George Soros – A Multidimensional Philanthropist

A philanthropist is a person who has a sincere desire to promote the welfare of others through donations. In the recent decades, philanthropy has become a tool for wealthy individuals and corporates to give back to the society. In most cases, philanthropy is associated with donating finances or any other resources to ensure certain people meet their basic needs. While these remain crucial in our life, fair and equitable societies are a necessity for a decent living. In response, many initiatives aimed at promoting equal treatment of people from different social classes, ethnicity, race, gender, and religion among others have been started. In essence, the absence of these rights leads to agitation, which may further breed conflicts and social strife.With the increased quest for democratic societies which uphold the rights of all persons, more people have become involved in the process. One of such people is George Soros, a billionaire with a profound interest in human and civil rights. His unconventional approach has attracted widespread admiration owing to his hands on nature.

Besides providing financial support, Soros has traversed the globe to interact with individuals, organizations, and communities who have benefited from the funding or whose activities have had positive impacts in the society. George Soros has been involved in a broad range of areas in promoting human welfare with the main ones being education, democracy, and humanitarian support.Soros has a deep respect for education having moved to England from Nazi occupied Hungary to pursue a quality education. Among his first international acts of philanthropy was funding education for students in South Africa during the Apartheid period in the 1970s. He contributed towards the establishment of the Central European University in Budapest after the collapse of the Berlin Wall. The University provided a platform for students to exchange ideas with others from Europe towards fostering an element of critical thinking.

Soros through the Open Society Foundations pays school fees for students from marginalized groups and communities around the world.Another area where Soros has been actively involved in is the promotion of democratic ideals. Soros, who is of Jewish descent, was born in Hungary which was experiencing difficult times as a result of occupation by Nazi Germany. He has experienced intolerance, discrimination, and contravention of fundamental human rights which led to his interest in ensuring an equitable society. His Open Society Foundations have supported hundreds of organizations, which have been advocating for policy and governance reforms as well as freedom of expression around the world. In addition to this, Soros has in the past decades contributed towards the provision of humanitarian aid to people in troubled areas. These include war torn areas and others hit by natural calamities.

Aug
8

Troy McQuagge’s Recent Success at US Health Group Recognized by Industry and Peers

According to a recent press release on PRweb, Troy McQuagge, the current CEO of USHEALTH Group, Inc., was named the Gold Winner (CEO of the Year) during this years One Planet Awards ceremony.

 

The One Planet Awards honors business excellence across all industries around the world. All private and public, for-profit and nonprofit companies and business organizations throughout the globe are eligible to submit nominations regardless of size and how long they have been in business.

 

McQuagge’s recent nomination comes at the helm of his incredible efforts to rebuild US HEALTH’s distribution agency, USHEALTH Advisors. Since 2010, when McQuagge first joined US HEALTH, he has been able to add profitability and growth in all areas of the company’s individual insurance business. All of these achievements are what made him a prime candidate, and eventual winner, of Planet Awards’ CEO of the Year.

 

Mr. McQuagge said he was deeply honored to be named One Planet Awards CEO of the Year and promised to continue his ongoing efforts as CEO of USHEALTH Group, Inc., to provide customers with affordable and innovative coverages that grow along with them.

 

 

 

About Troy McQuagge

 

Troy McQuagge is the current CEO and President of US Health Group, Inc., an insurance holding company based out of Fort Worth, Texas. He joined the company’s captive/career insurance agency in 2010 as its President and CEO. Since that time, McQuagge has gone on to man the helm as CEO and President of the entire company, as well as serving the same roles for the company’s other health insurance subsidiaries.

 

Mcquagge began his career in the insurance industry when he joined Allstate Insurance Company in 1983. In 1995, he joined United Insurance Companies Inc’s, Student Insurance Division. In 1997, he became President of United Insurance Companies insurance agency, UGA. There he went on to propel the company to new heights and broke many sales records in the process. In 2007, he was nominated to President of Healthmarkets’ Agency Marketing Group, which eventually won the Insurance Sales Organization of the Year Award.

Categories: Entrepreneur
Apr
4

Dr. Avi Weisfogel Has Been Recognized as a Pioneer, Entrepreneur and Active Humanitarian

Dr. Avi Weisfogel has gained recognition in the field of dentistry for his outstanding work and continuing commitment to helping others. His dedication has led him to pioneer new methods in the treatment of sleep apnea as well as establish facilities where other medical professionals can learn about the work being done in this area. His Sleep Masters clinic is located in New Jersey where Dr. Weisfogel has also practiced dentistry at his own clinic since 1999. He attended Rutgers University where he obtained his BA in both psychology and biology. He received his DDS from the New York College of Dentistry. Dr. Weisfogel currently shares his expertise with other medical professionals through the lectures he provides at his sleep clinic.

As a well known figure in the dental field, Dr. Avi Weisfogel is often asked about his work. His pioneering work in the area of sleep apnea was an extension of a fascination he always had with sleep disorders and their treatments. Utilizing the marketing skills he obtained prior to opening his dental practice, he saw a unique opportunity to combine the fields of dentistry and sleep apnea into a new area of practice. Any time Dr. Weisfogel receives ideas for new projects he writes them down so that he can better study them before proceeding to bring them into actuality. He also believes he has been made better as a pioneering entrepreneur because of his ability to perceive constructive criticism as a way to improve his ideas and projects.

Bringing Smiles to Children

As a conscientious entrepreneur, Dr. Avi Weisfogel has extended his passion for helping others by partnering with an organization known as Operation Smile. This organization provides the funding needed to bring dentistry to underdeveloped countries. The funds raised have been used to provide corrective surgery to children born with cleft lips and cleft palates. Lending his support to this cause, Dr. Weisfogel started a GoFundMe campaign. His goal is to raise a minimum of 2,000 dollars, which would be donated to Operation Smile. As a father and active humanitarian, Dr. Avi Weisfogel strongly believes that every child deserves to have a healthy smile.

 

Feb
2