Category Archives: Giving Back

Avi Weisfogel Can Take More People To Operation Smile With His GoFundMe Campaign

Avi Weisfogel started his own GoFundMe page to pay for more trips with Operation Smile, and he goal is to reach as many people as he can. A lot of people have not heard of Operation Smile, but they will learn about it because they can give to the GoFundMe to help Avi Weisfogel go on more trips. He is trying to reach people who are not able to get their own dental care, he takes mobile units with the charity that a lot of these donations pay for.

He is also trying to make sure that he will be able to get the most money for trips where he can bring friends a long. There are hundreds of people turning out at the locations that the charity goes to, and he does not want to go there with too few people for the needs of the community. Avi Weisfogel runs his own dental office out of Old Bridge, NJ and has gotten to know a lot of people who come to see him for dental care, and he wants them to see other professionals who could come the trips with more funding.

Operation Smile also has to keep up to date on all the technology that it uses to help its clients, and they send their dentists into the field with the best technology they can find. They are paying for better gear every year, and Weisfogel explains a lot on his GoFundMe page. He wants everyone who gives to know what they are doing to make the world a better place, and he wants to teach people that they can make real strides in their lives that come with the dental care he gives.

People take dental care for granted when they can get it any time they want, and Avi Weisfogel wants people who cannot get dental care to get what they need no matter when they need it. He knows that it is a luxury, and he is trying to make it easy for people to get care. All the money he raises goes to Operation Smile, and he will keep the page going to fund as many trips as possible.

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Charles Koch Donates to George Mason University

There are many rich people who like to donate money to charities of their choice. Charles Koch certainly qualifies as a man of great wealth. Recently, Charles Koch decided to donate a large sum of money to his new favorite university. George Mason University has been the major benefactor from the giving of Charles Koch. There are a lot of great ways that these donations will help future generations. Over the next couple of years, many people believe that donations to this college will only increase.

As one of the oldest colleges in the country, George Mason has a long and prestigious history of helping students on the path to success. Over the past couple of years, they have received millions of dollars from Charles Koch. Colleges need money from alumni in order to stay open. There are many ways in which the alumni dollars help other people to achieve success. Anyone who wants to help their local college or university can do so through a monetary donation. This is an important thing to remember when it comes to giving. Always make sure to understand where the money is going and what is is used for. In the case of Charles Koch, it is obvious that he is comfortable with how George Mason handles the donations that come through.

There are some people who wonder why anyone should donate money to colleges due to their high tuition costs. Over the past couple of years, college have become the target of a lot of scrutiny in the marketplace. Not only do they tend to charge high tuition rates, but the president of many colleges makes money into the high six figures. This is concerning for a lot of colleges students who are graduating into a tough jobs market with a lot of student loans. Over the next couple of years, it will be interesting to see how things change in this area. There are a lot of students calling for more reforms on how college handle their donations.

As a person of business, Charles Koch understands what it takes to succeed with money. Over the past couple of years, he has given a large amount of money to colleges across the country. One of the most important colleges to him is George Mason University. There are a lot of people who love the fact that he donates so much money there.

Squaw Valley Ski Talks About Respite After Incorporation Unrest

The communities in the North Shore of Lake Tahoe have had a difficult couple of years. First, nature took its toll with its capriciousness and the epic drought brought small businesses and resorts of the area right on the edge. Natural problems aside, the incorporation war over the Olympic Valley, where Squaw Valley Ski and various other resorts are based, also caused a lot of unrest. Some of the best terrain for winter sports is said to be found in Olympic Valley.

However, nature is now shining again on the area as both political and natural unrest seems to be nearing an end. Mentioning how tough the past 4 years have been for the area, Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski, expresses happiness that there have been some early season storms and dropped temperatures that have helped the businesses in the area. Because of this weather, various resorts have opened their shops early this time.

As far as the incorporation dispute goes, formal withdrawals have taken place from the backers and Olympic Valley will stay the way it is. A lot of money was spent by Squaw Valley Ski Holdings to fight against this incorporation.

Andy Wirth adds that businesses and residents would have had to pay increased taxes if the incorporation had gone through. Plus, road maintenance, snow plowing, and other basic services would have experienced lower levels of quality and attention. On top of that, Andy Wirth mentioned an interesting point – which has been the backbone of this fight – the incorporation would have caused Olympic Valley to divide from the other communities in the North Shore. All these communities are known to pool resources in order to handle regional problems in time of need.

