Tony Petrello is recognized as one of the top corporate executives in the United States. In fact, he is one of the best-paid CEOs in the country according to a report published in 2015. His prominence has arisen out of good performance that he has had in the industry.
Since he took over the role of managing Nabors industries, he has consistently proved that he is up to the task of raising the bar in the oil and drilling industry in the country. One of the things that Tony Petrello has done as a top executive in the country is to ensure that the role of the business he leads is felt in the community.
Tony Petrello is currently one of the top business leaders in Texas. The community around Texas looks up to his firm for assistance when there is a disaster. On his part, he has never forsaken them. Anytime there is a problem which has been as a result of natural disasters, he makes sure that his business responds in the right manner. Tony Petrello has so far worked with people around Texas to facilitate humanitarian support at times when the community has faced problems. One of the things he has done is to help the people of Houston when they were affected by hurricane Harvey. ‘When the hurricane struck Houston, it left in its wake huge destruction of property all over the area. The business community in the area was called upon to assist the locals. Nabors Industries came out strongly in the rescue mission.
Led by Tony Petrello, they contributed to the relief fund meant to support the Houston victims. In total, Nabors Industries contributed over $300,000. On top of the relief funds, the company went a step further of giving the employees a paid leave so that they could assist the people of Houston.
CEO Tony Petrello have brought the spirit of philanthropy in this institution. Personally, he is involved in philanthropy and he has brought this awesome culture in to the firm. Through philanthropic initiatives the company has been able to establish a close relationship with the community. The community, Nabors is not just a business but a partner whom they can turn to in times of difficulties. Petrello has a huge role to play in actualizing the dream of philanthropy in the firm. He has made the workers love the act of giving. They now understand why it is important to make the lives of others better.
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Anthony G. Petrello also was known as Tony Petrello is a globally known business tycoon and the President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board and Executive committee of one of the leading oil and gas company Nabors Industries Limited. He is also renowned for his great philanthropic contributions.
His success is instilled in his upbringing. He is from a brilliant academic background. He was a bright student with great potential mainly in Mathematics which gave him the opportunity to study Mathematics at Yale University with the full scholarship. Then he got a degree from Harvard Law School. After education, he did many jobs and finally settled in Nabors Industries and with his excellence in the job he became the CEO of Nabors Industries.
Beside the huge success of the career of Tony Petrello, there is a tragedy in his life. His daughter Carena is suffering from neurological disorders. Tony Petrello’s wife Cynthia gave birth to a premature baby, for that Carena caught with the disease periventricular leukomalacia or PVL. This turned to cerebral palsy which delays the development of the child. Seeing the suffering of their child, Tony and Cynthia came with philanthropic contributions for children with neurological disorders. For the purpose, they donated $7 million to ‘Texas Children Hospital’. This helped the hospital to set up a special center for the children with neurological problems with a research center named ‘Jan Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute’. Being a member of Board of Trustees of ‘Texas Children Hospital’, Tony Petrello raises a handsome amount of fund, which is needed for further research and development of the neurological disorder and its treatments.
Recently a Hurricane Harvey left a devastating effect on Houston. Tony Petrello and the employees of Nabors came with great help relief to the sufferers to a great extent. A huge donation on behalf of Nabors is given as a relief fund and large volume of meals were distributed to the local families. As per Nabors, 10 percent employees of Nabors were affected by this hurricane. Nabors donated over $3 million to the affected employees and as educational scholarships to the affected employee’s children. Apart from Nabors, Tony Petrello himself did a lot for the Hurricane affected Houston. Tony and his wife Cynthia made a donation, which was truly needed for the victims to start a new life and also helped the affected to make their new homes.
Recently Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia throw a party to welcome the legendary multi-talented artist Tommy Tune back to Houston which was a huge success. Remembering the scholarship Tony Petrello got from Yale University, he started a fund of an annual prize in the memory of his teacher Serge Lang. Tony Petrello and his wife made the Petrello Family Foundation to help the people in need around them.
