Monthly Archives: April 2017

The :Do Good Institute” Shows How To Assist In Philanthropy

Bruce Levenson has enjoyed a successful business career as the founder of the United Communications Group and as the former owner of the Atlanta Hawks* NBA franchise, see forbes.com*, but his philanthropic work often seems to have left the native of Washington D.C. frustrated in his attempts to give back to various community groups. Levenson established the $75 million “Do Good Institute” at the University of Maryland in a bid to make sure members of the philanthropic community were given the highest level of business education to match the passion these individuals showed as community leaders; Bruce Levenson himself explained his own path had crossed many passionate individuals who could have achieved much more if they had a greater level of business understanding.

The man who co-founded the United Communications Group in a spare room in 1977 is looking to take the template for the “Do Good Institute” to other schools across the U.S. in a bid to develop the next generation of not for profit leaders and philanthropists. Success came quickly for the “Do Good Institute” when Philanthropy 101 was first offered in 2010 and $10,000 was provided for students to donate to good causes of their choice as part of what became the first step in developing the Philanthropy major at the University of Maryland.See, https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education.

Looking back at the career of Bruce Levenson shows just how successful the former journalist for “The Washington Star” has been at identifying the next innovations in technology and society. Levenson took UCG from a single oil industry newsletter to one of the largest real time information suppliers in the world; identifying technology also allowed Levenson the opportunity to develop further business models from the innovations created for UCG, including the Gas Buddy app and the TechTarget company that have both proven major successes for the Maryland based business leader.

Yanni Hufnagel: Harvard’s Winning Assistant Basketball Coach

The Harvard Crimson men’s basketball team had never won the Ivy League title since the conference was established in 1954. That is until Yanni Hufnagel made his appearance as the assistant basketball coach and recruiter in June 2009 under Tommy Amaker. Although a Jewish-American basketball player is quite rare in the NBA, the Jewish Coaches Association for college basketball has approximately 30 Division-I member coaches that include Yanni Hufnagel.

 

Yanni Hufnagel knew he wanted something to do with basketball ever since he was a kid growing up in Scarsdale, New York. However, he was unable to make the Scarsdale’s high-school basketball team. Yet he stayed part of the sport by commentating on the games on the local public-access TV station. Hufnagel received a bachelor’s degree at Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations. He interned with the New Jersey Nets before attending the University of Oklahoma. As a graduate assistant basketball coach for the Oklahoma Sooners, Hufnagel is given a lot of credit for developing the NBA star player Blake Griffin.

 

After receiving a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education along with an Emphasis on Intercollegiate Athletics Administration from the University of Oklahoma, Hufnagel moved back east to be an assistant coach and recruiter for Harvard in 2009. By 2011 Hufnagel was picked as the assistant mid-major coach most in all likelihood to “make it big time due to his recruiting ability.” CBS Sports also chose him to be on a “dream team” of assistant coaches before the 2012-13 season. Hufnagel is also known for helping to develop Wesley Saunders and Jeremy Lin at Harvard.

 

After his four seasons at Harvard, Yanni Hufnagel was poised to work anywhere he wanted as an assistant or a head coach. However, he chose to work during the summer in Israel for the World Maccabiah Games which is often called the “Jewish Olympics.” He chose to lead the youth team of Maccabi USA in July 2013, usually a busy month for college basketball recruiters.

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In her video “Wengie-Draw My Life“, famous fashion and beauty blogger, Wengie, uses a dry erase marker and board to summarize her rise to popularity.

She started life in a modest family in China. When she was a small child, her parents moved to Australia. She spent 4 years being raised by her grandparents. Once her parents were able to, Wengie was flown to Australia. After being separated for so long, she barely recognized her parents and was terrified.

Wengie says she had a very hard time making friends because she is extremely introverted. With a lot of work, she eventually moved past her shyness and was able to rapidly expand her social life in high school. She loved to play online and was extremely creative.

Towards the end of her high school days, her parents had a baby boy. They told her she would have to apply for a scholarship in accounting because they would be unable to pay for college. Even though she wanted to do something in fashion design, she applied for the accounting scholarship.

She worked very hard through college. She managed to get an accounting job right after she graduated. However, 4 years into the job she resigned because she wasn’t able to express her creativity.