Andy Wirth has ensured that this ski area is one of the best in North America with his efforts. Lake Tahoe has also benefited from his focus on community and environmental causes. His initiative “Wounded Warrior Support” also helps to raise money for the Navy Seal Foundation.

Wirth has a huge name in the Tahoe Valley area because of his philanthropic assignments and his work always aims to improve the life of people living in the area.

Now that the incorporation effort is a thing of the past, Wirth added that members of the community could finally move on and focus on healing from this divisive incident. Business is booming and they can get back to work, in the knowledge that their community is still whole and intact.


Keith Mann Launches Scholarship Partnership with Uncommon Schools

Keith Mann is definitely a person who recognizes professional talent. Keith’s company Dynamics Search Partners seeks out the best possible employees and executives for top companies in the New York area. Keith Mann is shifting his focus a bit, and he is looking for the most gifted graduating seniors in order to award a scholarship.

Keith is a known philanthropist in the New York city area. The Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement is a joint venture between the Manns and Uncommon Schools. Uncommon Schools runs several charter schools in the Brooklyn area of New York. The goal of the scholarship, in addition to providing an opportunity to students, is to locate the business success stories of the future. A university degree is, of course, costly. The $5,000 scholarship removes some of those financial impediments and roadblocks.

The way to apply for the scholarship is free of complicated and unnecessary rules and requirements. Applicants are asked to write a 1,000 word essay on how a college degree will help them meet their business and career goals. The essays will be reviewed, and the top applicants from the various Uncommon Schools chapters end up being selected as winners.

Keith Mann has a tremendous amount of experience in the executive search industry. The new scholarship he is launching is a form of executive searching. The students who end up winning the scholarship award are ones with the greatest aptitude for success later in life. Hopefully, the inaugural year of the scholarship will be the first of many, many more to come.


Avi Weisfogel Tackles Important Issues

For the past five years Healthy Heart Sleep has been working to help dentists and doctors learn how to help those who suffer from sleep problems. Avi Weisfogal has been a major factor in spreading not just awareness but also education to fellow doctors with his mission to educate them on what sleep apnea is and the numerous problems that are associated with it. As the founder of Healthy Heart Sleep, Weisfogal has made it his mission to teach doctors and fellow dentists how to treat sleep problems and disorders, especially sleep apnea. Weisfogal is also the owner of Dental Sleep Masters where he holds seminars to teach fellow dentists the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea as well as how to incorporate treatment into their daily practice. He also educates them on how different dental problems can cause sleep issues.

Weisfogal is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelors in both Psychology and Biology before earning his DDS from New Your University College of Dentistry. He began his career in Old Bridge Dental Care located in New Jersey where he was named Best Dentist many times over.

Aside from his lucrative dentistry and seminar career, Weisfogal has begun a GoFund Me page for Operation Smile, an organization that travels to other countries to help children with cleft palates and cleft lips. The donations that are gained from his GoFund Me page help to pay for the surgeries and travel expenses for the surgeries. The group includes thousands of professionals from more than eighty countries that travel around the world to over sixty different countries to help children. So far, they have preformed around a quarter of a million surgeries to help young children and tees with facial deformities. Follow Avi on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on his philanthropic contributions.

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Securus Technologies Breaks Records of Giving at United Way

Securus Technologies’ Associates broke a company giving record to the United Way’s campaign in 2015. Though the goal that had been set was to acquire $290,000, they managed to collect an impressive $345,763 for their campaign, beating their goal by 19% and topping 2014’s goal by an addition 4%.

Richard A. Smith CEO of Securus Technologies, was quick to point out that when their Associates began working with United Way they only managed to gather $32,995, yet managed to multiply the sum more than ten times for the last year.

2008 was the year Associates at Securus took it upon themselves to offer financial aid to their immediate and national communities who are in dire need of basic healthcare and education. The United Way noticed, and marked their contributions as unprecedented highs for the organization.

For their contributions, Associates were awarded by United Way: Highest Level of Annual Securus Associates Contributions, Greatest Percent Increase Above Annual Goal, Greatest Number of Associates Giving, Greatest Number of Leadership Givers. 

