of help to those in need.
This of course is a big deal being that so many companies are so greedy and simply refuse to give back. I am glad to say QNET isn’t like that. In an effort to continue making a huge impact on humanity, QNET, under the CSR banner of We Care, provided a water storage facility for several schools in Asia. They have partnered with the Lions Club of Hyderabad and will be delivering clean drinking water to about 800 students.
When you consider how many people are still without clean drinking water in the world, you see just how amazing this project is.
The goal is to make sure the school has a water facility that functions properly and is sanitary. This is a great compliment to the Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya campaign which the government set up in an effort to promote and bring awareness to the importance of hygiene.
QNET, in partnership with the Lions Club, has vowed to continue doing projects like this on a regular basis. The idea is to make sure they do their part in making society, and the environment, a better place to live in.
There are two core philosophies the QNET team lives by. The first one is RYTHM and it stands for Raise Yourself To Help Mankind. The second one in inService and its all about being selfless and doing all you can to be of service to those around you. QNET works with several organizations and associations to encourage all of their employees and independent representatives to be active in their communities. They are inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and the selfless service he displayed throughout his life.
QNET, through its parent company the QI Group, is a proud member of the United Nations Global Compact Network. The United Nations Global Compact Network, also referred to as UNGC, is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. As part of this network QNET is on the front lines of fighting homelessness.
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