In a rapidly evolving and sometimes overwhelming world of technology and change, it can be difficult to feel hopeful about what the future will bring. Jason Hope, however, seems to see nothing but hope on the horizon. The young and successful entrepreneur living in Arizona has been able to give a lot of meaning to his last name in recent years. His interest in and monetary backing of topics such as anti-aging research and the Internet of Things shows a man who is excited about the prospects of tomorrow.
Anti-Aging research and SENS:
In 2010, Jason Hope donated half a million dollars to the California-based research company, SENS. SENS Foundation focuses its research on rejuvenation biotechnologies and is committed to combating age-related diseases. Concerning this donation, Jason Hope said:
“I have had [a] great interest in the SENS Foundation … for some time now. I believe their work is essential to the advancement of human medicine and their approach to the overall problem of human aging and its associated diseases (Alzheimer’s, Atherosclerosis, Diabetes, etc.) is the only way to go.” For more information read about Jason Hope at theinternetofthings.eu
Internet of Things (IoT):
This is a new term that has popped up over the last decade, and many people might be confused by its meaning. Jason Hope is not one of those people. This is an idea focusing on the connectivity of objects in the modern age and what could be done with them. Not just cell phones and tablets, but cars, appliances, even homes! Again, excited by the forward-thinking concept, Hope published an eBook about the IoT in order to help people understand the implications for tomorrow.
Always looking down the road in order to help people live healthier and happier lives, Jason Hope continues to actively seek out movements to back with his interest and donations.
Betsy DeVos has her fair share of attention as well as criticism from various quarters due to her current position as the U.S. Secretary for Education or her involvement with the Republican party. However, in the world of philanthropy, Betsy DeVos and her husband Dick DeVos, command enormous respect for the great work they have been doing using their family foundation. Apart from bankrolling some Republican candidates, the power couple has been involved in a number of philanthropic activities through their Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation established in 1989. Below is an overview of Betsy DeVos’ philanthropic work and her financial giving.
Betsy DeVos and her husband observe conservative Christian beliefs and political views. This is clearly demonstrated by the type of causes that they choose to channel their funds towards. They support a number of institutions and organizations throughout the country. In 2015 for instance, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation made a donation of over $10 million to a wide range of organizations. They also pledged a further $3.2 million in terms of grants that they will undertake to pay in future.
Notable Organizations and Institutions Funded by the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation
Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation support school choice in the state of Michigan. Betsy DeVos is an active advocate for the school choice program owing to an experience the couple had when their children were going to school. They noted that most parents were really struggling to keep their children in school and started this program to give them the ability to choose the institution of their choice. The Foundation also renders support to the West Michigan Aviation Academy. The Foundation further extends support to two private schools, which are Christian-themed and run by the Potter’s House. Betsy DeVos and her husband also fund the Education Freedom Fund. It provides scholarships to enable needy school-going children go to private schools. The Foundation further supports the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) and the American Federation for Children (AFC).
About Betsy DeVos
Betsy DeVos is a disruptor, an innovator, advocate and a proven leader. Betsy has been a pioneer in the fight to eradicate barriers, create conducive environments and bring about change in the fields of business, education and politics. Betsy was once the chairperson of The Windquest Group, a management and investment firm in Michigan. Betsy DeVos has been actively involved in politics for more than 25 years. She is also active in her community having been the chair of The Philanthropy Roundtable and the American Federation for Children. She also sits in a number of local and national boards. Betsy attended the Holland Christian High School before joining Calvin College based in Grand Rapids area of Michigan where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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