Smith was elated by the accolades, but was moved even more by what they mean for United Way’s work. He cited the level of contributions to be wondrous, and was glad that the amount would improve the lives of others. In some cases even save the lives of some, and sees it as a testament to the quality of the Associates’ hearts.

Development Officer of Resource Development at United Way in Dallas, said that he sees the campaign at Securus to be a model worth emulating. Rather than going directly to Associates for funding, Securus makes an outing of their campaign, fostering an enjoyable environment that increases interest. Though the dollar amount is needed in order for United Way to function and provide service to those impoverished persons who need their help, companies like Securus and their Associates make it happen.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technology provides services to law enforcement and corrections facilities numbering into the thousands. This includes 1.2 million incarcerated persons across North America that utilize their at-home visitation technologies to connect with family. Registering for video visitation is easy and the app is free, so all you have to do is connect it to your device. Get the app here:

Securus also connects these facilities with emergency services, public information, and incident management. Through Securus, inmate communication is also monitored, which includes biometric technologies, allowing law enforcement agencies to ensure that inmates are accounted for. Their presence in these facilities make the surrounding communities safer by assisting the civil and criminal justice system to operate at a higher degree of efficiency.

Dr. Weisfogel Helps Collect To Help Others In Need

The number of people that will actually take a stand to help others is little. People may try to help their own but will never reach out to others in need. Dr. Avi Weisfogel is taking a stand to help others. He set up a GoFundMe campaign to help those people that are unable to afford help. Operation Smile is the charity that the Go fund me is helping. Every dollar will go to give another child hope of having the facial or dental surgery they need to prosper. Why it is that little children have these birth defects is a mystery but understanding how to repair them is knowledge. The love and generosity of so many people are helping these little children to have the surgery that is cosmetically changing their lives.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a dental surgeon that began his career working with people in the dental office. After treating many individuals by pulling teeth, filling teeth, whitening teeth, or doing root canals, he is now working to help others learn about dental mouth guards. He is working with his colleagues in his Dental Sleep Masters business. He holds lectures and seminars to teach people in the dental profession how to use dental appliances. He hopes to reach 50 or more people every month. He also works with people that are having difficulties sleeping due to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that many adults have to deal with.

Sleep apnea is diagnosed through a few tests. One of these tests is the sleep study. A sleep study not only measures your oxygen levels while you sleep but also measures how many times you stop breathing while you are sleeping. Individuals that stop breathing while sleeping stand a higher risk of developing issues with other major organs in the body. This is because of the decrease in oxygen levels in the body. The results of sleep apnea are something that Dr. Avi Weisfogel is teaching. He hopes his mouth guards can help some of these people sleep better. He is working with other dentists to provide this necessary help to others. Along with his business partner, Dr. Weisfogel is working to help people with some of the issues that affect eating and sleeping.

It is hopeful that many people will donate to the go fund me campaign for Operation smile. children that are born with these birth defects will surely appreciate the surgery and the parents will be grateful as well. Follow Avi on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on his campaign.

Keith Mann Shows His Support For The NYPD

Keith Mann has a special place in his heart for police officers. His wife’s uncle has been a detective for the Staten Island police department for quite some time. So when NYPD police officers were being attacked by protesters in early 2015, it really hit home for Mann and his family.

After hearing all the bad news Keith decided he wanted to step up and do something as his way of saying “Thank You” to all the officers who put their lives on the line every single day to help keep the city safe.

He decided to send the entire 54th Street precinct lunch on two separate occasions in an effort to help boost moral and show his support for all the good officers out there who work hard to keep us all safe.

Keith Mann was quoted as saying, “Our officers deserve to be thanked for their service, not attacked in their attempts to keep people safe. Policemen have families too and are people just like you and me behind those uniforms.”

The rising violence towards police officers has been a cause of serious concern for Mann and his family. He believes citizens should work with police officers and not against them.

For those of you who aren’t sure who Keith Mann is, he is a New York philanthropist and businessman who co-founded Dynamic Search Partners in 2001. He has worked in the executive search industry for almost 20 years and is considered an expert when it comes to hedge fund compensation, staffing and hiring.

Currently Keith Mann serves as CEO of DSP and oversees the day to day management of the company. He regularly works with Uncommon Schools, a non profit charter public school that helps start and manage schools for low income students, to help ensure students get the tools they need to find employment upon graduating college.