Soon after she got a job as a social media consultant. It was a 24/7 job but she loved it. From there she began her blog and became the huge success she is now.

 

 

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Eric Pulier Uses His Technology Expertise to Benefit Humanity

Eric Pulier started out early in life, with a gift of grasping technology. He graduated from high school in Teaneck, New Jersey. He went on to earn his B.S. in English at Harvard University. He graduated in 1988. In 1991, Eric moved to Los Angeles, where his first venture was People Doing Things, which offered technology solutions to the healthcare and education industries. In 1994, he started Digital Evolution, which was eventually merged with US Interactive.

 

In 1997, Eric was chosen to build the presidential technology exhibit for Bill Clinton’s second inauguration. The exhibit was called The Bridge to the 21st Century. Eric has founded or co-founded 15 different technology companies over during his career. Companies include SOA Software, MediaPlatform, US Media Interactive and Desktone. Pulier frequently gives speeches and talks about technology and how it can be used to better the world.

 

Eric Pullier is very active in philanthropy as well, especially in using technology to help those less fortunate. He helped build an educational platform to teach people with Multiple Sclerosis about their illness. He worked with others to develop Starbright World, a program that allows children with chronic illnesses to connect with other children in similar situations, to chat and blog.

 

He is on the board of directors for XPrize, an organization that holds competitions to encourage innovators to develop solutions to some of life’s problems. He is on the board of Painted Turtle, a charity that provides a summer camp to chronically ill children, in Lake Hughes, Ca. Eric has written many articles on how technology can be used to benefit society.

 

Eric continues to develop new ideas and new products that expand the field of technology. He also continues to use his knowledge as well as his resources to help others. He lives in Los Angeles with his four children.

 

 

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Personal Finance Basics

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From the time the company started, it has always been a business that is about working with the customer. There are many people who struggle with their personal finances today, and you need to work with someone who is willing to invest at a high level and for the right reasons. The great thing about this company is that they will never sell you something that they do not believe in. This is rare for a lot of companies in this space. Instead of worrying about commissions, their financial planners are just looking for people who want to change their finances through changing their habits. This is a subtle change that will impact the world in a positive way.

 

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If you are ready to take your life to the next level, Highland Capital Management is the company to work with. This is a company that is ready and willing to help other people as much as possible. If you want to change the world through your personal finances, you need to start thinking of ways to do so. Highland Capital Management is the type of company that is always working to help others. This is why they are so recommended in many parts of the world today.

 

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Adam Milstein Achieves Top Marks As A Philanthropist

It was recently announced that Adam Milstein was named by Richtopia as one of the 200 Most Influential Do-Gooder In The World. He achieved #187 on the list which was based on his social media influence on the world of philanthropy. Adam Milstein is the co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Israeli-American Council (IAC). He also leads a large number of other nonprofits including the Israel on Campus Coalition, AIPAC, StandWithUs, and the Hasbara Fellowships.

Other prominent philanthropists that made the list were Warren Buffet, Bill and Melinda Gates, Bill Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Elon Musk. Upon hearing of his name on this list, Adam Milstein said that the philanthropic work he does in an extremely important part of his life. He also thanked his wife, Gila, and all of the Jewish organizations that he has proudly partnered with over the last 30 years.

Adam and Gila Milstein founded the Milstein Family Foundation in order to achieve two purposes. The first purpose was to strengthen the State of Israel and the second is to provide support to Jewish people throughout the world. They achieve this purpose through philanthropy and funding projects that make an impact, as well as developing coordination between different nonprofit organizations in order to achieve a higher purpose.

Adam Milstein made his fortune in real estate. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hagar Pacific Properties which he operates out of Encino, California. He specializes in buying muti-family residential, retail, commercial, and industrial properties. He then rehabilitates the property and leases it out to tenants. Through his company, Adam Milstein owns properties across the United States. As the Managing Partner, he is responsible for the accounting, financing, and disposition of Hagar Pacific Properties.

Adam Milstein is a native of Haifa, Israel. He fought in the 1973 Yom Kippur War and attended the Technion where he graduated with a degree in business and economics. He emigrated to the United States in 1981 and settled in Southern California. He earned his MBA in 1983 from the University of Southern California.

 

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