In an era where education is seen as everything, one cannot afford to fail. But what happens when one fails in school? Is it the end of life? While people may see it as the beginning of a hard life, there is a man who is proving that you can succeed despite failing in school. Failing to make it to college and graduating with a grade C in high school, Marc Sparks has gone on to grace the entrepreneurship arena in the United States. Unlike other business people who copy their colleagues and competitors, Mark Sparks has established his name as an individual who values ingenuity and one who pays attention to details.Learn more : https://www.facebook.com/marc.sparks1
As of today, this great entrepreneur holds many titles. He is a philanthropist, leader, and published author. When it comes to writing, he has written a book called They Can’t Eat You to inspire young people looking to succeed in life. Marc Sparks realizes that young people face a lot of hardships on the path to success. For this reason, he shares some insight on how to succeed. For instance, he says that a young person wishing to succeed in life should always have a business strategy in mind at all times. Also, before you try selling your product to other people, ensure that you believe in your product first. When not involved in business, Mark Sparks acts as a venture capitalist funding other people’s ideas. He has managed to achieve this through the Spark Tank initiative.
As a philanthropist, Marc Sparks is known by the people of Dallas, Texas for his love for changing the education sector and helping the needy people. For example, he supports needy children from the state by supplying them with books and laptops. He achieves this feat through the American Can! Initiative. On helping people fight homelessness and hunger, he has dedicated his money and resources to a foundation called the Samaritan Inn. This is an initiative that he has been involved in for the last 30 years. Finally, he has helped build homes for people in the United States through the Habitat for Humanity initiative.
At the moment, Marc Sparks is involved with a company called Timber Creek Capitals. It is believed that he has special interests in telecommunications as most of his ventures are found in this area. Jay Wireless Communication is another venture that Marc Sparks is currently involved with.
Elizabeth “Betsy” DeVos comes from a family of philanthropists. Her parents Elsa and Edgar Prince have donated over 45 million dollars to a large number of charitable causes. However, the charitable impact of the DeVos family goes back for decades. Betsy’s parents were billionaires and entrepreneurs living in Holland Michigan. Betsy was born on January 8th, 1958. Growing up, Betsy DeVos followed in her parents’ footsteps. She became a famous business woman and a very well-known contributor to political campaigns as well as a philanthropist. She is also a strong supporter of education in America. In fact, Betsy is a member of the Foundation for Excellence in Education.
The amount of money she has raised to support a variety of causes amounts to millions upon millions. As a political campaign contributor, she raised over 150 000 dollars in order to support George Bush during his re-election campaign in 2004. Betsy also held a number of republican fundraising events in Holland, Michigan. She has some experience in the field of politics that she gained during her position as the finance chairperson for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She occupied the position for two years. Betsy also has a very rich experience in management as she has worked as a part of the administration of a variety of projects. She and her parents have been noted participants in Republican political matters and have donated over 18 million dollars.
Betsy DeVos launched a foundation that supports education, community, social justice and arts together with her husband in 1989. It is called the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation and has so far raised over 12 million dollars. Dick and Betsy DeVos have donated more than 850 million dollars to a long list of charitable causes. The couple has been strong supporters of the American education. A large number of academic institutions have benefitted from that. University of Maryland College Park Foundation, the Potter’s House, a Christian school, Success Academy Charter Schools, the School of Missionary Aviation Technology, University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical Center, the nonprofit Alliance for School Choice and much more. Dick and Betsy DeVos have shown support to many Christian education groups.
A lasting impact that the DeVos family have had is the Art Prize which they established in 2009. It takes place in Grand Rapids in the state of Michigan and is an international art competition. The long history of the charitable impact that the DeVos family has had for decades has helped thousands of people through the philanthropy work and their life long support of education in the United States of America. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation is a worthy continuation of the philanthropic history. Visit their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org
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