Eva Moskowitz is not a person who is afraid to speak her mind. As a matter of fact, she is a very strong advocate for the positions that she believes in, chief among them are charter schools.
Moskowitz has played an incredibly important role in the development of the New York based charter school known as Success Academy. She enjoys showing how her school is doing things differently and how they are achieving impressive results.
The thing that Moskowitz loves about her schools is that they are able to take a different approach from what other schools do. She looks around at a failing public school system and tries to think of ways to make it better. She just doesn’t want to go along with conventional wisdom and the things that have already been tried. Rather, she looks for innovative ways to put her schools in a different light and to work on problems in a more productive way.
Eva Moskowitz has proven to be a master at getting money raised for the types of projects that she believes in. She directly The Institute which helped raise more than $35 million for charter schools in one fundraising effort in April of 2016.
She is a person who is not afraid to step on toes if that is what is necessary for achieving the goals that she has put out for herself. She has been seen as someone who is not afraid to embrace charter schools despite it being the opposite view of the majority of those who share her political views.
The Ubuntu Fund is a program whose objective is to take care of the youth who are underprivileged in South Africa. Last May, they conducted a fundraising aimed to obtain $972,960, to be used at the Ubuntu Funds campus in Port Elizabeth. They are also planning to increase the number of children in the school so as to help as many lives as possible. The event took place through the entire night, but at least the target was achieved. Chairman of Ubuntu Fund, Andrew Rolfe, treated the 300 guests at the gala with tasty foods and delightful music presented by the renowned Xhosa band. Some of the previous students from the Ubuntu Fund were special guests at the gala and were given a chance on stage where they gave inspirational speeches.
In 1999, the Ubuntu Fund was founded as a small charitable trust which was focused on the availability of educational tools. They later realized more serious hindrances which prevented children from achieving their academic goals. Some of them include HIV, home instability, hunger, poor health, and nutrition among others. They, therefore, developed more measures aimed at eradicating these problems to enable maximum productivity. Sinesipho, an Ubuntu Fund Scholar, delivered a wonderful speech at the gala explaining how the foundation has assisted in her success and well-being.
Andrew Rolfe works at Towerbrook Capital as the Managing Director where he is the senior manager of food services, hospitality, and also the retail sector. He is also the head and Managing Director of Private Equity, where his role is to provide operational and strategic sustenance to the organization. Before attaining this position, he served at the Gap Incorporation’s Division from 2003 to 2006 as the President. He managed the firm’s strategies by identifying market and international extensions. He also contributed in the launching of a new franchise in Malaysia and Singapore.
He has served as CEO and Chairman of Pret A Manger where he transformed the firm into an international retailer. He has also worked at Operations Europe representing 1,300 Pizza Hut and KFC restaurants in 30 countries. Between 2007 and 2014, he served as Chairman of the Board of Beverages. He has also been in many other organizations after he completed his studies at Harvard School of Business. At Harvard, he received an M.B.A degree before moving to Oxford University where he acquired a B.A in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.
In 2015, a Political Action Committee (PAC) called End Citizens United was developed. The goal of this PAC is to pass a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. This decision made by the Supreme Court in 2010 allowed large corporations and businessmen use their money in order to change the election in their favor. Within the first month of its development, End Citizens United had raised up to $2 million by small donors. Also, they gathered about 325,000 signatures to help support their cause. During the 2016 House of Representatives election, the PAC endorsed 11 Democratic candidates. End Citizens United used some of the money gathered in order to help these candidates with their campaigns. The endorsement of these candidates is what makes End Citizens United believe to be different from other Political Action Committees. They stated that they are different from others due to the fact that they endorse candidates who are serious about campaign finance reform.
End Citizens United has been met with a lot of support but also some criticism. Critics claim that the passing of a constitutional amendment will be nearly impossible to happen. This criticism stems from the fact that the last constitutional amendment was passed in 1992. Despite this, others believe that it is a positive action to keep the pressure on the Supreme Court. If Supreme Court officials are faced with enough pressure, the possibility of getting the amendment passed will be high.
` With the coming of the 2018 House of Representatives Election, End Citizens United hopes to reach for more. During the 2016 election, the PAC had raised a total of $25 million. They now hope to raise at least $35 million by 2018. In the first three months of 2017, $4 million has been raised. This $4 million was raised from 100,000 people. 40,000 of these people were donating to End Citizens United for the first time. With these numbers, the PAC is looking at more support this time around. They have stated that the election of President Donald Trump has dedicated them to fight back against him and shut down these large and powerful donors who have the most say in politics.
After decades spent with the wealthiest investors, Paul Mampilly is now specializing in helping smaller investors. As a senior editor for Banyan Hill Publishing, where he oversees publications which are geared towards Middle America, and helping the average American find wealth through investing.
He writes primarily for two newsletters: Profits Unlimited and Extreme Fortunes, but also helps oversee a number of financial publications as needed.
He joined Wall Street in 1991 as an assistant portfolio manager but quickly grew into more senior positions at Deutsche Bank, ING, and Kinetics Asset Management. During the 2008-2009 financial crisis he won the Templeton Foundation competition for hedge fund management, taking 50 million dollars and delivering 88 million dollars.
In referencing his work experience, Paul Mampilly has said that the two worst jobs he ever had were filling the dishwasher at the 5am shift in college, and pumping gas in the cold of a New Jersey winter. While both were grueling in their own right, he also said that they taught him the value of being willing to work hard and do what has to be done in order to advance to where you want to be. It’s a mindset that he carried into the investing world, where he often spends hours upon hours researching stock options before choosing them for a managed fund or written recommendation.
Research and dedication are two of his trademark tactics when it comes to choosing a good investment strategy. With his team, he researches and delves deeply into the stock picks that he writes about, then spends many more hours writing the reports using language that non-Wall Street insiders would understand.
Paul Mampilly is known for writing to Americans who would not have 50 million dollars in liquid assets to invest, like when he won the Templeton Competition. His newsletters are written with affordable investments that can help families and non-professionals in the finance industry find success on Wall Street. He also makes sure to use language that anyone can understand. When he is not writing, he often goes onto major cable news channels as a market analyst and investing expert.
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