Hedge fund expert and businessman Keith Mann, along with Dynamics Search Partners recently spearheaded a fundraising event to help raise money for the Uncommon Schools. The bash, held at the Standard Hotel Beer Garden was a huge success as nearly $22,000 was raked in to sponsor the charter school’s student testing.
Uncommon Schools is a new Brooklyn-based high school that prepares economically-strapped students prepare for life after graduation. Funding is badly needed for AP and PSAT tests. “Our goal is to help those kids gain the opportunity to go to college just like students from wealthier communities,” says Keith Mann. Dynamic Search Partners, which was also created by Mann, has had a relationship with Uncommon Schools since its inception.
Mann says the outlook is very encouraging. “It is great to see how motivated these students are to succeed,” says Mann. The seniors especially are ver excited about their prospects after high school thanks to Dynamic Search Partners. Uncommon Schools are also located in Boston, Rochester, Camden, Newark and Troy. The home office is based in New York City.
Keith Mann has over 15 years in the executive search industry. He has recruited globally and launched a number of startup companies while working as a hedge fund guru. Mann’s Dynamic Search Partners serves as one of the premier executive firm searchers in the U.S. He has helped a number of corporations hire investment and marketing professionals all over the world. Over 200 professional positions have been filled with the help of Dynamic Search Partners.
Set at two thousand dollars, Avi Weisfogel has begun to raise funds for the popular Operation Smile program. Utilizing GoFundMe as the fundraiser platform, Weisfogel supports Operation Smile’s goal to provide free surgical procedures on an international level for cleft palates, cleft lips and other deformities. The ultimate goal is to provide these children with a more confident, and happier future. While these procedures can be simple to complete here in the United States, other countries don’t have the facilities or the professionals to help.
In a recent interview, Avi Weisfogel was quoted as saying: “Operation Smile believes that every child deserves exceptional surgical care and that all children deserve to be treated as if they were our own. The organization wants to ensure that every child knows no matter what life throws at them, they will always have hope.” Many people all across the world believe in what Operation Smile is trying to accomplish and support this cause. Not every child in the world has access to medical care let alone surgical procedures to assist with something like a cleft palette. The more money raised equals more children helped.
Operation Smile is always shooting to reach more and more children in as many impoverished nations as possible. To date, over 220,000 surgical procedures have been provided, free of charge, by Operation Smile. Volunteers are currently working in over 80 different countries all across the world. Avi Weisfogel hopes to provide just a little bit extra money to the organization in order to further support their mission and goals.
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George Mason University, a public school, located outside the nation’s capital, is the darling of the Charles Koch Foundation. Having received nearly $48 million in donations between 2011 and 2014, the University is one of the biggest beneficiaries of this Foundation.
It is quite usual for the wealthy billionaires to donate colossal sums towards education. However, the donations are usually spread out to various institutions. This particular relationship between the George Mason University and the Charles Koch Foundation has elicited mixed reactions from different quarters. Anti-Koch campaigners among others have expressed fears that the philanthropist could be trying to control the project objectives for the various programs his foundation supports. The foundation’s management and the University’s leadership do not share this point of view.
The Charles Koch Foundation leadership came forward to dispell the theories making rounds, by demonstrating the longstanding relationship and interaction the two have shared. George Mason University enjoys the massive support because it has always had connections with the Foundation. Previously, Nancy Pfotenhauer, Sen. John McCain’s former spokesperson, who heads Koch Industries’ Washington office, served on the university board. Currently, Kimberly Dennis, the president and CEO of Searle Freedom Trust, sits on the university board. Searle Freedom Trust shares close ties to the Kochs.
Charles Koch himself, founder of the Charles Koch Institute is the Chairman of the IHS board. He is also a member of the Mercatus board. Richard Fink, one of Koch Industries’ executive vice president also sits on the Mercatus and IHS boards. With such ties, it is automatic that George Mason gets the Lion’s share of the over $20 million annual contributions towards education.
The Charles Koch Foundation funds are mainly directed towards the Mercatus Center. The Mercatus Center came about in 1992. The Center is a free-market think tank that undertakes research and education efforts towards federal regulators and congressional staffers. The remainder of the funds is channeled to the Institute for Humane Studies. This institute advocates for libertarian philosophies. George Mason is not the sole beneficiary of the Charles Koch Foundation. In 2013, the Foundation signed an agreement that saw the creation of a Political Economy and Free Enterprise Program at Florida State University. Charles Koch is a great philanthropist as an individual and through the various causes, he champions.
The world billionaire was born in 1935. Together with his brother, Charles Koch has built an industrial empire that has made him an influential figure in the United States. He has been ranked among the richest men on earth with a net worth of $36 billion. Besides philanthropy, he is into politics and a great Republican supporter.
The hedge fund and staffing expert Keith Mann has been committed to improving the educational opportunities of young people throughout New York for a number of years; the latest program unveiled by Mann sees the launch of the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. Both Keith and Keely Mann have been active participants in the establishment and continued support of the Uncommon Schools, an educational institution designed to provide the best opportunities for young people to move through high school to a four year college.
Keith Mann has been an important donor to the Uncommon Schools and other good causes, particularly those based in and around New York; the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship is based in Brooklyn, New York, which is an area the couple have supported in financial ways in terms of education and law enforcement. Keith Mann made his name as an executive in the hedge fund and head hunting industries before establishing his own Dynamic Search Partners group that has become a major part of the recruitment industry for top financial companies.
The commitment shown by Keith Mann towards educational programs sees him provide major support through fund raising programs aimed at supporting the Uncommon Schools charter high schools throughout Brooklyn. The establishment of the scholarship in the name of Keith and Keely Mann will allow a student from the schools to complete their four year college education without the concerns of financial support; the scholarship program is just the latest example of how Keith and Keely Mann have maintained their support for the educational programs created by the Uncommon Schools.
Along with the financial support the scholarship provides those who apply for acceptance will also find themselves looking closely at how they will develop themselves professionally through their college education and beyond. Each applicant will complete a 1,000 page essay explaining how they will benefit from the financial support offered and detail the ways they will continue their professional development with the aid of the scholarship provided by Keith Mann.
Avi Weisfogel has set up a GoFundMe campaign for Operation Smile. He has set the goal at $2000. Operation Smile is a charity company that focuses on helping children around the world. It offers surgical assistance for correcting cleft lips and cleft palates. Other facial deformities are also corrected with their services.
Operation Smile takes monetary donations and also receives help from volunteers in medical fields, such as physicians and nurses. They strive to efficiently help as many children as they can in as many countries as they can reach. They offer personnel to perform medical services and also offer medical equipment where it is needed. They assist countries in setting up the solutions that are best for them in order to help the children of those countries. They also work with local medical services and use local translators so children can be spoken to in their own language.
In 1982, Bill and Kathy Magee, married medical professionals, saw a need in the Philippines for surgical assistance for children who suffered from facial deformities. They created Operation Smile to meet that need. They have expanded operations into many areas globally and have volunteer staff from over 80 countries. Over 220,000 surgeries have been performed through their organization.
In addition to being a practicing dentist, Avi Weisfogel also has an interest in sleep disorders. He teaches seminars to help other dentists and doctors learn how to treat sleep issues. He also teaches patients how to do proper oral care and how to help sleep disorders with the assistance of dental appliances.